A lot of inspiration comes to me on the toilet. Mostly because I have some Food & Wine and Cooking Light magazines in the bathroom! Today is a big day for sports - the Kentucky Derby, the boxing match & Game 7 of the Bulls-Celtics series. So I decided to create a South American feast for us:
Chicken wings marinated in Peruvian marinade
The marinade consists of lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar, tumeric, cumin, lots of garlic and hot paprika. Which I didn't have so I did regular paprika and cayenne pepper. This is wonderful and zingy - I am keeping the marinade and getting chicken thighs for later this week.
Chilean tomato-onion salad
Really easy and refreshing. And so pretty! Soak thinly sliced sweet onions in red wine vinegar with salt and pepper. Mince jalapeno and chop cilantro - combine with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Arrange tomatoes on a plate, sprinkle with onions and drizzle dressing.
Empanadas - I switched up the filling, leaving out the fresh tomatoes and red peppers and adding instead potatoes and green olives. I also didn't have enough all-purpose flour and ended up using half all-purpose, half whole wheat. I have a ton of filling left over so I'm going to save it and eat it with garlic rice and a fried egg, Filipino style.
Que delicioso! You should see my kitchen - love is a battlefield.