Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

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When I came across this Spaghetti and Meatball recipe posted on Saveur's facebook page yesterday, I literally dropped what I was doing and ran to the store!

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First stop was a specialty Italian Market to pick up fresh spaghetti and bread...then to Whole Foods for the trio of ground meats and remaining ingredients...

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tuna Ceviche with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette and Baby Arugula

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Here's a simple and equally pretty salad or appetizer to serve at your next party. Just be sure your guests like cilantro...if not...I would think a suitable substitute would be a combination of fresh basil and parsley!

*To make your tuna easier to cube, place the tuna steaks in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes before slicing, this ensures it's nice and cold too!

1.) Make this Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette exactly as written below.  At the end, stir in one tablespoon of very finely diced scallion. (The scallion is optional but I enjoy a little scallion crunch with my tuna ceviche.)

2.) Dice up super fresh Ahi Tuna and place in a bowl.

3.) Spoon some of the prepared vinaigrette onto the tuna and mix together.

4.) Spoon some Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette on the bottom of a plate.

5.) Place a circle cookie cutter (or food shaper) centered on top of the vinaigrette.

6.) Spoon tuna ceviche into the circle and lightly pack it down.

7.) Remove the circle, top with a bit of baby arugula and drizzle with a tad more vinaigrette.

Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette EatingWell.com, February-March 2006

Ingredients:

1 cup packed cilantro
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of minced garlic

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth vinaigrette consistency.


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