Meal/Course - Appetizer/Hors d'oeuvre
A Mexican coctel de camarones tends to be a lot spicer than one traditionally served north of the border, and the shrimp is grilled rather than boiled, which adds a different flavor dimension. In a pinch, substitute a Mexican hot sauce like Cholula for the chile powder and the jalapeño chile, and the result will be equally good.
This recipe accompanies Grilled Swordfish with Lime-Basil-Jala-peño Vinaigrette (see above) and others in the chapter titled Fish Taco Party.
Beer is frequently used as the tenderizing ingredient in marinades as it is in this recipe. Carbonnade refers to a type of French or Belgian beef stew made with beer and a little sugar. I’ve not only highjacked the title, but have spiced up my version of the recipe by adding chiles, our favorite ingredient, and cooking it on the grill, rather than the stove as a stew.
The heat of this spicy kebab is controlled by the number of jalapeño strips used. Milder fresh chiles can also be substituted to tame down this dish. Note: This recipe requires advance preparation.
This recipe is part of a five-part series devoted to chipotles--those many varieties of smoked chiles. You can go here to start reading--and cooking with--chipotles of all kinds.
This recipe has a double hit of habanero both in the oil and in the mustard. For a milder version, cut down the marinating time and/or use unflavored olive oil.
This recipe, along with other sizzling holiday snacks, can be found in the article
From chef Jaymz Pool comes this beautiful, North African-inspired soup in the recipe booklet supplied by the Hortus Botanicus. Serve with a crusty French bread.
Even people who don’t like artichokes will like this dish. Although it tastes like it requires a lot of preparation, it is very easy to make. It takes no time to put together and can be made in advance and refrigerated to save time before a party. Then it just needs to be brought to room temperature before baking. Serve with the pita triangles or substitute crisp tortilla or corn chips; they all taste good with this dip. To increase the heat, sprinkle minced jalapeño or serrano chiles on top.
These pickled jicama sticks are easy to prepare and the basic recipe can be used for a variety of tender cooked vegetables such as green beans, carrots, and asparagus. They can be eaten as early as 24 hours after marinating, and they will keep for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
NOTE: This recipe requires advance preparation.
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