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mango shrimp taco

This taco was inspired  by using mango as a basic ingredient, the marinade for shrimp, salsa and sauce using mango flavor with a slightly spicy for the authenticity of taco flavored.

Taco filled with salsa made of mixture thinly slice ​​napa cabbage, mango, jalapeno pepper and red onion with sesame oil to taste Asian flavor.

and drizle with mango sauce


Use flour tortilla or corn tortilla.




Ingredients for shrimp:
-  Fresh jumbo shrimp 16-22 per/pound
-  2 Tbsp mango vinaigrette
-  1 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon peri-peri pepper rub


- In a small bowl mix mango vinaigrette,sesame oil with,salt,pepper,garlic powder and peri-peri pepper rub ,quick whisk and pour into fresh shrimp with tail off and marinated for about 15 minutes, in a flat grill in medium heat cook shrimp about 2 minutes each side or until  cook/change the color .




Napa cabbage and mango salsa
Ingredients:
- 1/2 pound napa cabbage
- 1 mango

Sweet potato compote

Sweet potato compote or Kolak ubi is Indonesian traditional dessert made with palm sugar,pandan leaf and coconut milk as basic ingredients, it is served either hot freshly cooked or cold.
for more taste I add ginger root,cinnamon stick and grated nutmeg.





Ingredients:
- 1 pound / 2 large size sweet potato
- 2 cup coconut milk
- 2 cup water
- 1/2 cup palm sugar
- 2 pandan leaves
- 2 inch fresh ginger
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- pinch of salt

Preparations :
Peel sweet potato and cut in cube,bring to simmer with mixed coconut milk and water, add palm sugar,pandan leaves,cinnamon stick, fresh ginger, grated nutmeg and pinch of salt, Simmer sweet potato until cook/soft.
ready to serve freshly cook,hot or cold.



Coconut sandwich cookies

When I made this coconut cookies the first time, I spread the cookie dough on cookie sheet, and cut it with round shape cookie cutter after baked, the shape don't looks good  ( see picture below),
Then  I try to make it again, This time I scoop the cookie batter with a small size scoop,it's look better
 ( see picture above )
Ingredients :
-  1 1/2 all purpose flour
-  1/2 tsp baking powder
-  1/2 tsp baking soda
-  pinch of salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter at room tempearture
- 1 egg yolk
- 3/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 bag 7 oz tender flake coconut flakes
-  3/4 cup creme coconut curd

Direction:
Preheat oven on 350 F, line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Shift flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt,set aside
beat butter,egg yolk and corn syrup until combine add flour mixture,coconut flakes and vanilla beat another a minute until well mixed.
scoop cookie dough with a small size scoop, line in cookie sheet about one inch apart  bake for about 20-25 mi…

Bisco-pone crispy rice balls

I call it  bisco-pone crispy rice balls, An experiment dessert made with biscoff,mascapone cheese and crispy rice cereal, is a small fudge balls,creamy and crunchy.
honestly, it all  gone after I take a picture it taste so creamy and crunchy :)




You can double up the recipe as much as you need.

Ingredients:

- 3 Tablespoon crunchy biscoff spread
- 3 Tablespoon mascarpone cheese
- 1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
- 1/2 cup crispy rice cereal for coating

Direction:
In a medium bowl, mix biscoff and mascarpone cheese until combine, add 1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
mix them well together, shape into a small bowl and roll / coat them with crispy rice cereal, and ready to serve.

Fried potato beef patties

I use leftover mashed potato for this recipe, mashed potato mix with cooked ground beef and seasoning  with spices, dip into egg wash,coated with panko bread crumbs and fry them until golden brown. it's perfect for side dish or with vegetables or on the burger buns.






Ingredients :
- 3 cup cold mashed potato/leftover
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 teaspoon salt or taste
- 1/2 teaspoon white or black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom seed
- 1/2 teaspoon peri peri pepper rub or red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil for fry

- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

Directions :
In medium heat cook ground beef and season with spices ingredients.salt,pepper,garlic,nutmeg,
cardamom and peri-peri or red pepper flakes, cook until brown / welldone
add cold mashed potato,stir and mix until combine, set aside

Meanwhile
make egg wash,whisk 2 eggs  with little bit cold water and set panko bread crumb on the large plate/ container

make roun…

Peanut butter and jam macarons

If you like peanut butter and jam sandwich ,you must try this peanut butter and jam macaron version, filled with raspberry jam mixed with nutella.









Ingredients :
- 1/4 cup unsalted roasted peanut
- 1 cup powder sugar
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 egg whites,at room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup granulate sugar

filling :
- 1/4 cup raspberry jam
- 3 Tablespoon nutella
( mix well together )


Directions :

- Line two cookies sheet with parchment paper, place peanut into food processor,process until finely ground.
add powdered sugar,almond flour,pulse into fine powder, Sift mixture into medium bowl,discard large pieces

- beat egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until foamy,beat in vanilla,Gradually add granulated sugar,beating at high speed 2-3 minutes until mixture foam stiff,shiny peaks, scrapping bowl occasionally

- add half of flour mixture to egg whites stir with spatula to combine ( about 12 strokes) repeat with remaining flour mixture make about 15 str…

Tiramisu pancake

I like to create the dish from the scratch,but sometime I use store bought and be creative with it, I heard about tiramisu pancake in IHOP it's really good, but I don't have a chance to try yet, so I made quick and easy tiramisu pancake with store bought  Krusteaz buttermilk pancake and waffle mix with  basic tiramisu ingredients in it.










You will need any store bought pancakes mix,follow the intruction on the package,add water or milk for this krusteaz buttermilk pancakes waffle mix just add water is good fluffy.

Ingredients for pancakes; serve for 2
- 1 cup krusteaz buttermilk pancake
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon coffee extract

- 2 Tbsp mascarpone cheese

- 1/4 cups maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon coffee extract
- powder sugar

Directions:

whisk pancake mix with coffee extract and cocoa powder until well mixed, heat a griddle pan on 350 F cook until bubble and flip it, it take about 2 minutes or so, make about 5-6 pancakes.

Instead of butter spread pancak…

French green beans salad with sun dried tomato dressing

Fresh and colorful salad with simple sun dried tomato dressing, great for side dish, lunch or light dinner.





Ingredients:
- 1 lb french green beans
- 1 lb asparagus/ cut and trim
- 2 cans garbanzo beans / chick peas
- 3 heirloom tomato

Dressing ingredients:
- 1 lemon juice and zest
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp sun dried tomato oil
- 2 clove garlic
- 1/2 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tbsp sun dried tomato in oil/ chopped

Direction :
Bring water into boil, cook french green beans and asparagus in boiling water for about three minutes or  until soft ,transfer into ice water, drain and transfer into large mixing bowl,add garbanzo beans and wedge heirloom tomato,
Meanwhile, whisk all dressing ingredients until combine and pour into green beans mixture, ready to serve !



Cassava pudding

First of all thank you to Indonesian food blogger for invite me to this  Idfb challenge #12, Heavenly blush for sponsor and Omar Niode Foundation for the challenge idea, and to all Indonesian student who involved with innovation of Singkong day and anyone who involved and manage this "singkong-yogurt" challenge.



Cassava and Yogurt  two Ingredients that seem not work well together and I never had experiment with. I try to created  the first dish in baking technique but it's not work out. Then I try again with other technique"boiling and puree" and come up with this dessert cassava pudding, Cassava puree mixed with cream and yogurt add nutella for sweetness, I skip the egg on the list ingredients because starch consistency from cassava , I need only five ingredients.







Ingredients;
- 1 pound fresh/frozen casava
- 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup nutella
- 11/2 Tablespoon white honey

Directions :
If use fresh cassava,Peel the skin,cut into big …

Banana almond biscoff smoothie

I add a tablespoon biscoff for a sweetness in this thick banana almond  biscoff smoothie, Use frozen or fresh banana with ice,  Next time I will try to make this smoothie with nutella it's sound good :)






Ingredients :
- 1 frozen banana/ slice
- 1/4 cup roasted  slice almond
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon biscoff spread
- 1/2 cup ice if use fresh banana

( Blender all ingredients together until smooth and ready to serve immediately )

Heirloom tomato egg sandwich

This tomato sandwich inspired by fellow blogger Elisabeth's blog  Food and thrift.
I need to use up fresh heirloom tomato and asparagus from the garden, still growing right now,probably just another month.
Use bagel or slice bread and spread with wasabi mayonaise or habanero mango aioli.











You will need ;
- 1 bagel or two slice bread
- 1 egg
- 3 stalk asparagus
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 heirloom tomato
- lettuce ( optional )
- 1 Tablespoon wasabi mayonnaise or
- habanero mango aioli
- 1 Tbsp frigo shaved parmesan cheese

On a flat pan heat butter and spread around the pan, cook an egg and toast asparagus and bagel in the same pan at same time,
Spread wasabi mayonnaise on a toasted bagel,add lettuce,slices heirloom tomato, fried egg,asparagus and topping with shaved parmesan cheese. microwave in ten second until cheese slightly melted.

Seared mahi-mahi with mango coconut glaze

My friend gave me this mango coconut sauce Spice exchange product,I have to use up before too long in the pantry and recently I just bought this stonewall kitchen seafood rub, I use both ingredients for seared mahi-mahi to serve along with wasabi mashed potato and sauteed Asian napa cabbage and carrot.


Ingredients: - 2  6-8 oz mahi-mahi fillets - pinch of salt and pepper - 1 Tbsp Maine seafood rub/stonewall  kitchen product - 1 Tbsp olive oil - 2 Tbsp mango and coconut sauce
preparation : pat and dry mahi-mahi fillets sprinkle with salt and pepper both side rub with Maine seafood rub both side Heat  olive oil in skillet cook in medium heat,brush with mango coconut glaze both side until well done,its about 4-5 minutes each side



SAUTEED SESAME GINGER NAPA CABBAGE AND CARROT


Ingredients :
- 2 lbs napa cabbage/ rough chop/thin slice
- 1 large carrot/ shred
- 1 clove garlic/chop
- 1 shallot/chop
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1/2 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- salt and pap…

wasabi mashed potato

Before I went on vacation  two weeks ago, I have about 3 pound potato and I'm glad it's still good when I get back I don't like to waste the foods, So I use them right away, I made wasabi mashed potato to serve with seared mahi-mahi glazed with mango coconut sauce and sauteed napa cabbage and carrot,They are perfect together as a dinner meal.


Ingredients :
- 8 potato / 3 pound
- 2 Tablespoon wasabi mayonnaise ( 1/2 Tbsp wasabi mix with 1 1/2 Tbsp mayonnaise )
- 2 Tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- pinch of salt and pepper

Direction :
Peel potato, cut in cube, steam or boil potato until soft/cooked
If boiled drain the boiling water, transfer into large bowl, add butter,wasabi mayonnaise sour cream and pinch of salt and pepper
mash potato with potato masher and stir until all ingredients combine.
ready to serve hot/warm.

I serve with seared mahi-mahi and sauteed sesame ginger  napa cabbage ,those two recipe will be in the next blog post soon .




Espresso dulche de leche iced coffee

When I saw this jar of espresso dulche de leche at stonewall kitchen store  in Maine, I didn't think twice just grab it and put in the basket, and my mind was thinking caramel ice coffee with espresso dulche de leche.











Ingredients :
- Fresh hot brewed coffee or cold coffee
- Ice cube
- 2 Tbsp espresso dulche de leche
- creamer or half and half

( If use cold coffee,heat-up in microwave about a minute or so, add espresso dulche de leche,stir until melted add ice cube and creamer or half and half  and ready to serve )