Archive for the ‘Lime’ Category

Five-Spiced Sesame Tuna and Avocado

Five-Spiced Sesame Tuna and Avocado
Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

4 Servings
Prep 10 min
Cook 10 min

  • 2 avocados
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar (eyeball it)
  • 1/4 cup tamari (dark soy sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons honey (eyeball it)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Four 6-ounce tuna steaks
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup snipped chives
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  1. Thickly slice the avocados lengthwise and coat with the lime juice to prevent browning; set aside. In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring the vinegar, tamari and honey to a low boil. Lower the heat and simmer until syrupy, 6 to 7 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over high heat. Sprinkle the tuna with the five-spice powder and season with salt and pepper. Place the tuna in the skillet and cook, turning once, until just browned, 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Slice the tuna and top with the sesame seeds and chives.
  3. Divide the lettuce among 4 plates and top with the tuna and avocado. Drizzle with the dressing.

**Personal Review: No Review Yet**

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Turkey Burgers with Zucchini Relish

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

Serves 4

  • 2 pounds ground turkey breast
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley (a generous handful)
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 small zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons thyme leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt
  • 4 sandwich-size English muffins, preferably sourdough, fork split
  • Softened butter, for spreading
  • 4 red leaf lettuce leaves
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the ground turkey, parsley, grill seasoning, mustard and poultry seasoning. Form 4 patties; using your thumb, make an indentation in the center of each to prevent bulging while cooking.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the EVOO, 1 turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until the juices run clear, 6 to 7 minutes on each side. During the last few minutes of cooking, top each burger with a cheddar slice, tenting loosely with foil to melt the cheese.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the zucchini, bell pepper, red onion, thyme, hot sauce and lime juice. Season with salt.
  4. Toast and butter the English muffins. Set a lettuce leaf and burger on each muffin bottom and top with some zucchini relish and a muffin top.

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Beef and Beer Chili

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Recipe & picture courtesy of My Recipes

Serves 4

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red onion (about 1 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper (about 1 small)
  • 8 ounces extralean ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (19-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14-ounce) can low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer (such as Budweiser)
  • 1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook 5 minutes or until beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in chili powder, cumin, sugar, and salt; cook 1 minute.
  3. Add oregano and next 4 ingredients (through beer) to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in cornmeal; cook 5 minutes. Stir in juice.

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Chicken Pad Thai


Recipe & picture courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Makes 4 servings

  • 8 ounces rice noodles (Vietnamese bahn pho or Thai sen-mee)
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Asian chile sauce with garlic
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast or turkey, cut into bite-sized strips
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onion
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
  1. Place noodles in a large bowl. Add enough hot tap water to cover; let stand for 10 to 15 minutes or until pliable but not soft. Drain well in a colander.
  2. Meanwhile, for peanut topping, combine peanuts and lime peel; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, rice vinegar, and chile sauce; stir until smooth. Set aside.
  4. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook and stir for 6 minutes until chicken is tender and no pink remains. Transfer to a bowl.
  5. Add egg to the hot skillet and cook for 30 seconds. Turn egg with spatula and cook for 30 to 60 seconds more, just until set. Remove and chop egg; set aside.
  6. In same skillet heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over high heat for 30 seconds. Add drained noodles and sprouts; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add fish sauce mixture and chicken; cook 1 to 2 minutes more until heated through. Divide noodle mixture among four plates. Sprinkle each serving with egg and peanut topping. Garnish with green onion and cilantro.

**Personal Review: This came out awesome and it was pretty easy to make as well.**

Watermelon Limeade


Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray 

MAKES 20 DRINKS
Prep Time: 20 min

  • 1 seedless watermelon (about 6 pounds), cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup lime juice (10 to 12 limes), plus lime slices for garnish
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar
  • Ice
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish
  1. Using a blender, working in batches, puree the watermelon with the lime juice.
  2. Pour the watermelon puree into a large pitcher, add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Dilute with water if desired. Serve over ice and garnish with lime slices and mint sprigs.

**Personal Review: No Review Yet** 

Sweet-Tart Ribs and Potato-Zucchini Boats


Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

SERVES 4
Prep Time: 20 min (plus marinating)
Cook Time: 40 min

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • Grated peel and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 pounds baby back ribs
  • 1 pound small red potatoes
  • 2 zucchini, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  1. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, brown sugar, lime peel, lime juice, mustard and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Arrange the ribs in a casserole dish and rub with the marinade; cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. In a medium pot, combine the potatoes and enough salted water to cover. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes; drain and transfer to a medium bowl. Smash the potatoes with the back of a fork; season with salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, season the zucchini with salt and pepper and grill cut side down, turning halfway through, until softened, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Grill the ribs, basting with the marinade and turning occasionally, for 10 minutes. Discard the remaining marinade and continue grilling the ribs until well browned, about 10 minutes more. Transfer to a platter and tent with foil.
  5. Stuff the zucchini with the smashed potatoes and top with the salsa; serve with the ribs.

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Corn and Salsa Tortilla Soup


Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

  • 3 poblano chiles
  • 6 corn tortillas, halved then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick strips
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt
  • 6 ears fresh corn, kernels scraped from the cob, or two 10-ounce boxes frozen corn kernels
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Pepper
  • One 32-ounce container (4 cups) vegetable broth
  • One 14.5-ounce can fire-roasted diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 lime, halved
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  1. Preheat the broiler. Broil the poblanos until blackened, 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, cover and let cool. Peel, seed and chop the poblanos.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°. On a baking sheet, toss the tortilla strips with 1 tablespoon oil and the cumin. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes; season with salt.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large, deep skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add the corn and cook until charred at the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Add the red onion and garlic, season with salt and pepper and cook until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the broth, tomatoes and poblanos.
  4. Divide the tortilla strips among 4 soup bowls. Add the avocado and a squeeze of lime juice. Ladle the soup over the avocado. Top with cilantro; serve with the sour cream.

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