Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Foodday

Happy Friday lovebugs,
Here are my favorite recipes this week.

Beer-Jito
Ingredients
1 ounce Akvinta Vodka
5 ounces Red Stripe
2 lime wedges
6-8 mint leaves
Pinch of sugar
Lime wedge and/or mint sprig, to garnish
Directions
Muddle lime, mint and sugar in the bottom of a Collins glass. Fill glass with ice. Add vodka, then beer. Garnish.
Green Scallop Tacos
Ingredients
For the green herb salsa:
  • 2 garlic cloves, skin left on
  • 2 small jalapenos
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large bunch fresh cilantro, leaves only
  • 1 large bunch parsley, leaves only
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced small
  • 1 medium haas avocado
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 to 2 tbsp water as needed

For the taco:
  • 16 fresh scallops (about 1 lb)
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 8 corn tortillas
Directions
Toast the garlic and jalapeños in a dry skillet until golden. Remove from heat, peel garlic and seed the peppers. Combine with olive oil, cilantro and parsley in a small blender with just enough water to blend. Place in a bowl and combine with diced cucumber and avocado.

Pat the scallops dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. Heat a medium skillet over high heat, add 1/2 teaspoon oil and cook the scallops 4 at a time for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side, or until they become caramelized and the center is  – do not overcook. Set aside and repeat with the others.

To serve, heat the tortillas on a separate skillet about 30 to 60 seconds on each side, top each with 1/4 cup sauce and 2 scallops. Squeeze some fresh lime juice on top and eat right away.

The Perfect Tan
Ingredients
  • 4 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • whipped cream and cherry for garnish

Directions
  1. In two large glasses, drizzle chocolate syrup around the insides of glass. Set aside.
  2. In a blender, process the vanilla ice cream with Baileys, until smooth and creamy. To make thicker, add more ice cream. To make thinner, add more Baileys.
  3. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream and cherry. ENJOY immediately!

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