Cabbage & Bean Salad with Spicy Pesto Vinaigrette

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup red cabbage, shredded ½ cup carrots, grated 1 red pepper, sliced thin 1 orange pepper, sliced thin 1 cup sliced radishes 1 cup baby greens 1 red chili pepper (fresh) and chopped 2 cups cannellini beans ¼ cup champagne vinegar Juice and zest of one lemon ¼ cup olive oil […]

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Citrus Chili Atlantic Mackerel Ceviche

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds Atlantic Mackerel fillets, chopped in large flat pieces 2 teaspoons salt Juice of 2 lemons Juice of 1 lime 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon lime zest 2 teaspoons fresh red chili, de-seeded and chopped super fine 1 teaspoon fresh green chili, […]

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Garden Flounder Ceviche

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds Flounder fillets, sliced in thin strips or cut into small cubes 1 medium zucchini, chopped super fine 1 medium carrot, chopped super fine ½ medium red onion, chopped fine 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 teaspoon red chili, chopped fine 1 small shallot, chopped fine 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon […]

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Guatamalan Red Chili Pork Chuchitos (Tamales)

Makes 20 tamales INGREDIENTS For the red chili pork 2 cups water 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 red chile, torn into pieces 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted 1 pound pork butt 1 teaspoon salt 1 fresh bay leaf 2 […]

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Heirloom Squash & Chili Mint Salad

Serves 2 Ingredients 2 zucchinis, cut into ribbons (using a mandolin) ½ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 clove garlic, chopped superfine 1 teaspoon fresh red chili, deseeded and chopped superfine 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted Salt Directions In a mixing bowl mix […]

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Herbed Goat Cheese

Serves 10 INGREDIENTS ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 teaspoon salt Black pepper 2 tablespoons of each of the following fresh herbs: parsley, chives, dill, mint, tarragon, thyme, chopped fine 1 long goat cheese log, chilled PREPARATION In a small bowl, mix all ingredients except goat cheese. Place chilled […]

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Lamb Chops with Preserved Lemon-Mint Chili Chimichurri or Cucumber Pomegranate Salsa

Serves 6 Ingredients 12 baby lamb chops, French cut and ½ inch thick Salt Pepper Mint oil (½ cup extra virgin olive oil infused with ½ cup fresh mint leaves) Chimichurri or Salsa (recipes follow) Directions Preheat broiler to High. Arrange the baby lamp chops on a sheet pan or in a baking dish. Sprinkle […]

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Linguica Sausage, Chicken, Lobster & Steamer Clams in Herb Butter & Lemony Pesto

Serves 9 Ingredients Olive oil 2 cloves, garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon red chili pepper, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 bunch green onions, sliced 1 pound baby potatoes, whole 1 pound linguica sausage, sliced into 1 inch thick pieces. 3 ears of corn cobs, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 pound chicken breasts, […]

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Red Chili Pork Tamales with Mole Negra

Makes 20 tamales Ingredients For the red chili pork 10 small red dried chilies 2 cups water 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted 1 pound pork butt 1 teaspoon salt 1 fresh bay leaf 2 tablespoons […]

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Salsa Verde

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 3 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine 2 teaspoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon fresh red chili, chopped fine 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Directions In a small bowl whisk […]

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Stewed Squid with Salsa Verde

Serves 6 Ingredients 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh red chili, chopped 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 2 pounds fresh squid, cleaned and sliced thick 6-8 plum tomatoes, chopped 1 cup chickpeas, cooked 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves 2 teaspoons salt ½ […]

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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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Thai Poached Chili-Lemongrass-Ginger Mint Shrimp with Fresh Sweet Chili Sauce

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 cups water 1 tablespoon ginger, sliced thin 1 tablespoon lemon grass, sliced thin 3 sprigs of fresh mint 1 thai red chili, sliced 2 limes (1 sliced, 1 wedged) 1 pound medium sized shrimp Sweet Chili Sauce Directions In a medium sauce pan add the water, lime, ginger, lemon grass, mint […]

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