May 29, 2009

Brunch for Dad!

Dad's Day is on June 21st this year. Celebrate with a gourmet brunch for Dad (or the main man in your life) that he will really enjoy! The recipes that we've selected are from the "Gourmet Gringo" by Mari Meyers. Permission to print granted by Golden West Publishers, 4113 N. Longview, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Each Drink:

  • 3 or 4 ICE CUBES
  • 1 ounce TEQUILA
  • ⅛ tsp. CELERY SALT
  • ½ tsp. fresh Mexican LIME JUICE
  • several dashes HOT PEPPER SAUCE
  • SALT and freshly GROUND PEPPER
  • ROUND LIME SLICE for garnish
Use a tall glass to add drink ingredients on top of ice cubes, turn glass over and shake several times, then add a lime slice for decoration on rim of glass before serving. Serves 1.

    • 2 Tbsp. BUTTER or MARGARINE
    • ½ cup chopped FRESH TOMATOES
    • ¼ cup sliced GREEN ONIONS
    • 1 fresh SERRANO CHILE, finely chopped
    • 4 EGGS
    • ⅓ cup MILK
    • ½ cup diced or grated QUESO CHIHUAHUA or MONTEREY JACK CHEESE
    • dash or 2 of GARLIC SALT
    • dash or 2 of LEMON PEPPER
    • dash or 2 of CHILI POWDER
    Melt butter or margarine in large (10-inch) skillet and sauté tomatoes, green onions and chile until soft. Blend eggs with milk and pour into skillet over low heat. Add cheese, along with rest of ingredient. Cook slowly until eggs are set, but still soft, and cheese is melted. Serve immediately. Serves 2 to 4.

    • 1 cup raw LONG GRAIN RICE
    • 2 Tbsp. OLIVE OIL
    • 1⅓ cups chopped ONION
    • ½ cup chopped GREEN BELL PEPPERS
    • ½ cup chopped RED BELL PEPPERS
    • ¾ cup finely chopped CELERY
    • salt and freshly ground pepper
    • 2 tsp. CHILI POWDER
    • ½ tsp. SAFFRON
    • dash or 2 of GARLIC POWDER
    Cook 1 cup of rice according to package directions to yield 3 cups cooked rice. Meanwhile, use an extra large (12-inch) skillet to heat oil and soften onion, bell peppers and celery. Add all seasonings and incorporate thoroughly. Blend in rice and heat through. Serve hot. Makes 5 cups.

  • Happy Cooking! Wish Dad a Happy Father's Day from Kokopelli!