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Central Mexico’s Oaxaca is home to a refined cuisine of earthy, spicy flavors, and this recipe for an Oaxaca Burger with manchego, avocado and pickled habanero onions.
Full recipe here, and yum!
Aug 27, 2012 / 2 notes

Central Mexico’s Oaxaca is home to a refined cuisine of earthy, spicy flavors, and this recipe for an Oaxaca Burger with manchego, avocado and pickled habanero onions.

Full recipe here, and yum!

Want to add a little spice to an upcoming cook-out? Check out this Indian recipe for Curry Chicken Skewers. 

Ingredients
Wooden skewers
2 pounds boneless chicken breast, cut into chunks
3 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons minced lemongrass
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1/4 cup chicken stock
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil
Steamed white rice, for serving
Directions

Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.
In a large bowl, add the chicken and all the remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread onto the wooden skewers.
Preheat the grill to medium.
Put the skewers on the grill. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2 to 4 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skewers to a serving platter and serve with white rice.

Enjoy!
Jun 16, 2012 / 2 notes

Want to add a little spice to an upcoming cook-out? Check out this Indian recipe for Curry Chicken Skewers

Ingredients

  • Wooden skewers
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breast, cut into chunks
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons minced lemongrass
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Steamed white rice, for serving

Directions

Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.

In a large bowl, add the chicken and all the remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread onto the wooden skewers.

Preheat the grill to medium.

Put the skewers on the grill. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2 to 4 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skewers to a serving platter and serve with white rice.

Enjoy!

Summer is fast approaching, and I can hardly wait for it. Summer entails a lot of different things, but backyard bar-b-que’s and pool parties are at the top of the list. If you can’t go abroad, bring a little piece of Italy home to you with this tomato feta pasta salad. You’ll feel like you’re sitting on the coast of Amalfi!
Ingredients
1/2 pound fusilli (spirals) pasta
Kosher salt
Good olive oil
1 pound ripe tomatoes, medium-diced
3/4 cup good black olives, such as kalamata, pitted and diced
1 pound good feta cheese, medium-diced
6 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
For the dressing:
5 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
2 tablespoons red win vinegar
6 tablespoons good olive oil
1 garlic clove, diced
1 teaspoon capers, drained
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Directions

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water with a splash of oil to keep it from sticking together. Boil for 12 minutes, or according to the directions on the package. Drain well and allow to cool. Place the pasta in a bowl and add the tomatoes, olives, feta and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.
For the dressing, combine the sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, capers, salt and pepper in a food processor until almost smooth.

Pour the dressing over the pasta, sprinkle with the Parmesan and parsley, and toss well. 
Buon Appetito!
May 15, 2012 / 3 notes

Summer is fast approaching, and I can hardly wait for it. Summer entails a lot of different things, but backyard bar-b-que’s and pool parties are at the top of the list. If you can’t go abroad, bring a little piece of Italy home to you with this tomato feta pasta salad. You’ll feel like you’re sitting on the coast of Amalfi!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fusilli (spirals) pasta
  • Kosher salt
  • Good olive oil
  • 1 pound ripe tomatoes, medium-diced
  • 3/4 cup good black olives, such as kalamata, pitted and diced
  • 1 pound good feta cheese, medium-diced
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped

For the dressing:

  • 5 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • 2 tablespoons red win vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 1 teaspoon capers, drained
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Directions

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water with a splash of oil to keep it from sticking together. Boil for 12 minutes, or according to the directions on the package. Drain well and allow to cool. Place the pasta in a bowl and add the tomatoes, olives, feta and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.

For the dressing, combine the sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, capers, salt and pepper in a food processor until almost smooth.

Pour the dressing over the pasta, sprinkle with the Parmesan and parsley, and toss well. 

Buon Appetito!