Monday, March 12, 2007

Mango Salsa - Salad... whatever

Did this the other night... over Tilapia... but then ate some of it as a salad the next day.

1 large mango cubed
1/2 red bell pepper diced
1/2 or 1 avocado diced
1/2 a lime (just the fresh squeezed juice)
1/2 or 1 lemon (just the fresh squeezed juice)
canned cut corn (1/2 can or whatever you prefer)

mix - chill and serve.

I love it because it's fresh, zesty and matches are summer weather in March.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Carbonara--your favorite easy supper

Take a package of bacon (if you can get pancetta and you want to spend the big dough, go for it) and cut it into bite-size pieces. Fry it up in some olive oil.
Put a pot of pasta on to boil--I like to use Rotini, but anything you have will work.
Add a bunch of minced garlic, basil, and red pepper-flakes to the bacon.
In a separate little bowl beat two egg yolks. When the pasta is done, add a ladle-full of the pasta water into the egg yolks. Pour the whole eggy bowl into the cooked bacon pan, and add the drained pasta. Toss it vigorously so that the eggs don't turn scrambled. Pour on a ton of good Parmesan and toss. Salt and Pepper it to taste.