Dish 1: As the summer is winding down use this Gazpacho recipe to cool down .5 c water to get blender started and keep it from sticking 1.5 cucumbers, peeled, seeded 1c lychee ½ sweet onion ½ c cilantro mint leaves 1 small clove garlic 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ¼ sour cream blanched almonds TT sesame oil TT salt TT freshly ground black pepper TT hot sauce TT Lemon juice Everyone in blender. You may have to shake blender a bit, or stop it and mix it with spoon somewhat. Strain, cool, serve.
Optional garnish Your favorite croutons for a sweeter twist add melon, to the blender and as a garnish and use fresh orange juice instead of lime.
Dish 2: We are having at Una Noche En Mexico Mole as Dessert Chicken Mole Negro Chicken stock 3 cups 4 Chile Pasilla 3 Chile negro 3 Chile mulato Pine nuts almonds Seasame seed 2 Tomatos 1 Onion 6 cloves Garlic 6 Clove 1tbs Pepper corns 1tbs Oregano ½ cup Black Raisins Stem and seed chiles. To stock add oregano, chiles, tomatos, onion, garlic and black raisins. Set on a simmer until chiles & raisins are reconstituted. In pan lightly roast clove, pepper corns, sesame, pine nuts. Once everything is simmered and roasted place in blender. Blend until smooth. Strain add salt and pepper TT. Set aside.
Chicken Salt Pepper Sauté Salt both sides of chicken breast. Sauté on both sides 3 mins. place in 350F oven for 15 minutes*. Take out of oven let sit in pan on stove for five minutes. Cut on diagnol.
White beans 2.5 Dry White beans 1 Onion 1 bulb cloved Garlic 4 Serrano pepper 12 sprigs Cilantro TT Salt Everyone in the pool with 6 cups water. Set on simmer, let simmer until beans are completely tender but not falling apart. About 4 hours. If you have a pressure cooker this works in about 45 minutes, if you soak over night you need about 2 hours. If you have a crock pot, set when you go to work on cook and when you come home your beans will be perfect*.
Dish 3: At Una Noche In Mexico we are having Mexican Chocolate as a flan Coconut flan
Caramel 1c White sugar & Water
Flan 6 large eggs 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk 2 13 oz cans evaporated milk 1 teaspoon vanilla1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 1tbs coconut extract
Everyone in the blender. Pulse for about 3 minutes. Pour into individual ramekins. Place in water bath that sits half way up the ramekin. Bake at 325 for 1hr*. Set in Fridge.
*All stoves, ovens and pans are different. Times may need to be varied. Make sure you temp your chicken. Do not consume raw chicken. Cook all poultry to minimal safe internal temperature of 165° F (74° C). With the flan it should be firm but wiggle.