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Shrimp & Veggie Kebabs

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This recipe is a family treat on summer days… light up your grill and get these yummy shrimp and veggie skewers on… Cooking time takes under ten minutes, for a quick, satisfying meal.

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 pound large shrimp (peeled and deveined)

1 (16 ounce) bottle nonfat Italian salad dressing

1/3 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon hot mamas pepper sauce

1 tablespoon lemon juice

3 small zucchini

8 small white onions, peeled

8 large fresh mushrooms

2 tomatoes cut into wedges

Serves: 4 persons

DIRECTIONS:

*Place shrimp in a shallow dish. Combine dressing, soy sauce, hot Mamas pepper sauce and lemon juice in a medium bowl; mix well. Reserve ½ the sauce. Pour remaining sauce over shrimp.

*Preheat broiler. Soak 8 wooden skewers. Cut zucchini into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Drain shrimp, discarding sauce.

*Alternately thread shrimp, zucchini, onions, mushrooms and tomato wedges onto presoaked skewers

*Broil kebabs, turning several times and basting with reserved sauce for 6 minutes or until shrimp turns pink. Serve immediately.

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Gourmet Lobster, Spinach & Tomato Salad

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With the opening of the much anticipated Belize Spiny Lobster Season, this recipe will delight your family. Chunks of lobster meat tossed in a healthy salad – is a definite game winner!  

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 pound Spiny Lobster tails (de-shelled)

1 handful of spinach leaves

2-3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges

¼ cup extra virgin oil

Zest and juice of 1 ½ lemons

Salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS:

*If lobster tails need to be thawed out, place in cold water bowl for ten minutes, squeeze out any excess water and pat dry.

*Dice lobster tails in big chunks

*In a large bowl, toss spinach and tomatoes with olive oil.

*Add lemon juice, salt and black pepper to taste and toss again

*Add lobster chunks and gently toss one more time

*Garnish with lemon zest.

*this recipe makes 4 servings

Optional: Pairs well with Hot Mamas Belize Manganero Sauce

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Chicken Fajitas

 

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This week, learn how to make everyone’s favorite – Chicken Fajitas! With just a few short steps to guide you, your family will be enjoying this meal in no time. Use this recipe for your home meals and at parties!

WHAT YOU NEED:

¼ cup fresh lime juice

½ cup vegetable oil

3 cloves garlic; minced

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

1 ½ teaspoons crushed hot red pepper flakes

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 4 ounces each)

1 large onion, thinly sliced

1 large bell pepper, thinly sliced

8 large flour tortillas, warmed

1 large tomato, seeded and chopped

¼ cup salsa

Sour Cream

Shredded lettuce

Shredded Cheddar

Serves: 4 Persons

DIRECTIONS:

*Combine lime juice, oil, garlic, salt, cumin and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Reserve 1/3 of the marinade.

*Add chicken to bowl; turn to coat.

*Cover and marinate in refrigerator for about 10 minutes

*Pre-heat grill or broiler.

*Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper and half of the reserved marinade. Stir-fry for 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

*Grill or broil chicken, turning and basting with reserved marinade, about 7 minutes per side. Cut into thin strips. Add chicken to skillet and stir in vegetables.

*Fill tortillas with chicken mixture. Top with tomato and salsa; roll to enclose filling. Arrange fajitas seam-sides down on a serving platter. Top with sour cream, lettuce and cheddar cheese.

*Optional: For those needing a little spice, you can add a couple drops of your favorite Hot Mama’s pepper hot sauces!

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Banana Bread recipe

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WHAT YOU NEED FOR DOUGH:

2 ripe bananas

5 oz sugar

5 oz self-rising flour (or plain flour and 1 tsp baking powder)

¼ tsp. cinnamon

1 egg

Pinch of salt

2 oz soft butter

FOR OPTIONAL FROSTING:

3oz cream cheese (milk may be used instead)

6oz sieved icing sugar

DIRECTIONS:

*Peel bananas and mash to soft pulp with sugar.

*Add egg and butter and whisk with a rotary whisk.

*Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.

*Fold into banana mixture

*Pour into well-greased shallow, square baking pan. Bake in moderate oven (375F) for 25 minutes.

*Turn onto wire rack to cool

*When completely cool, top with frosting and cut into squares

*Serve plain or with butter

FROSTING:

Whisk together cream cheese and 3oz icing sugar with rotary whisky until smooth. Gradually add remaining sugar.

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Eggplant Casserole

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This meatless dinner/meal is causing quite a stir among families this summer. Learn how to make this easy, but healthy Eggplant Casserole in just a few short steps.

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 large eggplant

3 slices uncooked bacon (chopped)

¼ cup chopped green peppers

2 tbsp. butter

1 ½ cup milk (scalded)

Chopped pimiento can be added for color

½ cup chopped onion

3 tbspn. Flour

2 tbsp. sharp cheese

DIRECTIONS:

*Peel and dice eggplant; cover with cold water.

*Parboil for 10 minutes and drain

*Fry bacon crisp, remove from fat, sauté onions and peppers in dripping until soft.

*Melt butter, blend in flour, add milk slowly and cook, until thick.

*Add cheese (a little drippings may be added for flavor).

*Place half egg-plant in greased 8” baking dish, alternating layers of bacon, onions and peppers with remaining eggplant.

*Cover with cheese sauce and sprinkle with breadcrumbs

*Bake at 350F for 30 minutes

*Serve Hot

*Optional: for a little heat, add a couple dashes of Hot Mama’s Pepper Products.  

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Creole Fish

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By combining spices, tomato and fresh fish, this dish will turn any picky eater into an instant fish lover. This recipe is delicate and can be complimented with any side of your choice including white rice, corn tortillas or steam veggies. Learn how to make this with this quick Hot Mama’s Belize guide.  

WHAT YOU NEED:

2 slices red snapper or other fish

1 small onion

2 tsp. vinegar

½ tsp. each: salt, thyme, black pepper

1 slice yam

1 sliced tomato

3 tbsp. water

optional: Hot Mama’s Belize (x, xx, xxx pepper)

DIRECTIONS:

*Clean and season fish with salt, pepper, vinegar and thyme.

*Half fry in margarine and remove from pan.

*In the same margarine, fry onion and yam, adding water and tomato slices.

*Let cook for 10 minutes then add fish and cook slowly for 15 minutes.

*Serve hot with a side of coconut white rice

*Optional: For spicy heat, we recommend any Hot Mama’s Belize pepper products.

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