Sunday, March 15, 2009

Simple pleasures

Simple things in your fridge can be combined to create an easy sauce that works well with fish, chicken, beef, eggs... I think you understand.

Lime-Cilantro Aioli

Ingredients:

1 cup Mayo

1 cup Sour Cream

1 Lime - juice and zest

(to get the most juice out of it - first zest the lime and set aside -prick with a small knife several times and pop in microwave for intervals of 25 seconds until warm - then juice)

6 cloves roasted garlic

salt and pepper to taste

1 small bunch fresh cilantro chopped

Combine the garlic, zest, mayo and sour cream in a blender - blend well. Add cilantro. Blend shortly. Now slowly add lime juice a bit at a time - tasting between additions. Add salt and pepper to taste. This should be a pretty thick spread. If using as a sauce just thin out with a bit of water.

You now have a versatile item that can be used as a spread on sandwiches or used as a  sauce on baked, sauteed and grilled items or as a dipping sauce for friend snacks.

Suggestions: 

Ciabatta Veggie Sandwich:

Spread spilt roll with spread, add hummus, sliced tomatoes, shredded carrots, shredded cheese.

Fried Spring Wontons:

Fill wonton wrappers with combo of shredded cabbage, carrots, green onions. Fry and dip in Lime-Cilantro Aioli

Baked Fish:

Using any favorite fish from Tilapia to Salmon and bake with a little olive oil and white wine.

Top with Lime Cilantro Aioli before serving......

I use this on so many things ... well I love garlic and limes and cilantro. Its good on mashed potatoes too! Hmmm.... I think I'm going to make this for dinner tonight. :)

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