2nd Ave Cocktail #2

INGREDIENTS 4 wheels of cucumber, 1 reserved for garnish 2 sprigs of dill ¾ oz honey syrup ¾ oz fresh lime juice 2½ oz gin PREPARATION In a mixing glass, muddle the cucumber and dill with honey syrup. Next, add lime juice and gin and shake vigorously. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a […]

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Adzuki Bean Salad

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 cups adzuki beans, cooked ½ cup arame sea vegetables 2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 green onion, sliced super thin ¼ cup yuzu rice vinegar or plain rice vinegar 1 tablespoon lime zest 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 tablespoon orange […]

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Aloo Bonda Potato Dumplings

Makes 20 dumplings INGREDIENTS For the filling 2 pounds (about 5 medium) red potatoes, peeled and quartered ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons kosher salt 1½ tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons mustard seeds 24 curry leaves 3 to 6 dried chiles, coarsely crushed 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 small jalapeño […]

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Asian Pork Meatballs with Sesame Spinach

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 small Spinach onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons ginger, minced 2 pounds ground pork 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 1 large egg, scrambled ¾ cup Panko breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon fish sauce 2 tablespoon soy sauce Sriracha (optional, to taste) Hoisin (optional, to taste) Canola oil Sesame oil 2 pounds […]

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Basil Lime Sodas & Herbal Melon Ice Cubes

Makes 1 soda Ingredients Herbal melon ice cubes Juice of 1 lime 2 ounces basil lime syrup Soda water Melon ball ice cubes Directions Squeeze the juice of 1 lime into a large glass filled with herbal melon ice cubes. Place 2 ounces of the basil lime syrup inside and fill with soda water and […]

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Batido de Banana y Fresa (Strawberry Banana Shake)

Makes 3-4 milkshakes Basically a milkshake, although a much looser version, often served over more ice cubes to keep very cold and fresh. Batidos showcase the fruits often associated with Central America and their rich and sweet flavors that are the very essence of their desserts. Ingredients 1 cup fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and chopped 1 […]

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Braised Duck Legs with Figs Lime and Honey

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 duck legs, trimmed of excess fat Salt 12 large shallots, peeled and left whole, roots trimmed 12 dried figs 2 branches fresh rosemary 4 tablespoons honey 4 quarter-size slices fresh ginger 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1-2 cups duck stock DIRECTIONS […]

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Cactus Fruit (Prickly Pear) Cilantro Lime Tequila Coolers

Makes 1 cocktail INGREDIENTS 1½ ounce tequila blanca 1½ ounce Grand Marnier 1 ounce cactus fruit syrup (recipe follows) 1 ounce agave syrup 1 ounce lime syrup (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS Add all ingredients into a strainer filled with ice, shake vigorously. Strain through fine mesh strainer. Serve over ice garnish with a lime wedge and […]

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Cactus Fruit (Prickly Pear) Lime Tequila Coolers

Makes 1 cocktail INGREDIENTS 1½ ounce tequila blanca 1½ ounce Grand Marnier 1 ounce cactus fruit syrup (recipe follows) 1 ounce agave syrup 1 ounce lime syrup (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS Add all ingredients into a strainer filled with ice, shake vigorously. Strain through fine mesh strainer. Serve over ice garnish with a lime wedge. Cactus […]

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Carrot Cilantro Ginger Latkes with Lemongrass Chili Mint Yogurt

Cool, healthy, and refreshing, these carrot latkes are incredibly fresh and zesty!

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Carrot Soup with Cilantro-Lime Cream

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 4 cups carrots, chopped 4 cups vegetable broth or water Juice of ½ a lime Salt Cilantro-Lime Cream, to garnish (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS In a heavy bottomed soup pot over medium heat, add canola oil. […]

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Chicken Paillards with Grilled Peach & Pepino Salsa

Serves 6 Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts, boneless skinless Salt/pepper 2 medium peaches, pitted and chopped fine 1 medium Pepino melon, seeds removed, peeled and chopped fine (1 cup chopped honeydew melon can be substituted) 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 2 teaspoons jalapeño or serrano pepper, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine […]

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Chipotle-Herb Sloppy Joes

This is a sure fire south of the border specialty because it is spicy, zesty, and as fresh as can be. It’s also super easy yet decadent. You will need party size buns, too.

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Cilantro Lime Créme Fraiche

Makes 2 tablespoons Ingredients 2 tablespoons créme fraiche 1 tablespoon lime juice Pinch of lime zest ½ tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Salt Directions Place all ingredients in a small bowl, and whisk. Set aside.

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Coconut Chutney with Mango-Lime Granita

Makes 1½ cups Ingredients 1 cup coconut, freshly grated Zest of one lime Juice of one lime 2 curry leaves 1 thai chili 2 tablespoons brown sugar Directions In a small sauce pan add all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, stirring constantly until thick and creamy. Cool. Serve over Lime Granita. Mango-Lime […]

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Corn Salsa with Chips

INGREDIENTS Corn Cilantro Red peppers Lime juice Scallions Corn chips Avocado Salt PREPARATION Chop all ingredients and combine in bowl. Serve with corn chips

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Cumin-Zucchini & Bell Pepper Tacos

Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 white onion, sliced thin 2 zucchinis, cut in half lengthwise and sliced thin 1 red bell pepper, sliced in strips 1 jalapeño, deseeded and thinly sliced Juice and zest of 1 lime 1 teaspoon cumin Salt Tortillas, for serving DIRECTIONS In a large sauté pan, over medium […]

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Curried Yellow Lentils and Sweet Potato Soup (Yellow Lentils)

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, chopped fine 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1½ teaspoons garam masala 1½ teaspoons curry powder 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes 4 cups vegetable broth 1 cup yellow lentils 1 fresh bay […]

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Dandelion Parsley Lime Kiwi Smoothie

Makes 2-10 ounce smoothies INGREDIENTS 1 cup dandelion greens, chopped 1 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped Juice of 1 lime 1 teaspoon lime zest 2 kiwis, peeled and chopped 1 cup water 1 cup ice 1 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

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El Macau (Nicaragua)

The Macau is the Nicaraguan national drink, typically made with Flor De Cana white rum and guava juice. We decided to put our own ginger mango twist on ti in light of featuring our Organic Fair-trade products.

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Empanadas de Guayaba (Guava Pie Pockets)

Makes 15-20 empanadas Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 3 tablespoons sugar 12 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into pieces 2 egg yolks ¾ cup water (ice cold) Guava Jam (recipe follows) Powdered sugar (optional) Directions In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and sugar. Cut in the butter using a pastry […]

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Ensalada de Repollo (Cabbage Salad)

Serves 6-8 Often seen in small Nicaraguan restaurants soaking in big batches at room temperature, it is similar to a sauerkraut with a Latin Style and a citrusy tone. Ingredients 3 cups shredded green cabbage (about ½ medium head) 1 cup chopped fresh tomato Juice of 3 limes 1 tablespoon salt Directions In a medium […]

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Fish Tacos with Cilantro Crème Fraiche

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For Sauce 1 jalapeño, deseeded and chopped fine (set aside half for tacos) ½ cup crème fraiche ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Pinch of lime zest Juice of 2 limes Pinch of cumin 2 teaspoons salt For Tacos 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 medium red onion, cut in half and […]

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Fresh Guacamole

Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS 4 avocados, ripe and soft, but not mushy ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine ¼ cup tomatoes, chopped fine ¼ cup white onions, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped fine 1 teaspoon cumin powder Salt Juice of 3 limes DIRECTIONS In a large mixing bowl mash avocados one […]

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Fresh Thai Beef Cabbage Salad

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound flank steak Salt 1 fresh thai chili, sliced thin 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped Zest of one lime Juice of three limes 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thai basil, chopped 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce 2 tablespoons rice […]

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

Makes approximately 3 cups INGREDIENTS 3 cups red cherry tomatoes, chopped fine 2 medium yellow tomatoes, chopped fine ½ cup white onion, chopped very fine ½ cup red bell peppers, chopped very fine ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine 1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped fine 1 teaspoon cumin Juice of 3-4 limes Salt […]

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS 3 tomatoes, chopped fine ¼ cup white onion, chopped very fine ¼ cup red bell peppers, chopped very fine ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped fine ½ teaspoon cumin Juice of 2 limes Salt DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl […]

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Frozen Mango Margaritas

Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients 3 ripe mangoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped Zest of 2 limes 1⁄3 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped Juice of 15 limes 1½ cups Cointreau Triple Sec 2 cups tequila blanco Coarse salt Limes for garnish and taste Directions Puree the mangoes, lime zest, cilantro leaves and lime juice in a blender […]

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Fume Y Flor (Mexico)

Sweet and Smoky is the jest of this one. An intoxicating and powerful drink, its silky and sultry texture with its sweet and smoky vibe, allows one to forget the intoxication factor.

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Ger-Nis Fresh Siracha Sauce

Makes 1 cup INGREDIENTS 4-5 red chilies, seeds in tact and chopped 3 thai green chilies, seeds in tact and chopped 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3 teaspoons tamari 1⁄3 cup rice vinegar, yuzu flavored preferred ¼ cup water (more as needed) 1 tablespoon salt 2 teaspoons lime zest […]

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Ger-Nis Herbal Pisco Sour

Makes one drink Ingredients 2½ ounces Pisco ½ ounce herbal simple syrup Juice of 2-3 limes 1 egg white Bitters Directions In a shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients. Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Strain into a 6 ounce glass and drop a few drops of bitters on the top of the frothed […]

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Ger-Nis Jerk Cole Slaw

Serves 12 Ingredients For the dressing 1 clove garlic, chopped fine ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon habanero pepper, deseeded and chopped ½ teaspoon lime zest ½ teaspoon orange zest 1 pinch allspice, ground 1 pinch nutmeg, freshly grated 1 pinch cinnamon, freshly grated ½ teaspoon black pepper, ground 1 pinch salt […]

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Gingito (Dominican Republic)

Another sweet and peppery addition to the mix. Ginger and basil combine well in this deep dark powerful vixen of a drink!

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Green Chili Gravy

Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed, cut into quarters 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup chicken broth 3 poblano chili peppers, roasted, seeded and chopped 1 jalapeño pepper, roasted, seeded and chopped 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves ½ cup heavy whipping cream Juice and zest of 1 lime […]

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Grilled Chicken Paillard with Nectarine Salsa and Peach BBQ Sauce

Serves 6 Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts, boneless, skinless Salt/pepper Peach BBQ Sauce (recipe follows) 2 nectarines, not fully ripe, firm, deseeded and chopped small ½ red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small 1 green bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small ½ red onion, chopped small 1 serrano chili, deseeded and chopped fine ½ cup […]

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Grilled Chicken Pillards with Cucumber and Melon Herb Salsa

Serves 6 Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts, boneless, skinless Salt/pepper 1 teaspoon lime zest Juice of 1 lime 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons almond oil 1 tablespoon agave nectar 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine ½ medium […]

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Grilled White Eggplant with Peanut Sauce and Cilantro Red Pepper Relish

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 small white eggplants (about 1 pound each) cut into ½ inch thick slices the long way Sesame oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 shallot, chopped fine 2 red chilis, deseeded and chopped fine 1 teaspoon lime zest 1 tablespoon peanut butter 2 tablespoons tamari 2 tablespoons yuzi rice vinegar Juice […]

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Guava Jam

Ingredients 2 cups guavas, chopped fine (skins, seeds and all) (about 10 guavas) 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 pinch of salt Directions Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan on low heat and cook for about 10 minutes or until all ingredients are cooked down. Turn up heat […]

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Herbal Spring Rolls

Makes 12 rolls Ingredients 12 rice paper wrappers 1 head boston lettuce leaves, white parts removed 2 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch matchsticks 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch matchsticks ½ cup scallions, chopped fine ½ cup semi ripe mango, cut into 1-inch matchsticks ½ cup fresh mint leaves ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves […]

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Indian Lemonade

Makes 1½ Quarts INGREDIENTS 3-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped 41⁄3 cup water 2 cups sugar 1 cup lemon, lime, or Key Lime juice, or any combination DIRECTIONS Combine the ginger and 1⁄3 cup water in a blender, and process to a paste. Strain through a very fine strainer or stainer lined with […]

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Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork Tacos

Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS ½ a medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped ½ habañero pepper, deseeded and chopped ½ tablespoon lime zest ½ tablespoon orange zest ½ teaspoon allspice, ground ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated ½ tablespoon black pepper, ground ½ teaspoon […]

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Kelp Noodles Pad Thai and Almond Sauce

Serves 2-4 Ingredients Pad Thai mixture 1 carrot, julienne 1 red pepper, filled, julienne ½ red cabbage, thinly sliced or mandolin ¼ cup snow peas, cut thinly on diagonal 1 spring onion, sliced thin 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons tamari 1 shallot, sliced thin 1 small red chili, minced 2 tablespoons coconut nectar 2 […]

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King’s Country Buck

INGREDIENTS Fresh ginger Fresh basil ¾ oz lime juice 1½ oz dark rum ¾ oz Madeira Ginger beer Lime wheels, for garnish PREPARATION In a mixing glass, muddle a thin strip of fresh ginger and 3 leaves of fresh basil with lime juice. Next, add rum, Madeira and icem and shake vigorously. Strain over ice […]

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Laotian Beef Salad

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ pound very lean (94% lean, plus), ground beef ½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice ½ cup of roasted rice powder ½ cup finely chopped Spanish onions ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro ½ tablespoon ground Thai chili peppers (or paprika for the less […]

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Lime Pie with Ginger Snap Crust and Ginger Whipped Cream

Makes one 9″ pie – Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For ginger snap crust 1¾ cups gingersnap cookies, crushed ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted For lime pie filling 1 can (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 4 large egg yolks ½ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed […]

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Limeade

Makes ½ Gallon INGREDIENTS 1 cup lime sugar syrup, recipe below (see note*) 2 tablespoons lime zest ½ cup lime juice (10 to 15 juicy limes) 7 cups water PREPARATION In a half gallon pitcher combine lime sugar syrup, lime zest, lime juice, and water, stir well. Serve over ice with lime wedge. Lime Sugar […]

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Malay Chicken

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons of canola oil 3 chicken thighs (with the skin on the bone) 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup julienned ginger 1 yellow onion, halved and then sliced into lengthwise pieces 1½ tablespoon dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon preserved black beans ½ cup boiled/hot water 1 tablespoon fish sauce ½ teaspoon […]

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Mango Agua Fresca

Makes 1 gallon INGREDIENTS 2 ripe mangoes, peeled, deseeded and pureed Zest and juice of 2-3 limes ½ cup honey or light brown sugar 1 cup hot water Gallon of ice cold water DIRECTIONS In a gallon pitcher combine the pureed mangoes, the lime juice and zest and the hot water, add the sugar or […]

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Mango Mint Smoothie

Makes 2-10 ounce smoothies INGREDIENTS 2 ripe mangoes, peeled, seed removed, and chopped ½ cup fresh mint leaves ½ cup water ½ cup ice Juice of one lime 3 tablespoons honey DIRECTIONS Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

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Mango Mint Sorbet

INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 2 cups sugar ½ cups chopped mint 2 cups fresh mango, peeled, deseeded and chopped Zest and juice of 1 lime ¼ cup heavy cream DIRECTIONS Make simple syrup in a medium saucepan by combining the sugar and water and chopped mint. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves, simmer for […]

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Mango-Lime Granita

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 large ripe mangoes, chopped Zest of one lime Juice of 4 limes ½ cup light brown sugar ½ cup water Directions In blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour into a shallow metal pan and freeze, making sure to scrape with a fork while freezing to result in an icy freeze.

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Mexican Herbed Chicken Albondigas Soup

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the Meatballs 1 pound ground chicken Zest and juice of 2 limes ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine 1 teaspoon jalapeño pepper, chopped fine ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 tablespoon dried cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten For the Soup Olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine […]

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Mezcal, Cilantro Dried Cherry Glazed Chicken Wings

Smoky mezcal and dried cherries give these wings a unique flavor, and the sweet and smoky flavors perfectly complement ice cold beer!

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Middle Eastern Spiced Sweet Potato Herb Latkes with Curry Mint Sour Cream

Bring a touch of the Middle East into your Hanukah celebration with these spiced latkes!

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Mussels with IPA & Thai Red Curry & Lime

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped fine Zest of 1 lime 1 small red onion, chopped fine 3 tomatoes, chopped medium Juice of 2 limes 2-3 tablespoons red curry paste ½ cup IPA beer ½ stick butter 1 teaspoon maldon […]

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Nacatamales (Nicaraguan Tamales)

Makes 15 tamales (large) Nacatamales are similar to Mexican tamales but they are quite large and filled with a potato, rice, corn, vegetable and herb mixture and are typically served on holidays and special occasions. This recipe makes ½ size portions of the traditional tamale. Ingredients For the tamale dough 2 cups masa harina 2 […]

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Negro Modelo Cocktail (Mexico)

For the beer drinkers who can’t decide between beer or a cocktail, we offer a house favorite, it’s like a heavy meal with a spicy and boozy kick! Highlighting our fresh cilantro and homemade Tabasco.

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Nicaraguan Baho (Beef Steak Cooked in Banana Leaves)

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound beef brisket, cut into strips 3 cloves garlic 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 green pepper, sliced thin 1 medium white onion, sliced thin Juice of 5 limes 1 tablespoon salt 1 ripe plantain, sliced ½ pound yucca, cubed Banana leaves Directions In a large bowl, mix together beef, garlic, tomatoes, […]

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Parathas Stuffed with Potato, Chiles, and Cilantro

Makes about 12 Parathas INGREDIENTS 1 cup whole wheat flour plus 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, or 2 cups chapati flour Salt 1 to 1¼ cups water 1½ pounds boiling potaotes, boiled in their skins until tender (25 to 30 minutes) and cooked ½ cup very finely chopped red onion 1 fresh hot green chile, […]

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Persian Lime-Ginger Soda

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 cups lime juice, freshly squeezed 1½ cups sugar 1 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced Ice Soda water DIRECTIONS In a small saucepan over medium heat, add lime juice, sugar, and ginger, and warm until sugar is dissolved and syrup is infused with ginger. Strain, and cool. To serve, fill […]

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Peruvian Blue Potato Latkes

These latkes are colorful, vibrant and have a spicy tang that gives them a special kick.

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Peruvian Ceviche

Ceviche is the national dish of Peru, with records of the dish ranging back over 2000 years. Recipes for ceviche are diverse throughout the world and there is a great deal of argument about where ceviche originated and which country and culture has the “best “recipes. What we know of Peruvian ceviche and Peruvian seafood in general is that it is fresh, simple and clean and has been influenced over the years by the Asian culture that has been predominant in Peru. There are a couple of distinguishing characteristics when it comes to Peruvian ceviche, and besides for fresh parsley in addition to fresh cilantro the distinguishing marks are what it is served accompanied with; cold sweet potato, cold corn on the cob and of course the Peruvian staple Cancha or toasted cornnuts.

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Peruvian Pisco Sour (Peru)

Many of our products this time of year are coming from Peru including the mangoes, in light of this we thought we would add a little mango & basil to our pisco sours and top it off with some ginger bitters!

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Picado de Rabano (Radish Salad)

Serves 4-6 as a garnish for tacos and tamales INGREDIENTS 1 bunch (about 12) radishes, sliced thin ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Juice of 2 limes Salt DIRECTIONS In a small mixing bowl combine radishes, cilantro and lime juice, mix well and season with a generous amount of salt (preferably a flake salt […]

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Pickled Red Onions

Makes 2 cups INGREDIENTS 1 large red onion, cut in half and sliced thin 1 jalapeño, sliced in half, deseeded and sliced thin ½ cup lime juice Zest of one lime ¼ cup citrus champagne vinegar or white vinegar ½ cup water ½ cup sugar in the raw 3 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black peppercorns […]

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Pineapple Preserves

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup pineapple, chopped small to fine 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon lime zest 1 vanilla bean, cut and scraped (scraped parts reserved) ½ teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated ½ teaspoon ground cloves Directions Place all ingredients in a medium sauce pan on low heat and cook slowly […]

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Pisco Sour

This Peruvian specialty also has roots in Chili. Pisco is liquor distilled from grapes, namely three varietals of white grapes, including the Muscat. The Peruvians take great pride in their Pisco sour, which they keep like their ceviche, simple. While the Chileans have few different varietals of the Pisco Sour including the mango Pisco Sour and the green Chile version. Either way all Pisco sours have a few things in common: Pisco, simple syrup, lime juice (Persian variety, and egg whites and bitters).

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Raspados de Frutas Tropical (Tropical Fruit Snow Cones)

Makes quite a few snow cones Most of us don’t have ice scrapers in our kitchen for snow cones so this raspado recipe is modified to utilize the tools we all typically have in our kitchen while still being able to enjoy the authentic taste of a snow cone! Ingredients For a mango raspado 2 […]

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Raspberry Tingle

Makes one drink This zippy little drink is sure to refresh and enliven the pallet. The freshness of the mint, parsley and fresh lime, combined with the tangy fresh raspberries, makes your mouth tingle with completeness! Ingredients Crushed ice 2 ounces cucumber infused gin 1 ounce lime juice 1 ounce herbal simple syrup (mint & […]

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Roasted Jalapeno Poppers with Cilanrto

These faux poppers allow you to concentrate on the party and not on the difficult job of stuffing jalapeños while yielding greater taste satisfaction!

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Rock Shrimp Tacos

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 pound rock shrimp Juice of 1 lime 12 teaspoons cumin ½ cup fresh cilantro Salt Oil Cherry tomatoes Corn or whole wheat tortillas Avocado Radish Salad Garnish DIRECTIONS In a small mixing bowl, place shrimp, lime juice, salt and cumin, and mix. Let stand for 5-10 minutes. Strain, reserving liquid. In […]

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Salmon, Baby Bok Choy, Sake, Herbs and Citrus

Serves 1-2 INGREDIENTS 1-2 servings salmon filet (we recommend wild caught) Salt Pepper 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon orange zest 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 tablespoons sake 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 baby bok Choy, chopped 5-6 shitake mushrooms, whole 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 teaspoon lemon grass 1 […]

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Salsa Verde (Green Sauce)

Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS ¼ pound tomatillos, husks removed, cut in quarters 1 poblano chili pepper, seeded and chopped ¼ teaspoon cumin ¼ cup water ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves 2 tablespoons half-and-half Juice of 1 lime DIRECTIONS Place the tomatillos, poblano peppers, cumin, salt, and water in a medium sauce […]

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Sauteed Baby and Thai Eggplants with Basil and Peppers

Serves 6 Ingredients Sesame oil Canola oil 1 red chili, deseeded and chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 red pepper, cut into 2 inch thin strips 1 orange pepper, cut into thin strips 1 yellow pepper, cut into thin strips 8 eggplant (small baby and thai style) halved […]

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Semita de Piña (Pineapple Tart)

Makes about 12 tarts Semita is the most popular pastry in El Salvador and its basically a bread dough filled with jam. The most popular filling is pineapple utilizing El Salvador’s sweet pineapples! Ingredients 1 cup milk ½ cup butter, unsalted ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1⁄3 cup warm water 1 package active dry […]

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Shredded Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS ½ tablespoon cumin ½ tablespoon chili powder ½ teaspoon cumin seeds Zest of 1 lime 1 chicken breast Salt/pepper 1½ tablespoons canola oil ½ a large white onion, chopped medium 1 poblano pepper, chopped Juice of 1 lime 3 whole chipotle peppers in adobe, chopped ¼ cup tomato sauce 3 tablespoons chicken […]

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Shrimp and Crab Fresh Corn Enchiladas with Salsa Verde & Red Sauce

Serves 6 Salsa Verde INGREDIENTS 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed, cut in quarters 3 poblano chili peppers, seeded and chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 1 cup water 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves ½ cup half-and half Juice of 1 lime PREPARATION Place the tomatillos, poblano peppers, cumin, salt, and water in a medium […]

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Spicy Black Bean Sweet Corn Tomato Salad

This salad is so delicious and quick to prepare, healthy as all heck, and CHEAP CHEAP to make! I eat it often when I am short on time. I used to sprinkle cotija cheese over the top, but since I am on my new, almost-vegan diet I have eliminated it and have not for a second had any complaints!

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Spicy Mango Salad

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 firm-greenish ripe mangoes, sliced in thin long wedges ½ cup scallions, chopped fine 1 small red onion, sliced thin ½ cup fresh mint leaves, sliced ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, sliced 1 small thai chili, sliced thin Salt Zest of one lime Juice of two limes 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar […]

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Spicy Tomato Salad

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 medium red onion, chopped 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped 1 cup baby lettuce ¼ cup avocado oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon jalapeño, chopped superfine 2 teaspoons Ger-Nis Tabasco Salt Directions In a mixing bowl, toss together onions, tomatoes, cilantro and baby lettuce. In […]

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Spinach & Herb Meatloaf

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS 2 pounds extra lean ground turkey 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped fine 2 sprigs onions, chopped (including green parts) 1 cup fresh parsley leaves 2 tablespoons lemon thyme or regular thyme 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepper ¼ – ½ cup bread crumbs 2 eggs 1 tablespoon […]

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Spring Carrot Soup with Cilantro-Lime Créme Fraiche

Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 tablespoons canola or olive oil 1 clove garlic, chopped fine Zest of 1-2 limes (reserve half of the cream fraiche) 3 medium carrots, chopped, peels on 1 cup water Juice of ½ a lime Salt Black pepper Cilantro-Lime Créme Fraiche, to garnish (recipe follows) Directions In a heavy bottomed soup pot […]

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Spring Greens & Herb Smoothie

Makes 2-10 ounce smoothies INGREDIENTS 1 cup green kale leaves, chopped 1 cup fresh parsley leaves 1 cup fresh mint leaves ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 banana, cubed ½ apple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks ½ pear, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks 1 cup water 1 cup of ice 1 teaspoon salt […]

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Stir Fried Carrots with Cumin and Lime

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 2½ tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons black mustard seeds (optional) A 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into a fine julienne ½ fresh hot green chile, minced 3 whole dried red chiles 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 8 fresh or 12 frozen curry leaves, torn into pieces (optional) 1½ pounds […]

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Summer Fruit Salad with Ginger-Mint Honey Dressing

Makes approx ¾ cup Ingredients ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon grated ginger Juice and zest of 1 lime 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine Fresh seasonal summer fruit: melons, peaches, plums, wedge and chopped Directions In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients together until blended well. Place the fruit in a large bowl […]

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Summer Squash and Portobello Taco

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon avocado oil 1 white onion, chopped fine 2 zucchinis, chopped fine 1 portabella mushroom, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, chopped fine Juice and zest of 1 lime 1 tablespoon cumin Salt Tortillas, soft or hard, for serving Monterey Jack cheese (optional) […]

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Sweet & Spicy Herbal Slaw

Makes 4-5 cups of Slaw, serving 12-15 people INGREDIENTS 1 medium to large head of red cabbage, shredded and center discarded 2 large carrots, peeled and shredded 1 red bell pepper, deseeded, pith removed, and chopped 1 yellow bell pepper, deseeded, pith removed, and chopped 1 orange bell pepper, deseeded, pith remove, and chopped ½ […]

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Sweet Chili Sauce

Makes 1 cup Ingredients ¼ cup rice wine vinegar 1 cup roasted red pepper puree 2 teaspoons garlic, chopped superfine 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons red chili paste 1 tablespoon lime juice 4 tablespoons hot water 2 tablespoons light brown sugar Salt Directions In a mixing bowl whisk together all ingredients until […]

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Sweet Red Pepper Sauce

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 2 roasted red bell peppers, deseeded and peeled 2 teaspoons lime zest ¼ cup lime juice ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon champagne vinegar Directions Blend all ingredients in a blender until a smooth sauce is formed.

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Thai Cucumber Salad with Roasted Peanuts

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 english cucumbers, peeled and chopped fine 1 clove garlic, chopped fine 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine 1 medium red onion, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 red chili, chopped fine ½ cups fresh mint, chopped Juice of 2 limes 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 tablespoon rice […]

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The Beet Bloody Mary

Makes 1 pitcher of bloody mary mix Ingredients 5 red beets, washed and scrubbed 3 carrots, washed and scrubbed 1 large bunch parsley 2 cups water 1½ tablespoons fresh horseradish, grated 1 teaspoon celery seeds 1 tablespoon lime zest 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon citrus champagne vinegar Juice of 2 lemons Juice of 2 […]

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The Romero

INGREDIENTS 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, 1 reserved for garnish 2½ oz mezcal ¾ oz lime juice ¾ oz rosemary-infused agave nectar ½ oz grand marnier PREPARATION Rub the rosemary sprig around the rim of a rocks glass. Place first four ingredients in shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Add ice to rocks glass and […]

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The Spicy Bloody Mary

Makes 1 pitcher of bloody mary mix Ingredients 4 cups tomato juice 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce 1½ tablespoons fresh horseradish grated 2 cloves garlic, pressed through a garlic press (juiced) 2 tablespoons Ger-Nis Tabasco 1 teaspoon celery seeds 1 tablespoon lime zest 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon citrus champagne vinegar Juice of 2 lemons […]

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Three Bean Pork & Green Chili

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the Rub 2 tablespoons cumin 2 tablespoons green chili powder 2 tablespoons salt 3 pounds pork butt, cubed in 1-inch pieces For the Chili Vegetable oil 2 medium yellow onions, chopped 1 jalapeño, seeded, pith removed, and chopped 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed and chopped 3 poblano chilies, roasted, peeled, seeded, […]

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Tostadas de Guacamole (Avocado Tostadas)

Makes 8 tostadas INGREDIENTS 8 corn tortillas 2 avocados, ripe Juice of 1 lime (1 teaspoon reserved) 1⁄3 cup fresh cilantro leaves (2 tablespoons reserved) Salt 3 spring onions or 1 small white onion Hot sauce Oil (canola) Dry queso or cotija cheese, crumbled Hot sauce DIRECTIONS Lay the corn tortillas out flat on the […]

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Watermelon Lime & Mint Granita

Makes 3 cups Ingredients ½ cup sugar ½ cup water ½ cup fresh mint leaves Juice and zest of 2 limes 2 cups watermelon Directions In a blender place all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a low metal dish with sides and freeze. After the first hour, using a fork, scrape puree […]

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Watermelon Mint Lime Cubes

Serves 6 Ingredients Zest of 1 lime Juice of 2 limes ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped fine ½ cup raw sugar or regular sugar 2 cups watermelon cubed into ½ inch cubes Directions In a mixing bowl combine the lime zest, mint, lime juice, and sugar and whisk until all sugar is incorporated. Place […]

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Zesty, Free Range Chicken Burger

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 pound chicken breasts (free Range) cut into cubes 1 teaspoon salt Zest of 1 lime Juice of 2 limes ¼ cup red onion, chopped fine ¼ cup red peppers, chopped fine ¼ cup cilantro, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, deseeded and chopped fine 1 tablespoon cumin powder Directions Grind all ingredients in […]

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