Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Bite with Belkys: Avocado Tequila Shooters from 3030 Ocean
Are you planning a party and want be a creative cook? Well tonight, one chef is whipping a cold soup that will definitely leave your guest asking for the recipe. Time to grab A Bite With Belkys.
The Chef: Paula Dasilva
The Dish: Avocado Tequila Shooters
The Restaurant: 3030 Ocean
- 1 onion
- 1 jalapeno chili
- garlic cloves
- 4 tomatillos
- 4 ripe avocados
- 3 tbsp. virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp. cumin powder
- 1/4 cup of tequila
- 4 cups of water
- 1 cucumber
- 20 leaves of fresh cilantro
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 limes
Method of Preparation:
-Start by preparing all the ingredients. Chop up a large onion and a jalapeno pepper. Chef Paula says the hotter you want the soup to be the more seeds you can leave in the pepper. Then, peel off some garlic gloves and put all these ingredients into a bowl.
-Next, cut a tomatillo into small pieces. You can also substitute this with a green tomato.
-Now, for the avocado, Chef Paula prefers to use the California house variety because of its oil content. Cut the avocado in half and remove the seed and the skin.
-For the broth, pour some olive oil into a hot pan, and sauté the onions, garlic cloves and jalapeno peppers for about two minutes. Then, add some cumin powder.
-Now, take the pan off the burner and pour in tequila. Then, put it back on the stove, but don't get too close because it will flame up. Turn the temperature down, and let it cook until the pan is dry.
-Next, add water and the chopped tomatillos. Let this simmer for about 10 minutes.
-Once the broth is ready, pour it into a blender and add the avocados with some ice. Make sure to mix this on the highest setting.
-Then, add chopped cucumber and fresh cilantro and blend it again.
-Finally, season the mixture with some salt and lime juice.
To Plate the Dish:
Pour the avocado tequila soup into your favorite shot glasses. Chef Paula likes to garnish the shooters with some crème fraiche on the top.
Serving Suggestion: A shot of Tequila
Serves: 10-12 shot glasses
The restaurant will be donating all of their food and wine sampling proceeds to the Children's Miracle Network.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
3030 Ocean Restaurant & Bar at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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