Grillin' and Chillin', Boy Meets Grill, Throw Down, Brunch At Bobby's, just some of the cooking shows over the years hosted by Bobby Flay. I had the pleasure of dining at one of his restaurants a couple of years ago, Bar Americain, on West 52nd Street in New York City. It was one of my more memorable restaurant meals, a melt-in- your-mouth sliced steak sandwich served with the best French fries that were perfectly seasoned. Service was excellent, even though the restaurant was packed with business people having lunch. It was my pre-blogging days, so I wouldn't even carry a camera around, let alone snap photos of my dinner plate. My, how things have changed. We inquired but Bobby was not in the house that day.
I guess I fell into cooking. - Bobby Flay
While I admire Bobby very much, and look forward to eating in one of his restaurants soon, I don't have any of his cookbooks. I have been searching for recipes at Food Network and Bobby's website. I must admit I am feeling somewhat lazy and not in cooking mode at all. Maybe it is the heat, or just summertime blues. Keeping it real :). Blogger has me in ranting mode, too, but that is another post. I found two recipes that were easy, cool and refreshing, did not require a grill or oven, and just a simple jalapeno pepper! I made half of each recipe for myself.
Who can resist creamy guacamole and tortilla chips, while sipping an icy cold limeade? Not me, that's for sure!
Bobby Flay's Guacamole
4 ripe Hass avocados - peeled, pitted and chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, minced
2 limes, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
2 T. canola oil
chopped fresh cilantro, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash with a fork. Season to taste with salt and pepper and fresh cilantro.
|Blender was running but hard to tell!|
Bobby Flay's Limeade
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup fresh cold lime juice*
1 lime zested
2 1/2 cups cold water
1/4 cup tequila**
lime wedges for garnish
(*) I used about 8 limes to get half a cup-they were rather small, next time I will use bottled
(**) I did not add tequila
1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over high heat, bring to a boil, and cook til sugar melts; transfer to a bowl set over a bowl of ice and stir to cool down.
2. Place lime juice, zest and water in a large bowl. Add simple sugar to taste.
3. Put 2 cups lime juice mixture, 1/4 to 1/2 cup tequila (to taste), if using, with 1 cup of crushed ice in a blender. Pour into tall glasses and garnish with lime wedge.
I bought the chips at Wegman's and they are really tasty, all natural, and one might become convinced that they are a healthier choice. I chose blue corn because Bobby is a big fan of it. The jalapeno chips were good with just a hint of heat.
|It's what's for dinner tonight|
Please be sure to stop by and see the other Flay recipes at Happier Than a Pig in Mud and to enter the contest at LazyonLoblolly.
I will also be joining Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.