Whether you’re enjoying Jazz Fest, this beautiful weather or the fact that it is a Thursday, you’re food and beverages will likely take on a Latin tilt today. To help you be prepared, here is a collection of some quick and easy recipes.
Tired of tomato based salsa or want to take advantage of the amazing fruit that is starting to hit stores? Check out our Watermelon Salsa, our Pineapple Salsa, our mango salsa or all three.
Want to work in some great flavor? Check out some chipotle glazed pork, which we paired with our mango salsa (above). Or if you have a few leftover crawfish or maybe you’d like to give a little Louisiana twist to your Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Check out our
Crawfish Quesadillas, which also includes a little bit about the history of this holiday.
Now if you want something to wash all this down with and don’t feel like sucking down sugary, syrupy margarita mix, check out the simple Simply Margarita!
How ever you spend this day, enjoy it!
Looking for a quick weeknight dinner with a kick? Give this chipotle glazed pork and mango salsa a try. Continue reading
I’m on a grilling kick right now…probably because grilling = less kitchen cleaning! That, and the fact that all that eating for Jazz Fest has necessitated a lighter touch, consumption wise. $1.25 and I had the opportunity to get some really fresh grouper over the weekend so I pretty much threw this together after work tonight. What you’ll need: Grouper (or any similar fish), limes, chives, cilantro, white wine, salt and pepper. Having fresh herbs handy in the back yard made this even easier. Continue reading
So the pineapple salsa from a week or so ago started a nice discussion between some friends, including Grandmaster Wang, and it brought up the idea of a watermelon salsa. Actually a watermelon-kiwi salsa, but the kiwi portion of this salsa ended up being a huge failure, so it didn’t make the cut.*
It’s Tuesday, so I’m up on cooking. Today, pineapple is on the menu. I went to the store and saw a huge pineapple display, so it was on. Grabbed a bunch of ingredients and headed home. Fired up the computer to put on some music and started to shake up a drink. I’m not the prolific cook like Cupcake is, so I need a little encouragement.
I rocked the Simply Margarita, but subbed some pineapple juice for a bit of the Simply Lime (1 part) and cranked the Rebirth channel on Pandora. It was awesome until I hit my first ad, but I quickly got over that. Any way, the food is what we’re here for.
Menu (and recipes):
Pineapple glazed chicken
Black beans (don’t start these last!)