Friday, 23 September 2016

Shrimp jibarito



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A few years ago my sister and I were both interns in Manhattan at different city departments. She was with NYC media, and me with the department of city planning.  It was amazing that our offices were within walking distance from each other because that meant daily lunch dates. We had Italian, so much Cuban, food trucks, Chinese, you name it we had it. After a while we realized that this daily lunch thing was wreaking havoc on our pockets so we decided to carry lunch and have it in the park. Before we opted out of the lunch restaurant hopping scene, We had our first Jibarito at a Puerto Rican restaurant named Sazon.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Apple pie & Lemon icecream Sandwich


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I was thinking about a chocolate chip cookie and ice-cream sandwich. But I got to thinking and there are soooooooooo many chocolate chip cookie ice-cream sandwiches out there. I’m borderline sick and tired of ice-cream between chocolate chip cookies.  Well, let me take that back, I will never be tired of chocolate chip cookies. So I went back to the drawing board, tried to think of a unique but easy to make cookie that I can use for my dessert sandwich. I also wanted a dessert that I’ve never seen anyone make before. It’s the new way to have an apple pie a la mode.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Blue Cheese BLT




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 Bacon lettuce and tomato aka BLT is the lunchtime sibling to the breakfast classic bacon egg and cheese aka BEC. It’s such an easy go to sandwich that you can have any time of the days and with all sorts of added goodies. Today I decided a nice cheese would be a great way to take the sandwich up a notch.

With so many choices, I narrowed it down to feta, brie or blue. I opted for blue cheese because its flavor is extremely distinct and quite the acquired taste. I’m not gonna lie to you; It really does not sit well with me to eat moldy cheese. Harmless or not, I secretly cringe every time I use blue cheese in one of my recipes (even though I eat it anyway) generally I try to mask the very pungent nature of the cheese with other things to enhance its flavor and mellow it. The honey, onions and garlic really worked wonders.  I made a lovely sauce that was palatable.



Over all I found the sandwich to be very well balanced and delicious. Sweet caramelized onions, rich blue cheese sauce with a hint of sweetness, fresh lettuce, tomato and crispy bacon. The rosemary buttered coco bread was also lovely as well and added another layer of flavor. My bread may have been a little too crispy. You don’t want the bread to be too crunchy that it competes with the crispiness from the bacon. All in all it was a good meal.





2 rolls
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
Lettuce
Tomato
6 strips crispy bacon
For the blue cheese sauce
1 tablespoon shredded onion
1 shredded garlic
2 tablespoon honey
¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
For the caramelized onions
1 Onion
2 tablespoon oil/butter
1 pinch of salt
½  teaspoon sugar
water for deglazing

For the quick caramelized onions


  • Slice onions
  • Sauté in oil until it begins to brown stir constantly med/high heat
  • Sprinkle with salt and continue to stir
  • Once it starts to stick and brown add a little water to deglaze the pan along with the sugar
  • Repeat the process of deglazing when the pan has dried out and adding water and simmering
  • Do this until the onions have reached your desired color and consistency
  • Takes approximately 15 minutes 
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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Grilled chicken n cheese


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The best chicken sandwich I think I have ever had in my life is from a little bakery in soho NY. I can’t remember the name; it’s on Prince Street with a green storefront. They make the most epic cilantro grilled chicken sandwiches in this world. I have recreated it several times at home with smoked mozzarella, it’s just pure bliss. I was going to post that recipe to the blog however the universe was just against me.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Tasty cheese steak sliders


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This one right here is so delicious. I have always used dinner rolls to make sliders but never thought to make one huge slider and then cut them up into pieces after. I got this brilliant idea from one of buzz feed tasty’s videos. They made sliders four ways, and I remember thinking, they should have made a cheese steak slider.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Crispy Peanut butter and jelly stuffed French toast

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It’s everyone’s childhood sandwich. Pb&j  is a staple in almost everyone’s homes. If your refrigerator is empty chances are beside those takeout box is a jar of peanut butter. I am the girl that eats it with a spoon as a quick snack. I adore peanut butter and jelly to the core, especially with my favorite guava jelly. So there was no way it would not make an appearance this month. But as you know I have to do something special with everything I make.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Candied bacon egg and cheese sandwich

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The classic bacon egg and cheese, it’s that one sandwich that you almost can’t go wrong with. Bacon is perfect, eggs are divine and cheese even more so. Then the breads that they can grace are seemingly endless, croissants, bagels, white, wheat, rye, sourdough, coco bread, rolls, muffins, even doughnuts and cinnamon buns. Yes I have seen bacon egg and cheese sandwiched between two glazes cinnamon buns. Today’s post is not that extreme, but it most definitely is putting on a brand new pair of shoes on an old favorite.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Spicy Escovitch chicken



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Everybody knows about escovitch fish, but not many have ventured into the land of escovitch chicken.  It’s really the marriage of two wonderful things, crispy fried chicken and spicy vinegary pickle sauce. If you love either of the two, or both, this is the recipe for you.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Crispy Rosemary garlic chicken

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It’s the second to last chicken recipe of the month.  Garlic and rosemary infused chicken pan roasted and then transferred to the oven to get the crispiest skin imaginable. It so easy and so flavorful made a simple sauce with the pan drippings on the side.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Jamaican Curry Chicken


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Finally after all this time, I’m adding a Jamaican curry chicken recipe to the blog. It is intensely rich and flavorful. If you don’t have the time to wait on goat to cook or if you don’t like goat, you can certainly make curry chicken in a shorter time.  One of our favorite go-to weekday dinners.