Friday, May 25, 2012

Small Things...

Breadcrumb and Bacon Topping
Three or four strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

Mix together and use as a finish for macaroni and cheese or baked beans during their last moments in the oven.  I'm thinking it might also be a good finish for green beans and Cream of Mushroom soup casserole...

Cucumber Salsa
Bernie Kantak, of Citizen Public House in Scottsdale, AZ uses this as a garnish with seared tuna.  How do I know?  Bon Appetit said so!

2 cups finely-diced, peeled cucumber
1/2 cup finely-diced red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 finely-diced jalapeno

Mix it all together in a medium-sized bowl and add this dressing:  3 T fresh lime juice and 1 T vegetable oil, pepper to taste.

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