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Spicy Mussels with Chorizo Recipe

Spicy Mussels with Chorizo

05.08.12 by Jackie

I love seafood, and I’ve used that love as a way for me to eat lighter meals with less meat. Today, I made chorizo-flavored mussels. To ensure the dish doesn't turn out too fishy tasting, I used a bit of our homemade Habanero and garlic sauce, anise-flavor liqueur, shallots and salted butter. 

We ate the mussels with a large salad and served yogurt and freshly cut fruit for dessert. This meal was so delicious, I could eat it over and over again for the next few days!


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Lobster Ceviche Recipe Recipe

Lobster Ceviche Recipe

05.07.12 by Jackie

This is lobster cooked ceviche style. I got the inspiration from our anniversary trip to Cancun several years ago. The concept is very simple: seafood is partially "cooked" by incorporating a citrus marinade. The marinade was made up of the usual key ingredients, lemon juice and wasabi.

What makes this chilled dish so refreshing is the added celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, green bell pepper, green Thai chiles and dill. 


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Eggplant Tart Recipe Recipe

Eggplant Tart Recipe

05.04.12 by Jackie

This eggplant tart is a refreshing and light dish. Eggplants are sliced, grilled and seasoned with pistachio pesto. The filling is a mixture of chopped eggplant with sautéed water chestnuts, which adds body to the tart.

Paired with a salad, this makes the perfect midday meal. It's pretty filling and will keep you going for the rest of the day. Enjoy!


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Meyer Lemon Mousse Recipe Recipe

Meyer Lemon Mousse Recipe

04.27.12 by Jackie

Judging from what we have left on our Meyer lemon tree, the citrus season is reaching its end. Just as I did with our clémentines earlier this winter, I made a mousse using the last handful of Meyer lemons.

No need to look for cute cups to serve the mousse in; the Meyer lemon rind does the job splendidly.


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Roasted Red Pepper Risotto (Ajvar Recipe)  Recipe

This risotto recipe gets its rich flavor and color from ajvar, a Serbian mix of puréed roasted bell peppers, eggplant, garlic and chiles. It’s very versatile, easy to make and stores very well.

I prepared the sauce a day in advance. You'll likely have some leftover ajvar after making the risotto, which can be used on toast or as filling in puff pastry appetizers. 

 


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