Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Spanish Sangria! A medium-bodied wine with a whole lot of personality,

 This drink works well in the summer time when entertaining friends or family. very simple to make and if done right its is delicious. if you decide to make it in the winter time just use some fruit that is in season.

as always,
keep your drinks cold and your lines tight


  • 1 Liter of red wine
  • 2 oranges (juice )
  • 4 peaches, cut into small pieces
  • 5 desert spoons sugar
  • 2 pieces of lemon skin
1. Sangria is a refreshing drink and you don't need to use a vintage wine. We recommend a reasonably priced wine from Jumilla, Alic ante or Valencia..... Put the wine into a jug, add the sugar, and stir until it is properly dissolved.
2: Squeeze the two oranges, and add the juice to the jug. Save a slice of orange skin to decorate.
3: Wash the peaches, peel them and cut them into small quarters (e.g. six per peach). Add them to the jug. If it is not Summer, you can use any other in-season fruit.
4: Put the jug into the fridge. Sangria should always be served chilled. If you want to reduce the alcohol concentration, add ice cubes and slices of lemon. If you want to increase the alcohol add a small amount of cognac or rum.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Shrimp Ceviche Texas style

The dish is typically made from fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices such as lemon or lime and spiced with chili peppers. Additional seasonings such as onion, garlic, salt, and pepper may also be added. Ceviche is usually accompanied by side dishes that complement its flavors such as lettuce, corn, avocado and red sauce.  As the dish is not cooked with heat, it must be prepared fresh to avoid the potential for food poisoning.

Cover with lime and lemon juice. Let sit covered in the refrigerator for an hour, then stir, making sure more of the fish gets exposed to the acidic lime and lemon juices. Let sit for several hours, giving time for the flavors to blend.
 I have had this dish when i was kid and did not enjoy it one bit. But as  a young adult and now I love it. I think you could probably survive off this one dish if you had to. I used to served this dish alot in the town I like to call my 2nd home in Rockport Texas. We would serve this dish two different ways , the first way would be Texas style like I have explained. The second way would be Mexican style. The only difference in the two is that you add red sauce to the Cevichi and mix it up with all the other ingredients and take a shot of tequila. 
If you have never been to Rockport Texas you are missing out.
Rockport is located along the Texas Tropical Trail and is a noteworthy stop along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. Rockport has also been called the Texas Riviera. 
Other points of interest such as Texas Maritime Museum, Fulton Mansion, Rockport Center for the Arts, Connie Hagar Wildlife Sanctuary and The TX Dot Demonstration Gardens and Wetlands Ponds. Some of the best bay and offshore fishing in the world is in Rockport Texas.
Back to the recipe :
  • 3 lbs small raw shrimp, cleaned
  • 4 large tomatoes,
  • 6 limes, juiced
  • 4 lemons, juiced
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 Serrano chile, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons tomato sauce

 untill next time,

keep your lines tight and your drinks cold my friends.