July 2, 2009

Quick and Easy Garlic Bread

Here's a quick and easy garlic bread recipe. It's a perfect accompaniment to any soup, salad, pasta or when you want to soak up some delicious sauce!

1 baguette
4 tablespoon softened unsalted butter
2 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Slice baquette horizontally and then half to create 4 pieces of bread. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Mix butter, garlic and oregano. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread mixture on top of bread.

Bake in oven for about 30 minutes or when garlic starts to brown.

July 1, 2009

Tequila Mussels

What to do with leftover tequila? If you're not the kind that do tequila shots, try this mussels recipe.

2 lbs. New Zealand greenshell mussels
1 cup tequila
1 can diced tomato (14.5 oz.)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro (more if you prefer)
2 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon oil
Lime juice (from 1 lime)
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil and butter in a pan or wok. Add in chopped garlic and cook till garlic is softened. Add in tomato, tequila and mussels.

Cook covered for 5 minutes, then uncovered for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off heat. Add in cilantro and lime juice. Mix well and serve hot with bread, garlic bread or my Quick and Easy Garlic Bread.