Saturday, July 19, 2008

Summertime eats!

When company arrives South of the Border we try new things & dine on local flavors. This week we had an opportunity to try about 8 new taco flavors @ Tresa Arami's house. Her friend & neighbor served us all savory Mexican flavors from her new Catering menu. I believe my daughter was the first one to try each unique taco flavor. We also cooked some simple foods at home which left us time to visit, shop & sight see! Our current favorite is a Spicy Potato Pancake which is an adaptation from an Indian dish.

Spicy Potato Pancakes
3 white potatoes, boiled whole in jackets
3 Tbsp. onion diced
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded & diced
3 Tbsp. Cilantro chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
Olive Oil 2-3 Tbsp.
Grate up the potatoes, mix in all of the ingredients by hand & form small 2 1/2-3 inch cakes. Chill the potato cakes 30 min. Quickly brown on each side on medium heat in skillet with Olive Oil. Serve immediately.

Summertime Pineapple Salad
1/2 Pineapple, cored & diced
1 med. Cucumber, seeded & diced
1 med. Mango, seeded & diced
1 Lime, juiced
1 Tbsp. Chili flakes
3 Tbsp. loosely chopped Cilantro
Toss together, chill & serve.

**FYI~did you know that when you cut up that next pineapple you can plant the top & eventually have another pineapple? Pineapples are quite simply giving back when you plant that top!


the veggie paparazzo said...

Those potato pancake-like things look simple and really delicious.

Lauren said...

Can't wait to try the pancakes! Love the photo of JK, it's very true to her personality!