Avocado and Hearts of Palm Salad

http://www.saveur.com/hearts-palm-and-avocado-salad-recipe

 

3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 12 oz. butterhead lettuce, leaves torn
14 cup chopped and toasted walnuts
1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and thinly sliced
14 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 (14-oz.) can hearts of palm, drained and thinly sliced on the bias
In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add in remaining ingredients and toss lightly to combine. Serve with grilled chicken or fish, if you like.

Moscow Monk

4.5cl Vodka.

1.5cl Lime.

1.5cl Lemon.

1cl Simple Syrup.

1.5cl Ginger Syrup.

1.5cl Green Chartreuse.

2 sprigs of Rosemary.

Shake the first five ingredients with ice, then place the last two into a Tumbler and light them on fire. Extinguish the flames by straining the contents of your shaker over them, then top the drink with Soda.

 

Try subbing thyme for rosemary

Bruja Smash

http://punchdrink.com/recipes/bruja-smash/

  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce Strega
  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 6-9 mint leaves
  • 4-6 raspberries
  • simple syrup to taste

Garnish: Mint sprig
Glassware: rocks

DIRECTIONS
  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaking tin, then add ice and shake.
  2. Strain over crushed ice.
  3. Top with additional crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with a mint sprig.

 

 

Variation on this: peaches and lime juice. Limit simple to ~1 tsp

Broiled Salmon with Lemon Glaze

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/broiled-sockeye-salmon-with-citrus-glaze-recipe.html

 

AWESOME salmon recipe!

 

Ingredients
1 side, skin-on, sockeye salmon, 1 1/2 to 2 pounds, pin bones removed
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions
Position a rack in the oven 3 inches from the broiler. Line a half sheet pan with aluminum foil and place the salmon on the pan.

Place the sugar, zest, salt, and pepper into the bowl of a small food processor and process for 1 minute or until well combined. Evenly spread the mixture onto the salmon and allow to sit for 45 minutes, at room temperature.

Turn the oven on to the high broiler setting for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, place the salmon into the oven and broil for 6 to 8 minutes or until the thickest part of the fish reaches an internal temperature of 131 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove the salmon from the oven and allow to rest, uncovered, for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Lady Grey (Cocktail)

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015/05/lady-grey-lemon-tea-mint-cocktail-pitcher-drink.html

 

INGREDIENTS

  • For the Fresh Ginger Syrup:
  • 1 cup chopped peeled fresh ginger root
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • For the Earl Grey Tea:
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 4 Earl Grey tea bags
  • For the Cocktails:
  • 3 cups vodka (see note above)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh juice from 10-12 lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh Ginger Syrup
  • 4 cups chilled Earl Grey Tea
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 8 lemon wheels
  • Large block ice or ice cubes