Sunday, May 04, 2008

CELEBRATE CINCO de MAYO ~ 'SPIRITED' MARGARITA SNAPPER / FIESTA SLAW / SOMBRERO



'SPIRITED' MARGARITA SNAPPER

4 (6-oz) snapper (or salmon) fillets

1/2 cup tequila

1/4 fresh lime juice & zest

1/4 cup triple sec (or orange juice)

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 tsp. minced garlic

2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

fresh cilantro for garnish

  • Combine tequila, lime juice, zest, triple sec, olive oil, garlic and pepper. Pour over fillets and marinate several hours, turning often.
  • Remove snapper from marinade (save) and grill snapper until desired doneness, 6-12 minutes. (Do not overcook).
  • While fish is grilling, bring marinade to boil and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over fish garnished with additional chopped fresh cilantro. (4 servings)

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FIESTA SLAW

1 lb. shredded cabbage

1-2 shredded carrots

1 julienne sliced red pepper

1 julienne sliced orange pepper

1 julienne sliced yellow pepper

5-6 sliced green onions

1 diced cucumber

6 sliced radishes

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice & zest

2 Tbsp. white wine or white balsamic vinegar

3 Tbsp. salad oil

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

3 Tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. coarse salt

freshly ground black pepper

  • Toss together cabbage, carrots, peppers, green onions, cucumber, radishes, and parsley in large salad bowl.
  • Whisk together lime juice, zest, vinegar, oil, cayenne, sugar, salt & pepper. Pour over slaw and toss well. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving. (6 servings)

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SOMBRERO
~ Delicious after dinner drink
For each drink:
1 1/2 oz coffee brandy
1 oz light cream

Pour brandy into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes. Float cream on top and serve.



6 comments:

jodi said...

Sounds delish, Joey, as always...happy Cinqo de Mayo to you, too!

Jane Marie said...

Whoohoo, sounds like party time!

Nancy J. Bond said...

Yum! That slaw sounds delicious! Great photos, too. :)

Anna said...

The 6th of May is my 50th b-day, do you think this will work on that day too? I'm loving your blog. Maybe I'll have time to try some of these recipes once the gardening season slows down. Even so...I love your pictures. Thank you..and have a wonderful Cinco De Mayo.

Gina said...

It all sounds delicious Joey..the festive slaw must be so colourful.. I'm partial to a Mexican fajita too!
Gx

joey said...

Dear Jodi ... I will taste thinking of you and your rich life.

Jane Marie ... need something to feed the body after crawling out of the garden. Fun to celebrate something besides weary bones!

Nancy ... good food, good family & friends, and good gardens are the key to enjoying life. I think reading your lovely posts that you might agree.

50 is fabulous, Anna! Do enjoy this decade. This is where women come in touch with their lives and find what we REALLY are all about!

Dear Gina ... your life is as delicious as the finest food!