I want to record some recipes before I forget. All yummy hot-weather recipes.
GREEN BEANS WITH PEANUT GINGER DRESSING
Flash boil 2 lbs green beans until fork tender, plunge into ice bath, drain, refrigerate.
In food processor, pulse 1 c dry-roasted, unsalted peanuts until coarsely chopped. Reserve 1/3 C. Continue pulsing remainder until fine. Add 3 TBSP rice wine vinegar, 1 (1 inch) piece of ginger (peeled, coarsely chopped), 1 garlic clove, 2 TBSP soy sauce, 1 TBSP granulated sugar, 2 TBSP veggie oil, 1 TSP salt, 2 TBSP hot water.
Blend until almost smooth, scraping sides of bowl often.
Toss green beans with dressing, sprinkle reserve peanuts on top right before serving. 6 generous servings.
HERBED PORK AND CORN SALAD
1 lb. leftover cooked pork roast (or tenderloin) cut into 1/2 in cubes
2 to 2 1/2 C leftover cooked corn (grilled ears taste better)
1 1/2 C diced tomatoes
1 TBSP minced fresh parsley
1 TBSP chopped fresh basil
In large bowl, stir together pork, corn, tomatoes, parsley, and basil. Pour vinaigrette over all, toss gently to coat. Spoon onto lettuce leaves, serve. 6 servings.
Mix together 1 TBSP corn starch and 1/4 C water, set aside. In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 C water to boil, stir in cornstarch mix. Cook and stir on medium for 3 min. or until thickened. Remove from heat and cool completely. Stir in 1 TSP Dijon mustard, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 C red wine vinegar and 1 TBSP olive oil.
WATERMELON MARGARITAS Hello!
1 (4 pound) seedless watermelon, sliced into 2 inch cubes - 8 cups
1 1/2 C good quality silver tequila (you should know by now what I recommend. If you can't get that, then get silver Patron.)
1/4 C Cointreau (or other orange liquor. Could use triple sec)
1 C fresh lime juice
Place watermelon in blender and puree until smooth. Combine watermelon juice, tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice in a large pitcher and add crushed ice. Makes 8 Stoney-sized drinks, 10 - 12 in fru fru margarita glasses. :D
I'm going to taste test a new cocktail called "The Jack Ruby" that Fearings created. If it's good, I'll post that recipe. (It's essentially a vodka lemonade with watermelon ice cubes with a special syrup for more flavor kick.)
Man, a cheesy tomato pie sounds good for dinner. Hurry up and fruit, my tomato plants!