Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Shrimp Tostadas

I use to make this recipe back in the day when I was single and living in my shabby chic apartment on Elizabeth St., those were the days. What is great about this recipe is that it is fast to whip up and feeds 4-6 people comfortably, with a few beers of course. This recipe is now one of Billy's favorites and is requested during the summer when something light is called for. I hope you make these for your next backyard hangout. Enjoy!

I bought this beautiful, flavorful shrimp at Aquarius Fish Co.

Disclaimer: There is technically not a set recipe, just don't over do it on the onions and garlic and you'll be fine. (This means you Jenn)

-Shrimp Tostadas-

1-1 1/2 lb shrimp (I used large wild Louisiana shrimp) peel, devien and cooked just until pink, drain and let cool and then chop into a few smaller pieces
1/2 large onion, diced
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pint baby size tomatoes
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and diced
2 limes, juiced
Salt and pepper

1. Start by placing the onion, garlic, tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapeno into a large mixing bowl. Toss to combine, next add the lime juice and toss again.
2. Add the shrimp to the already mixed mixture and toss another time to combine all the ingredients.
3. Place in fridge and let marinate for a few hours or even overnight. Toss a few times while marinating. Serve cold. (remember this is not an exact recipe, feel free to experiment on your own)


You can dress yours up any way you want. These are just the toppings we like. Delish!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Update: X96 and Cristiano Creminelli

All I can say is, this morning has been one of the coolest things I have been lucky enough to be a part of. Cristiano Creminelli did such a great job on the X96 Radio from Hell Show in their 'Ask A' segment. He was very nervous when we first got there but as soon as we got going he got into a groove. The hosts of the Radio from Hell show (Kerry, Bill and Gina) loved him and Bill called him 'a very charming guest'. Their producer (Richie) was even getting text from ladies wanting to know if Cristiano was married because they were mesmerized by his accent! Cristiano did a fantastic job, and it was neat to learn more about were the passion for his craft comes from. Good job Cristiano, thank you X96 (Kerry, Bill, Gina and Richie), and thanks to Chantelle for being my sidekick in the studio this morning.
 Mr. Cristiano Creminelli
 Treats for the X96 crew, Creminelli salami of course!
The Radio from Hell Crew- Gina, Bill, Kerry and Cristiano

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

X96 and The Radio from Hell Show featuring Creminelli Meats

‎'ASK A SAUSAGE MAKER' Thursday August 18 @ 8am X96 and The Radio from Hell Show (FM station 96.3 KXRK) will be featuring Cristiano Creminelli of Creminelli Meats for their 'Ask A' segment. This is a great way to learn more about one of our local food artisans. I can't wait! I get to be a guest in the studio that morning along with my food buddy Chantelle Bourdeaux. Hope you tune in.

 This is Enrico w/ Creminelli Fine Meats at the Downtown Farmers Market w/ our friend Christiane a Slow Food Utah buddy.
 This is a pic of a Muffaletta sandwich I made with Creminelli ham.
 Big Bill's (my father-in-law) famous Eggs Benedict featuring Clifford Farm Eggs and Creminelli ham.
 Remember this sandwich? It is was kept Billy fed the weekend I was really sick. Thanks Creminelli, Beehive Cheese and Crumb Brothers for helping a girl out.
One of the dishes I made for Mother's Day after the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer walk, sliced cucumber and Creminelli salami.

Monday, August 8, 2011

HERA and Climb4Life Interview

My new friend Jessica Kinghorn asked if I would do an interview for the climb4life organization that she is so passionately involved with. I was honored to be asked and said yes without hesitation. Here is a brief description provided by Jessica to better translate what they are all about.

The HERA Foundation, through Climb4Life and other events, raises funds for research, awareness, education about ovarian cancer. Climb4Life Utah is holding it's 10th Anniversary event this year, giving Utahns and others the opportunity to learn to climb or go on group hikes and raise funds for the HERA Foundation. It's an exciting weekend filled with exercise, parties, massage, yoga, film night and much more. http://www.herafoundation.org/c4l-utah-2011/

You can check out my interview here herafoundation.org/blog/

Blog at ya later, B

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Farmer's Market Beauties

I just thought I would share some pictures of some beautiful food. When I see these photos they not only make me happy to look at but also happy to know this is what Billy and I put in our bodies. Lucky us! Enjoy.