garnish

Orange Saffron Aioli

by ali

This is an easy sauce that can be used for Dressing Grilled Scallops, Shrimp, fried calamari, Lobster or any other rich white fish or shellfish. I have seen it used on a crab sandwich as well as a lobster roll in place of mayo. I used it recently as a the accompaniment for the saffron, […]

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Cherry Cinnamon Chipotle Jam

by ali

I sort of stumbled upon this recipe once when I had fresh cherries and wanted to make a topping to go with my chicken liver mousse… its VERY tasty and the pepper adds a nice unexpected spice and depth to it.  It also goes well with dark chocolate mousse. Ingredients: 2 lbs cherries with pits […]

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Habanero Chili Sauce

by ali

Oh Mama, this sauce is superb for marinating shrimp, chicken or steak for tacos or other BBQ dishes. Try it out but don’t rub your eyes and make sure you wash your hands thoroughly! Ingredients ½ cup water ½ cup white rice vinegar ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 habanero peppers, minced 1 […]

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Habanero Oil

by ali

This is a simple way to jazz up a soup, a main dish or bread without going to a ton of trouble. Ingredients: 2 fresh habaneros cored, seeded and sliced into chunks 2 garlic cloves peeled salt to taste 2 cups olive oil fine mesh strainer glass bottle for storage Directions: I use my cuisinart for […]

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Gremolata for Soup Garnish

by ali

This is a great way to use French or sourdough or ciabatta that has gotten a little stale, and add some flavor and crunchiness to your soups. Ingredients: stale bread, olive oil, zest of 1 lemon, 2 garlic cloves, a fistful of parsley chiffonade, salt to taste, 1 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese (other hard […]

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Jalepeno Oil

by ali

This is a simple way to jazz up a soup, a main dish or bread without going to a ton of trouble. Ingredients: 2 fresh jalepenos cored, seeded and sliced into chunks, 2 garlic cloves peeled, salt to taste, 2 cups olive oil, fine mesh strainer, glass bottle for storage. I use my cuisinart for […]

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Lentil soup with Jalepeno oil

by ali

This is a simple and hearty soup I have made before but felt it needed a little kick – so I dressed it up with a bit of homemade Jalepeno oil and some red pepper. Ingredients 3 Tbsp extra virgin Olive oil, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1 cup small lentils rinsed and drained, 4 cups […]

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