Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Strawberry Salsa

-2 cups finely chopped strawberries
-1/3 cup finely chopped white or yellow onion
-1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
-1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
-Juice from 1 lime
-a pinch of garlic salt and pepper

This recipe came from Food Coma --

Chop strawberries and add to a bowl.

Add cilantro.

Add onion.

Add the lime juice and toss.

Serve with chips.

This recipe looks great and makes a really colorful presentation, but the flavors didn't go together. The first flavor that comes through is the sweetness of the strawberries...followed by what I perceive as a "soapy" flavor from the cilantro. Needless to say, I probably will never make this again.

Watermelon Frozen Margarita


-4 oz. margarita mix
-2 oz. tequila
-1 cup seeded watermelon

This recipe comes from the Magic Bullet 10 second Recipes Book. I use a Magic Bullet for easy one drink portions, but this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled in a blender for a larger batch.

Add watermelon and ice.

Add in margarita mix and tequila. 

Blend until smooth and then serve.
This was a really great margarita recipe! I could hardly taste the tequila and the watermelon made for a nice frothy drink -- great for summer!

Scallion and Gruyere Potato Pancakes

-2 medium russet potatoes
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp ground pepper
-1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
-1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced
-1/4 cup gruyere, finely grated

This recipe came from the blog Squirrel Bakes.

Peel and grate potatoes in a strainer. Add salt and pepper and let drain.

Transfer potatoes to a bowl and add cheese and scallions, mix.

Heat oil in skillet and add portions of the flattened out potato mixture.

Cook until both sides are browned.

Serve with sour cream.
These potato pancakes were pretty good, however; ours never got crispy, they were just kind of soggy. The water probably wasn't drained out enough so be careful if you try this recipe. These would be a good substitute for any meal that has french fries or mashed potatoes as a side.