Oh Chimi…churri’ve you been all my life? Flavorful with fresh parsley, hot with red pepper flakes, garlicky with garlic, exciting with red wine vinegar, zesty with lemon…I’m in love with Chimichurri sauce.
Chile Cheese Cake, a great Southwestern appetizer recipe. It’s prepared in a spring form pan like a cheese cake, it looks like a cheese cake, but loaded up with southwestern ingredients, this appetizer served with tortilla chips is a unique and wonderful crowd pleasing recipe.
Made with a Boulder Beer Planet Porter, a beer whose flavors reminds one of a good quality strong coffee mixed with a bite of dark berry serves as a great platform for a robust bowl of stew. A long simmer in this flavorful broth, chunky vegetables, buffalo top round steak, all infused with lots of rosemary, results in a flat out wonderful savory rich flavor.
This South of the Border cocktail, with it’s “usual suspect” lineup of fresh and spicy Southwestern ingredients, results in an intoxicating dish. It’s similar to ceviche, however, the seafood is cooked, not brined. We loved it, and it’ll have a permanent spot in my recipe database.
A wonderful twist on traditional BBQ Sauce. It’s complicated in flavor. Savouring each bite, the palate sorts through a myriad of flavors as you start thinking about everything in sight that you could possibly drizzle this on. Tart, sweet, sticky AND savory, it would be a perfect pair with duck or pork. Our first introduction was on some cinnamon cured smoked chicken.
Just a short intermission from recipes and cooking. After all, the way I cook (and eat) exercise is something that can’t be skipped. We’ve been enjoying perfect Spring weather here in the Rockies, which recently found us on a 2.5 mile hike close to home.
Roxborough State Park is just a few miles Southwest of Highlands Ranch. The park, with close to 4000 acres, is known for it’s dramatic red rock formations, and for us, it’s a prime bird watching destination. So sit back and enjoy the scenery as we meander along the trail.
I’m looking for a simple and delicious stir-fry recipe. One that will work for beef, chicken, pork or shrimp. One that I can put in my database as my “go-to”. One that will work with about any kind of vegetable on hand. One that has soy sauce, ginger … you know, your run of the mill ingredients that make up the perfect combination for a flavorful winning recipe.