With a few more weeks before we see the sign of spring-- you can bring the sunny mood of the tropics to you. One of my all time favs this time of the year is a simple toss salad at a recent Oscar dinner party. Russian Kale Salad with Blood Orange. Make use of the abundance of citrus in the market now. Oranges, kumquats, limes, tangerines, or tangelo all add a kick to your dinner, along with an energetic boost of Vitamin C.
Our signature dish takes on a twist with a regular kale salad: discard the vein of the kale and roll just the leafs of kale like a cigar and sliver them thin. Add in shaved fennel bulb and radicchio with olive oil, lemon juice and succulent wedges of blood orange. Topped with fresh cracked black pepper with toasted pistachio, there is a rustic texture that balances the light bitterness of the kale, and finishes off with sweet and tangy notes of the citrus and a hint of salt. It's a simple, delicious recipe with the burst of flavors for for your guests.
Many other simple ways of incorporating citrus for your next meal, a squeeze of whole lemon juice onto thinly slices fresh fluke as ceviche or scoop out half of pink grapefruit on a piece of skirt steak asada on a crispy tortilla. Guaranteed these dishes will get the winter blues out of anybody's.
With the popularity of fun and delicious mix drinks. Here is the recipe of passion fruit drink we are experimenting at our studio.
Perk yourself up while you're winding down for the evening with a fun, aromatic tequila-mixed recipe from our mixologist, Calum, at Saffron59:
Passion Fruit Cooler
7 1/2 oz. 100% Blue Agave Tequila (such as Sauza Honitos)
6 oz. Passion Fruit Puree
18 oz. Ginger Beer
4 1/2 oz. Cointreau
3 oz. Lime juice
Lime slice for garnish
Mix it all up and pour into glasses filled with ice. Enjoy!
Dip a frozen rock glasses rim on a plate of coconut shreds. Mix it in a pitcher and add a ginger beer upon making it and pour into a rock glasses filled with a nice chunk of square ice. Enjoy!