With Chef Stefani Paganini out of town this week, Dan Deely wanted to share his recipe for Cilantro-Lime Grilled Shrimp and Brown Rice, Tomatoes and Basil.
Brown Rice, Tomato and Basil (recipe from FoodNetwork.com)
1 cup Texmati brown rice
2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1/4 cup Champagne or rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon good olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pound ripe tomatoes, large-diced
1 cup packed basil leaves (1 large bunch), chopped
Bring 2 1/4 cups water to a boil and add the rice and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Return to a boil, cover, and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, until the rice is tender and all the water is absorbed. Transfer the rice to a bowl.
Whisk together the vinegar, sugar, olive oil, remaining teaspoon of salt, and a pinch of pepper. Pour over the rice. Add the tomatoes and basil. Mix well and check the seasonings. Serve at room temperature.
Cilantro-Lime Grilled Shrimp (recipe from ClosetCooking.com)
This is a cold and flu tracking app from Johnson & Johnson. It combines user reported data, information from local doctors' offices, mentions on social media, and google searches to determine when the flu, a cold or even allergy season is about to hit your neighborhood. The app also offers health tips and ads from appropriate over-the-counter medicines. The company says their ultimate goal is to provide information on more contageous ailments, once their user-base has expanded.
Free on iTunes and coming soon to google.
2 French baguette, sliced (1-inch thick)
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 med. tomatoes, chopped into large chunks
2 cups ciliegine (cherry) sized fresh mozzarella balls.
2 Tbsp. fresh basil leaves whole
Dressing for skewers:
1 small garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
Pre-heat the grill.
Brush bread slices with the 3 Tbsp. olive oil, then place on the hot grill and mark on one side then flip and mark the other side.
Remove bread and slice into chunks. Skewer the chunks of bread alternating with tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and fresh mozzarella. Drizzle with dressing.
This week is the annual Apple Developer's conference in San Francisco. On Monday, the company announced it's “next big thing”: Apple Music. Their new music streaming service aimed at competing with the likes of Spotify, Pandora...and dare I say, 1073thewave.net.
The new music streaming service launches at the end of the month and will integrate iTunes (both on-demand and purchased/cloud stored music), Apple's own “Beats1” Internet radio station, and a social aspect like MySpace for bands to keep an info page with their latest information, songs and tour dates.
Cost $9.99 a month or $14.99 for a family of (up to) 6. It will be found on all Apple devices, and later this year, will be available on Android and PCs as well.
This is a new service, set up by George Zimmer (who used to be the face of Men's Warehouse...“I guarantee it”). It is, a network independent tailors who make house-calls. Through the web site, you book a measuring and a fitting, the tailor comes to you, and you get your clothes back in about a week...there's a $25 charge for 48 hour turn around. The company started last year in Southern California and plans to launch nationwide this summer.
With the summer months upon us and more people heading outside, here's a fun app to take with you the next time you go camping, to the park or for a walk around the neighborhood. Geocaching is, essentially, GPS Hide-n-Seek. For years, people have been hiding little boxes or jars all over the world, in the hopes that people will find them. Inside the container is usually a notepad to collect the names of everyone who has found it, as well as trinkets that hard-core Geocachers trade (take-a-penny / leave-a-penny style). This app shows a map of your location, and all of the available caches in the area. Using your phone's GPS, the built-in compass, and a clue, you search for the hidden container. If your kids grumble when you ask them to join you on a hike, bring this app along and turn your hike into a treasure hunt! They'll love it! Free in Google Play and on iTunes.
1/2 Tbsp. allspice, ground
1/4 tsp. nutmeg, ground
1 tsp. cinnamon, ground
1 tsp. black pepper, ground
1 Tbsp. salt
8 scallions, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded, chopped
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 lbs. chicken breasts
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Use immediately or reserve for later use. Marinate chicken in jerk seasoning for about 1 hour. Grill chicken over medium heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
We all know that fresh, warm Krispy Kreme doughnuts are the best. Sure, yesterday's original glazed are still good and you can put them in the microwave, but fresh from bakery can't be beat! Now here's your chance to never have less-than-fresh doughnuts again! Krispy Kreme introduces the Hot Light app. Find the store nearest you and get push notifications when stores have fresh pastries coming off the line right now. It also works like a rewards program and you get a free doughnut just for signing up. Free in the App Store and GooglePlay.
1 cup toasted walnuts chopped
2 Tablespoons orange zest
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
1 cup apples, peeled cored and chopped
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
4 ounces feta cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1 loaf of baguette
Olive oil for brushing bread
Extra rosemary sprigs for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice bread and brush with olive oil. Place in oven to toast for 3-4 minutes.
In a bowl, blend together cream cheese, feta cheese, zest, and rosemary. Fold in apples and walnuts. Salt and pepper to taste.
Remove bread from oven and carefully spread apple topping onto the slices. Place back into the oven until the bread is lightly browned and bubbly.
Garnish with rosemary sprigs.
Makes 2 dozen
4 cups light brown sugar
1 pkg. vanilla sugar
12 oz. unsalted butter, room temperature
4 large eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
8 oz. white chocolate, chopped into chunks
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time allowing each to fully incorporate.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour in two stages. Do not over mix. Fold in chocolate chunks.
Grease with butter and flour a half sheet pan (18x13). Spread brownie mixture evenly in the pan. Swirl in the raspberry jam.
Bake 35-40 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
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Premade 10" pie crust
4 large eggs
1/2 cup butter - melted & cooled
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Beat eggs into cooled butter. Add sugars, vanilla, bourbon, corn syrup, and flour. Put pecans and chocolate chips into 10" pie shell and pour filling over them.
Bake 40-45 minutes at 350.