Aug 21, 2014 @ 07:53 pm Marisa Sung
This recipe is from the French Culinary Institute. Bouillabaisse is Seafood Stew and it is quite delicious!
•12 to 16 (1/2-inch-thick) baguette slices
•3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
•1 garlic clove, halved
For the Seafood Stew:
•1 (1- to 1 1/4 -lb) live lobster
•2 large tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
•1 large onion, chopped
•4 garlic cloves, chopped
•1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
•1/3 cup finely chopped fennel fronds (sometimes called anise)
•1 1/2 California bay leaf
•1/4 teaspoon crumbled saffron threads
•1 1/2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
•1/2 teaspoon black pepper
•9 cups white fish stock (or store-bought)
•3 pounds white fish fillets (such as monkfish, turbot, red snapper, striped bass, porgy, grouper, and/or cod), cut into 2-inch pieces
•1/2 pound cockles or small hard-shelled clams, scrubbed
•1/2 pound cultivated mussels, scrubbed and any beards removed
•1/2 pound large shrimp in shells
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 250°F.
Arrange bread slices in 1 layer in a shallow baking pan and brush both sides with oil. Bake until crisp, about 30 minutes. Rub 1 side of each toast with a cut side of garlic.
Plunge lobster headfirst into a 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling water, then cook, covered, 2 minutes from time lobster enters water.
Transfer lobster with tongs to a colander and let stand until cool enough to handle.
Discard hot water in pot.
Put lobster in a shallow baking pan.
Twist off claws with knuckles from body, then crack claws with a mallet or rolling pin and separate claws from knuckles.
Halve body and tail lengthwise through shell with kitchen shears, then cut crosswise through shell into 2-inch pieces. Reserve lobster juices that accumulate in baking pan.
Cook tomatoes, onion, and garlic in oil in cleaned 6- to 8-quart pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
Stir tomatoes with fennel fronds, bay leaf, saffron, sea salt, and pepper.
Add stock and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, 8 to 10 minutes.
Add thicker pieces of fish to soup and simmer, covered, 2 minutes.
Stir in mussels, shrimp, lobster, including juices, and remaining fish and simmer, covered, until they are just cooked through and mussels open wide, about 5 minutes.
Stir 3 tablespoons broth from soup into rouille until blended.
Arrange 2 croutons in each of 6 to 8 deep soup bowls.
Carefully transfer fish and shellfish from soup to croutons with a slotted spoon
Ladle some broth with vegetables over seafood.
Top each serving with 1 teaspoon rouille and serve remainder on the side.
Aug 21, 2014 @ 07:17 pm Marisa Sung
Please do not send me more than one invite to your Facebook, LinkedIn, and other similar type social networking sites. I would prefer not to get any invites at all but Facebook and LinkedIn in particular, have a personality that mirrors Mark Suckerberg (Mr. Crude and Rude himself!) Remember his classy business card "I'm CEO Bitch" Enough is enough!! I can never understand that guy because he is either sweating or turning bright red on air or both! I am completely creeped out by the fact that I am being sent invites from people who I have left in the past for a reason. I do not want to re-establish relationships with these individuals. As it is I don't even have time for my own group of close knit friends and immediate family members! Most disturbing is the voyeuristic nature of those sites! If I am checking out airfare to Malaysia, I do not want Facebook to send me creepy emails like "We hear you are thinking about going on a vacation to Malaysia!" Between that and receiving between 25-neverending number of invite emails from the same individual(s)for Facebook and LinkedIn, I am completely fed up! I do not want Facebook to send me "A Drive By and Hi" What the hell is that?? How about a go away and die. I want to put a federal restraining order on both Suckerberg and LinkedIn!!! Am I the only one who finds this behavior horrific?? Please let me know and let's do something about this already. What are you waiting for?? Have a great day and I really hope this helps! :)
Another thing, It is none of your business who I know or who that person knows, etc. You will NEVER KNOW WHO I KNOW AND WHO THAT PERSON KNOWS AND SO ON AND SO ON . . . .
What you waiting for
Aug 21, 2014 @ 06:58 pm Marisa Sung
Corn & Black Bean Salsa
2 cups fresh corn kernels
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
6 tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 (15 oz. cans black beans, rinsed and drained)
Freshly cracked black pepper
Gluten free low fat organic tortilla chips
Preheat the broiler
Toss in 2 tbsp. of olive oil
Place on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet
Broil 8 inches away from heat for about 5 mins. or until golden brown and tender
Toss together the red onions, red bell peppers, cilantro, lime juice, 2 cups black beans, corn and remaining olive oil in a large bowl
Season to taste with salt and pepper
Serve with warm tortilla chips
Yield: 6 cups
Aug 21, 2014 @ 06:43 pm Marisa Sung
1 cup fat-free/no sugar added vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream
1 cup cold strong brewed coffee (like Starbucks Dark Roast)
1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1 packet of sugar substitute or 1 tsp. of raw honey or Agave
Place all ingredients in a food processor/blender, process till smooth
Place container in freezer
Freeze 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until top and sides of mixture are partially frozen
Scrape sides of container, process till smooth and frothy.
Garnish as desired and serve immediately
For Iced Mocha Cappuccino: Increase the amount of unsweetened cocoa powder to 1 tbsp. Proceed as above.
Do yourself a favor and invest in a personal blender to bring to the office. The starbucks line is not diabetic friendly and it is loaded with fat and calories!! :(
Calories 100, Total Fat <1g, Protein 6g, Carbohydrate 18g, Cholesterol <1mg, Sodium 72mg, Dietary Fiber 1g
Aug 21, 2014 @ 08:43 am Marisa Sung
Key Lime Cheesecake with Strawberries and Fresh Mint
12 whole low-fat graham crackers, crushed
2 tbsp. smart butter spread
2 pkg. reduced fat cream cheese
1 container of nonfat plain greek yogurt
2/3 cup raw Indian White Honey
1/4 cup of lime juice
1/3 cup of raw honey
2 tsp. lime peel
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups fresh strawberried , quartered
2 tbsp. finely chopped mint leaves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat a 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside
Place graham cracker pieces and smart butter in food processor/blender; pulse until course in texture
Gently press crumb mixture on bottom and up 1/2 inch side of pan
Bake 8-10 mins. or until lightly browned and cool completely on wire rack
Beat cream cheese, yogurt, honey, lime juice, lime peel and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer at high speed until smooth
Pour into cooled pie crust
Cover with plastic wrap and freeze 2 hours or refrigerate overnight
Combine strawberries, remaining honey and mint in medium bowl 30 mins. before serving; set aside
Just before serving, spoon strawberry mixture over cheesecake
Calories 165, Total Fat 5g, Protein 10g, Carbohydrate 14g, Cholesterol 16mg, Sodium 300mg, Dietary Fiber 2g
Key Lime Pie By Kenny Chesney
Aug 21, 2014 @ 08:16 am Marisa Sung
When your horse is on brink of a precipice it is too late to pull the reins.
Too Far Away
Aug 20, 2014 @ 11:41 pm sophiaabella
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Sherlyn Chopra!
The brunette beauty is the first-ever Indian model to pose for the pages of Playboy and the magazine is just now releasing images from the sultry shoot.
The Bollywood actress was understandably thrilled to be given the opportunity to be featured in the iconic publication, and gushed about being a part of the magazine's history.
"The experience of having shot for Playboy has been one of the most liberating ones that I've had so far," she said in a statement.
Aug 20, 2014 @ 07:00 pm Marisa Sung
•1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
•2 teaspoons plus 4 tablespoons raw Indian honey
•1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
•1/2 cup chilled mascarpone cheese*
•1/2 cup chilled light whipping cream
•1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
•3 1-pint baskets (about 24 ounces) strawberries, hulled, halved
Combine vinegar, 2 teaspoons honey, and lemon juice in heavy small saucepan.
Stir over medium heat until honey dissolves.
Boil until syrup is reduced to scant 1/4 cup, about 3 minutes. Transfer to small bowl; cool completely.
Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
Combine mascarpone, cream, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons honey in medium bowl. Whisk until thick soft peaks form. Cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.
Combine berries and remaining 2 tablespoons of honey in large bowl; drizzle with balsamic syrup and toss to blend. Let stand 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Divide berries and syrup among 6 goblets. Top with mascarpone mixture.
You can add crushed gluten free gingersnap cookies as a topping for the mascarpone
This dessert is great to serve at a dinner party; serve in martini glasses for show.
Aug 20, 2014 @ 06:48 pm Marisa Sung
4 skinned and boned chicken breasts
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. smart butter
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
3 chopped garlic cloves
1 1/2 tsp. Raw Indian White Honey
Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper
Melt smart butter with oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
Add chicken and cook 6-7 mins. on each side or until done
Remove chicken, keep warm
Add Chicken broth and next 4 ingredients to skillet; cook for 5 mins. or until slightly thickened; stirring to loosen particles from the bottom of the skillet
Serve Chicken with sauce
Serve with steamed broccoli with lemon and smart butter
The Chicken Dance
Aug 20, 2014 @ 12:06 pm nancylee
What? No trading 15 terrorist prisoners for James Foley? How disgusting! Why one citizen and not the other?