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Deep-Fried Chilies

Deep-Fried Chilies
vegetable oil
green chilies, red chilies or jalapenos
Special equipment: Electric deep fryer.

Place the oil in the deep fryer according the manufacturers instructions.
Heat the oil to 360 degrees F.
Place the chilies in the basket and deep fry for 1-2 minutes , depending on the size of the chilies.
Remove and place on paper towels to drain.

Scallop Ceviche

Spinach and Yogurt Dip with Caramelized Onion

Spinach and Yogurt Dip with caramelized onion
350g (12 oz) spinach, chopped
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp olive oil
2 large onions, finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 cup full-fat yogurt
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
pita bread, cut into quarters for serving

Place spinach and salt in a covered saucepan over medium-low heat for 2 minutes or until wilted. [...]

Smoked Salmon Mousse

Smoked Salmon Mousse
350 g (12 oz) smoked salmon, thawed and roughly chopped
475 mL (about 2 cups) ricotta cheese
2 tsp organic lemon juice
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp capers, drained and rinsed
1-1/2 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
extra virgin olive oil for for drizzling
1 baguette cut into bite size [...]

Amuse Bouche: Asparagus Mousse in a Sake Cup

Amuse Bouche: Asparagus Mousse in a Sake Cup
1/2 lb asparagus, trimmed
2 green onions roughly chopped
1.5 tbsp Mayonnaise
3/4 tsp fresh lemon juice
large pinch cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp kosher salt, divided
2 tbsp heavy cream
1/2 egg white
12 sake cups (or Chinese spoons)
12 small oregano leaves

Boil salted asparagus in water until tender. Drain.
Place asparagus and onion in a food processor [...]

Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps

3 x 120g cans white crab meat (or 12 oz in total)
1 cup cream cheese
1 cup green onions chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
seasoning blend (recipe follows)
30-40 large white button mushrooms, stems removed and reserved for another dish
1 cup bread crumbs
non-stick cooking spray
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Combine crab meat, cream [...]