Crisp Cucumbers with Fresh Mint and Lime

May 16, 2016 by  
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Here’s a verdant quickie to brighten up your dinner.

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Cukes, striped-peeled, seeded.  Fresh mint (from the new urban garden!). Lime zest and juice.  Let’s get to the knife.

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Drizzle of good olive oil, crack of fresh pepper.  Throw of sea salt.  Call it a monochromatic salad.

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Sweet Patron Cream over Spicy Peaches

September 10, 2012 by  
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Let’s end this summer with a kick in the pants — this dessert will open a can of whup*ss right all up on you.  Spicy serranos, peaches with fresh squeezed lime juice, tequila whipped cream.  Feel that sweet boozy burn, let’s go go go!

 

The Goods:

  • Sweet firm-soft late summer peaches, diced 
  • Lime, zested and juiced
  • Serrano peppers, sliced thin
  • Heavy whipping cream, confectioner’s sugar
  • Patron Silver

The Execution:

Toss the peaches gently with lime juice and some of the serranos.  Let that sit and get it on, as you whip the cream into soft peaks.  Fold into the cream some confectioner’s sugar and a short pour of the Patron, lightly whip together.  Peaches into glass, spoon cream over, top with remaining serranos and lime zest.  

The Takeaway: 

This dessert happened from playing around with extra ingredients from the seviche. Sometimes you can’t plan a good dish, it just makes itself.  

p.s. firm-soft = a little give but not like all mushy.