LOBSTER SKEWERS BASTED WITH “MARGARITA BUTTER” LIME PEEL ORZO, GRILLED ASPARAGUS, AND RADISH SPROUTS WITH LIME VINAIGRETTE

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The other day I was taking a break from my work day by relaxing on the patio, and I was thinking it would be a nice time for a margarita!! Margaritas are like the perfect drink. They're tangy, salty, and sweet with a citrus kick! And I wondered how it would taste poured over grilled meat or fish.  For obvious reasons, pouring a margarita over an open flame is probably not the best idea, but I … [Read more...]

Jerk Spice Rubbed Grilled Wild Ahi Tuna with Mango Bell Pepper Salsa

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In my efforts to drop a few (okay, a lot) of pounds, I made this jerk spice rubbed tuna that is grilled for under a minute to keep it moist. I cool the spiciness of it by serving the tuna on a bed of mango salsa. This Meat On A Stick Monday is light, low calorie, full of flavor, has heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids, a full serving of fruits and vegetables and there isn't a pound of butter in … [Read more...]

Coriander Agave Syrup Glazed Bacon Wrapped Scallops

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Course ground toasted coriander and agave syrup make a slightly spicy sweet glaze brushed over bacon wrapped scallops! The salty bacon tempers the sweet agave, and the plump juicy scallops make a great skewer. I served them along with a warm potato salad of fingerling potatoes and fresh crisp green beans with a bacon apple cider dijon mustard vinaigrette, but you could serve them with any side you … [Read more...]

Bourbon Glazed Game Meat Skewers with Dirty Rice

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Many years ago while living on the East Coast, I used to take my daughters to a food court restaurant called, Cajun Cafe. Their bourbon chicken/pork was soooo good! I’d get mine with a little extra spice. Since I moved to Cali I craved it but hadn’t found a Cajun Cafe, so I decided to experiment. With bourbon, brown sugar, and a kick of cayenne… I think it’s as close as I can get to their version. … [Read more...]

Kufta (kofta) with Tzatziki

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We're going to the Middle East with Meat on a Stick Monday! I love the spices and flavors of the Middle East. With so many countries in close proximity to each other there is an overlap of cuisine. Kufta (or kofta) are little meatballs or meatloaves skewered and cooked over an open fire. Many Middle Eastern countries have their own variation of them. Greece, Iran, Israel, Turkey, Pakistan, and … [Read more...]

Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp Skewers with Grilled Pineapple, Forbidden Rice with Mango and Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Sauce

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Succulent jumbo shrimp are wrapped in prosciutto then skewered along with sweet pineapple and grilled for just a few minutes.  Then they are laid atop chewy, nutty black rice with mango with a spicy rum butter sauce!! Talk about a tropical delight on a stick!!    … [Read more...]