Sunday, August 12, 2012

Superfoods - August 2012

Diva: Tiffany

Drinks: Tiffany
Muay Thai (superfoods: coconut and ginger)

2 thin jalapeno slices
2 basil sprigs
2 oz Bombay Sapphire gin
¾ oz fresh lime juice
½ oz cream of coconut
½ oz ginger syrup* ( ¼ c chopped ginger, 1 pt. water, 2 c sugar) + sparkling water

Muddle 1 jalapeno slice and 1 basil sprig in a mixing glass.  Add remaining ingredients, fill with ice, and shake vigorously.  Strain into an ice-filled glass.  Garnish with the remaining jalapeno slice and basil sprig. Add sparkling water as needed to cut down on sweetness from drink.

ginger syrup: Add chopped ginger to water and boil.  Add sugar and bring back to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.  Strain and refrigerate.
From Southwest Airlines Spirit magazine

sparkling water, coconut water, and wine




Side: Colleen
Quinoa Salad

2 c quinoa - cooked per package directions
1 english cucumber, peeled and diced
1 5 oz jar kalamata olives, sliced
1 orange, yellow or red bell pepper, diced
8 oz feta, cubed
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
¾ c lemon juice
½ c olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Cook quinoa and let cool.  Mix in cucumber, olives, peppers, feta and tomatoes.  Mix lemon juice, oil and salt and pepper in small bowl.  Add to salad and toss.  Serve chilled.

Cedar plank Salmon with a Soy Star Anise Reduction Sauce; Served over Tamari-Almond Crusted Edamame Cakes

Soy Star-Anise Reduction Sauce
½ c soy sauce
½ c dry sherry
¼ c mirin
1 T fresh grated ginger
2 T fresh squeezed lime juice
2 T honey
2 star anise pods

Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes on medium heat until reduced.

Tamarind Almond Crusted Edamame Cakes

2 packages frozen shelled edamame
3 eggs
2 T bread crumbs
1 T chopped tarragon
¾ c tamarind almonds
1 T fresh squeezed lemon
salt and pepper

Bring a pot of salted water to boil and cook edamame for 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to food prcoessor. Pulse until coarsely chopped.


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