2 cups chopped mango
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon fresh lemon
½ teaspoon grated fresh orange zest
3 tablespoons finely minced red onion
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Salt and Pepper
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 yellow pepper, roasted and diced
3 large tomatoes, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, diced
3 jalapenos, diced
1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
2 tablespoons ginger, finely diced
1/2 cup rice vinegar
juice of 2 limes
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
Pre-heat oven to broil. Cut one large sweet bell pepper (any color but green) in half and remove seeds and insides. Place skin side up in any pan with sides. Broil peppers until a lot of the skin turns black and starts to peel. Remove from oven and cover. Let peppers cool, covered. The steam will make it much easier to remove the skins. Remove skins and dice the peppers.
In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients. Place in a covered container and let sit in fridge for a couple hours.
Emily's Belated Libations
- 5 varieties of wine
- Nephew with a mid-July birthday
- Go to Safeway 4 hours after party starts
- Get a 6-pack of mix & match wines and spirits
- Try to get a variety of wines that will please friends' palates
- Show up late but also perfectly on time to claim the last amazing ravioli
- Appreciate your friends' willingness and thoughtfulness to not only save the main course for when you show up but also be ready to warn you about all the spicy foods
- Love your friends and aspire to be more like them
Pork Ginger Dumplings
- 2 cups chopped napa cabbage
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 pound ground pork (Don't get lean pork, the fat is good for juicy and flavorful dumplings) or firm tofu
- 2 tablespoons minced ginger
- 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons thin soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 egg
Squish all these ingredients together in bowl. Using hands is best. :)
There was some issue cooking these, so I would suggest cooking the pork in little tsp bits (I would recommend steaming, but boiling and pan frying is probably just as well), then wrapping them in pre-made dumpling wrappers then steaming the lot.
Maple Ginger Bread Pudding
- About 1/2 a loaf of bread (enough bread to fill up about 4/5 of the loaf pan)
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- *Optional* 1/2 cup chocolate chips (you could use raisins if you're super lame I guess)
- 5 eggs, beaten
- 1.5 cups milk
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (the good stuff)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Cut bread into 1in. pieces of the slices. Place bread pieces in large loaf pan. If desired, mix chocolate chips amongst the bread pieces. Drizzle melted butter over bread.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, maple syrup, sugar, ginger, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped. Serve warm or refrigerate and serve in slices.
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