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Grilled Tomato over Cafreal Toast

Summer is here, and along with summer come the best tomatoes in the market. Today's post is about making a simple breakfast toast. Cafreal is a green paste that is applied over meat (usually chicken) and cooked over the stovetop. The origin of this green paste is from Africa, and via Portuguese, it made its way to India, specifically Goa. Ingredients 2 slices of sourdough bread 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter 1 summer tomato, such as beef steak, sliced in 1 inch thick pieces 1 Tablespoon olive oil  1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly cracked 1/2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt OR Kosher sea salt   Cafreal Paste: 1/3 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped 1 jalapeno, seeds removed 1 teaspoon sea...

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Tandoori Tacos

Summer is fast approaching, and we are all stuck at home, still! It was when Cinco de Mayo (May 5) celebrations were on and I decided to try this recipe, a homage to Indian and Mexican cuisine, both beautiful and rich in their culinary offerings! This is a great dish to cook together along with your family, and be creative. Just like you, I am a lover of food, and I try out new things from time to time, so enjoy! TANDOORI TACOS (serves 3-4) Ingredients 8 tortillas 1 medium-size red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup tamarind chutney, store-bought 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 2 limes, sliced in quarters   Tandoori Cauliflower 1/2 bottle of Rupen's Tandoori Marinade 1 cauliflower, peeled...

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Spicy Shrimp

Ingredients 1 lb shrimp (16-20 count), peeled, deveined and raw, tail-on preferably Marinade: 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 Tablespoon peeled and grated ginger 1 Tablespoon finely chopped cilantro 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 Tablespoons sweet paprika 1 cup semolina   Instructions In a mixing bowl, apply lemon juice, salt and turmeric to shrimp and set aside for 10 minutes. Add ginger, cilantro, black pepper and paprika. Mix well and make sure that all shrimp pieces get rubbed with the spices. Set aside. Pre-heat grill, once the grill is hot, place the shrimp pieces on the grill (3 minutes on each side) and grill. Serve with lemon wedges. OPTIONAL: You can coat...

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