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Use these delicious grilled vegetables with anything from a burger to beef or lamb.
Roswell, New Mexico is a small desert town in the middle of nowhere that became world famous because of one incident that may not have happened. This past Independence Day was the 50th anniversary of the debated crash of a UFO. Amid the parades, costume contests, scientific-like presentations, and items for sale (which included everything from abduction insurance to a dead "alien" in a mason jar), there was a banquet.
Held in Hangar 84, the site where crash debris and off-world bodies were purportedly taken in 1947, the dinner's featured speaker was Whitley Streiber, author of the book Communion. He was not abducted during the banquet, which was catered by local restaurateur Mario Reid. Mario maintained the general other-worldly spirit of the event with dishes such as "MOO F. O." (Beef roulades), "Cover-Up Pork," and "Flan Saucer Dessert."
I was able to extract the recipe for "Crash Site Chicken" from Mario, which consisted of skinless, boneless chicken breasts in puff pastry with mozzarella and a green chile and pecan concass. The original recipe served 500, so I've cut it down a bit.
This is the sauce that is traditionally served over smoked ribs in Memphis and other parts of Tennessee. Some cooks add prepared yellow mustard to the recipe. It can be converted into a basting sauce by adding more beer and a little more vinegar. Add more hot sauce to taste, or substitute red chile or cayenne powder
This finishing sauce is traditionally served over smoked ribs, but can also be converted into a basting sauce by adding more beer and a little more vinegar.
This is the sauce that is traditionally served over smoked ribs in
Memphis and other parts of Tennessee. Some cooks add prepared yellow
mustard to the recipe. It can be converted into a basting sauce by
adding more beer and a little more vinegar. Add more hot sauce to taste,
or substitute red chile or cayenne powder.
These spicy sausages are usually grilled and eaten alongside couscous.
Mesquite wood smoke is absorbed by the fish while it grills, imparting a distinctly Southwestern flavor. Care should be taken not to overcook--or burn--the fish.
Ceviche is made all over Central and South America, so it is no surprise that it has become popular in many Miami restaurants. The citrus marinade creates an opaque color and firm texture that mimics the effect of traditional cooking. In celebration of Miami chefs' tendency to borrow from many different sources to create a their own recipes, I have come up with a version using the Peruvian garnish of sweet potatoes, the Ecuadorian addition of roasted corn and a combination of seafood that you are likely to find at a typical Miami table. For a glamorous touch, serve the Ceviche in martini glasses. Note: this recipe requires advance preparation.
This microwave version of peanut brittle is easier to prepare than most, but be sure to use a large bowl to keep the mixture from boiling over as the volume increases. The green chile heat is a nice complement to the sweet brittle.
Here's a manageable size with all the same great ingredients as the big one. The original was made of Italian sausage, which is always 100 percent pork.