Grapefruit scallop ceviche

Ingredients

1 lb bay scallops
4 scallions, chopped, white part only
1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice
1 tbsp grated grapefruit zest
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 tbsp grated lime zest
6 to 8 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1 tsp dried oregano
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
crushed red pepper, to taste

How to prepare

Combine all the ingredients except the scallops in a non-reactive mixing bowl, preferably glass. Mix well to blend. Then add the scallops and refrigerate, covered, overnight. Before serving, drain well and discard the marinade. Serve on salad greens. Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings

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Baby carrots with herbs

Ingredients

1 lb baby carrots, trimmed and scraped
2 tbsp chopped chervil or parsley
2 tbsp butter
pinch freshly grated nutmeg
salt and ground white pepper to taste

How to prepare

Place the carrots in a small saucepan with water to cover. Add salt and pepper. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until they are tender. Do not overcook. Drain. In the same saucepan add the butter, nutmeg and chervil. Blend well and serve. Yield: makes 4 servings.

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Vegetable Sauce

Ingredients

2 yellow summer squash
2 zucchini
4 ripe tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1 red bell pepper
1 orange or yellow bell pepper
1 can tomato paste
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup water

How to prepare

Remove skins from tomatoes by immersing in boiling water for 1 min. and then peeling. Chop coarsely. Slice zucchini and squash into rounds about 1/4″ thick. Wash and seed peppers, and slice lengthwise into 1/2″ strips. Slice garlic. Saute garlic in oil until just golden, and add vegetables and water. Cook covered until almost soft, and then add paste. You may need more water. Cook until tender.

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Charred tomato sauce

Ingredients

4 ripe plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil strips
1/2 cup chopped italian parsley
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Hot pepper sauce to taste
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Salt/pepper to taste

How to prepare

Place chopped tomatoes and garlic in a very hot, ungreased saut

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Raspberry vinaigrette dressing

Ingredients

4 oz seasoned rice vinegar
8 oz olive oil
3/4 pint fresh raspberries
16 mint leaves, de-stemmed
2 oz water
1 oz sugar

How to prepare

Put rice vinegar into a blender. Turn on blender and slowly add 4 oz. Of olive oil and blend until mixture begins to thicken. Add raspberries and mint leaves to mixture until blended, and then add remaining 4 oz. Of olive oil. Mix water and sugar together and add to blended mixture. Serve over mixed greens.

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Zucchini coriander soup

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp olive oil, (28 ounce can)
3/4 lb zucchini, cut into 1/2″ pieces
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups cilantro, fresh, chopped.
2 tsp lemon juice

How to prepare

In a lg saucepan cook the onion in the oil over med low heat stirring until softened. Add zucchini and salt and pepper to taste. Cook covered, stirring occasionally for 4 minutes. Add broth and 1 1/4 cup water and simmer covered for 10 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Remove pan from heat and add coriander and let cool. Puree in processor in batches, transferring to bowl. Add lemon and salt and pepper to taste. Serve room temperature or chilled. 4 cups or 4 servings. Gourmet magazine – 6/90

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White chocolate cappuccino mousse

Ingredients

3/4 cup heavy (whipping) cream, scalded
6 oz (1 cup) white chocolate chips
1 large egg, room temperature
2 tsp instant espresso coffee powder, dissolved in 1 tbsp boiling water

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp orange extract
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup heavy (whipping) cream
optional garnish: whipped cream, cinnamon and chocolate coffee beans

How to prepare

1. In a blender or food processor, add half the scalded cream, white chocolate, egg, espresso, cinnamon, orange extract, and vanilla extract.
2. With machine running, slowly pour in remaining scalded cream. Blend at high speed for 2 minutes, or until chocolate is melted and smooth.
3. Chill for about 15 minutes.
4. Beat the 1/3 cup heavy cream into stiff peaks. Fold into cooled white chocolate mixture and spoon into glass coffee mugs or dessert glasses. Chill for several hours.
5. Before serving, garnish tops with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and chocolate coffee beans, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.
Prepared 1/19/95 by edwina gadsby, one of five finalists in our great american dessert contest. From: mike n maty

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Pineapple salsa

Ingredients

20 oz crushed pineapple with juice, canned or fresh 1/2 cup minced red bell pepper 1/4 cup minced green bell pepper 1 tbsp minced green onion 2 tsp each minced cilantro and jalapeno 1 tsp grated lime zest optional: 1 cups peeled, seeded ripe tomato optional: olive oil, fresh lime juice

How to prepare

Drain 1/2 cups of juice from pineapple a reserve for other use. Combine all ingredients, cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled. Spoon over chicken or fish or tacos or use as dip for chips. Makes about 2 cups, more if tomato is used.

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Red potato salad

Ingredients

5 lbs. Red potatoes, cooked & peeled
1 dz hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 onion – chopped
1 jar vlasic dill pickles – chopped
1 tsp celery seed
4 oz sour cream
1 qt best foods mayonnaise
Salt & pepper to taste

How to prepare

Slice or cube cooked potatoes, add all ingredients and mix. Let cool in refrigerator for several hours before serving. It gets better the longer it sits. Use a huge bowl, it makes a lot!

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