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Cinco De Menu recipes

 

Sam’s Simple Ceviche
1 lb tilapia filets, cut into half inch pieces
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lemon
3 limes
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 large or 3 small tomatoes, chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
salt and pepper to taste

Squeeze the lemon and limes in a non-reacting (ceramic, glass, etc) bowl. Add the olive oil and mix. Add the chopped fish and cover. Place in the fridge for an hour.

Remove bowl from the fridge, all all the other ingredients and mix well. Cover and return to the fridge for as short as another hour or or as long as over night.

Serve on a bed of lettuce or each as a cool dip with chips.

**To save time you can add everything to the bowl at once: juices, oil, fish, veggies, and spices, mix well, stir and cover for an hour.

Producer Emilie’s guacamole
5 fully ripe avocados
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1-2 teaspoons of hot sauce
3 – 4 tablespoons lemon juice (sometimes I use more…)
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped and diced
Tortilla chips

Halve avocados lengthwise, twisting gently to separate halves. Remove seeds and peel avocado halves. Then mash the avocado meat or blend a few seconds in an electric blender. Mix with sour cream, onion powder, seasonings, 1 diced tomato and lemon juice. Taste the guacamole to see if you need to add more seasoning. Chill thoroughly. Sprinkle other tomato on top and serve with tortilla chips.

Murph-a-ritas (Margaritas)
1/2 capful Cointreau
1 oz tequila (mid priced, avoid the cheapo stuff)
Juice of 1 lime
Simple sugar mixture

Simple sugar mixture:
In a 12 oz cup (or larger) fill 1/3 of cup with sugar, rest with water. Taste should be sweet.

In highball glass rub the squeezed lime peel on rim. Salt the rim. Mix Cointreau, tequila and lime juice. Fill highball with ice and top with simple sugar mixture.

These can be made without alcohol. Just use a splash of OJ and no alcohol (clearly…).

Also, just make 1 margarita at a time to keep the quality of the margarita awesome!

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