Cucumber, Mango, and Black Bean Salad

Serves 4

  • 1 seedless cucumber, washed and cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 1/2 medium mango, cut into 1/3 inch dice
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 tablespoon salt
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  1. In a large bowl, toss cucumber, mango and black beans
  2. FOR DRESSING:  In a small bowl, mix like and orange juice, cilantro, salt and pepper.  Pout over cucumber mixture and toss well.  Let stand 10 minutes for flavors to blend.

Scallops with Grape Tomatoes and Mint

Makes 4 Servings

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound “dry” sea scallops, patted dry with paper towels
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 pint grapes tomatoes, cut lengthwise in half, or use 2 cups diced (1 inch cubes) ripe plum tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint, plus small sprigs for garnish
  • 1/4 cup dry vermouth or dry white wine
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Hot cooked rice for serving

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat until very hot.  Add the scallops and cook turning once, until opaque when pierced in the center with the tip of a sharp knife, about 5 minutes.  (If you have scallops of carrying sizes, remove the smaller scallops as they are cooked.)  Transfer to a platter.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium.  Add the tomatoes and mint and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 3 minutes.  Add the vermouth and cook until the juices are thick ended, about 1 minute.  Return the scallops to the skillet and stir a few times to combine.  Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon over the hit rice, garnish with mint sprigs, and serve immediately.


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Eggplant, Smoked Mozzarella and Basil Rolls

  • 1 small eggplant
  • some salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 3/4 cup smoked mozzarella, cut into 6 slices
  • 1 vine ripened tomato, cut into 6 slices
  • 6 large basil leaves
  • 1tsp balsamic vinegar, for drizzling
  1. Cut the eggplant lengthwise into 6 thin slices and discard the two outermost slices.  Sprinkle the slives with salt and leave for 20 minutes.  Rinse under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Preheat the broiler to meduim-high and like the rack with foil.  Place the eggplant slices on the boiler rack and brush with oil.  Broil for 8-10 minutes until tender, turning once, and brushing with extra oil, if necessary.
  3. Remove from the broiler, then place a slice of mozzarella, a slice of tomato, and a basil leaf in the center of each eggplant slice, and season to taste.  Fold the eggplant over the filling and broil seam side down, for 3 minutes until the mozzarella begins to melt.  Serve drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar


Serves 2.

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    Yellow Squash abd Gruyere Frittata

    2 medium yellow squash, cut into 1/4 inch rounds (2.5 cups)

    1 packed tablespoon thinly sliced fresh sage or basil leaves

    10 large eggs

    1/4 cup water

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1/4 cup coarsely shredded Gruyère cheese

    Grease a 12inch non-stick ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.  Add squash and saute 8 minutes; stir in sage.  Cook just 1 to 2 minutes more until tender and browned in spots.

    Arrange oven rack 6 inches from heat source, heat broiler.  Wisk eggs, water and salt in a bowl.  Melt 1 tblspoon butter in the skilled and pour the eggs over the squash.  Reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook until set on bottom and edges, but the top is still loose, about 3 minutes.  Sprinkle Gruyere evenly over the top.

    Broil frittata until just set, about 1 minute.  Cut into wedges to serve.

    Grilled Chicken Breasts with Orange Jerk Marinade

    Makes 4 Servings

    3 garlic cloves, peeled

    4 scallions, white and green parts, coarsely chopped

    1 teaspoon seeded, minced Scotch bonnet chile, or 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced

    Grated zest of 1 large orange

    1/4 fresh cup orange juice (1 large orange)

    2 tablespoons cider vinegar

    1 tablespoon Japanese soy sauce

    1 teaspoon dried thyme

    1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

    4 (6-7 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breast

    1.. To make the marinated, finely chop the garlic.  Add the scallions, chile, orange zest and juice, vinegar, soy sauce, thyme, and allspice and purée the mixture.  Transfer to a glass or stainless steel bowl, add the chicken; turn the chicken to coat.  Cook immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

    2. Position an oiled broiling rack 6 inches from the source of heat and preheat the broiler.

    3.  Place the chicken on the rack and broil for 5 minutes.  Turn and broil until the chicken springs back when pressed in the center, about 5 more minutes.  Serve immediately.

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