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Mango and Cucumber Chow

Mango Chow

Billed as Caribbean by Bon Appetit, this mango chow could go equally well with Indian, Thai, or other South/Southeast Asian cuisines. Sweet, spicy, salty, and sour -- delicious!

INGREDIENTS
1 small shallot, thinly sliced into rings
2 garlic cloves, finely grated
½ Scotch bonnet chile or habanero chile, thinly sliced crosswise, seeds removed if less heat is desired
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 ripe but firm mango, peeled, cut into ½-inch-thick spears
½ English hothouse cucumber

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Persimmon with Burrata

Persimmon with Burrata

2 ripe Fuyu persimmons (wide, tomato/pumpkin shaped)
3 tablespoons Roughly Chopped Toasted Hazelnuts or walnuts
2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
balsamic vinegar or pomegranate molasses, for drizzling, optional
Maldon sea salt or other flaky sea salt, for garnish
1 piece fresh burrata cheese

Thinly slice persimmon and distribute on a plate. Serve with burrata (or sliced fresh mozzarella), and nuts, pomegranite seeds sprinkled on top, lightly drizzle with olive oil.

Via http://saltandwind.com/recipes/417-persimmon-carpaccio-burrata-r...

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Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango

Mango Sticky Rice

While a perfectly ripe mango is delicious on its own, coconut sticky rice makes a marvelous pairing. The coconut sticky rice can also mask a less-than-perfect mango to make a delightful treat. Adapted from my favorite Thai food blog, She Simmers.

Serves 2-4

1/2 cup uncooked sticky rice, cooked
1/2 cup coconut milk, or whatever you have leftover in your can from whatever you made earlier
1/4 cup or less sugar, to taste

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Black Rice Salad with Mango and Peanuts

Black Rice with Mango Salad

This Bon Appetit rice salad was easy and delicious. It also could easily be made vegetarian (and is already gluten free) by omitting the fish sauce or replacing it with soy sauce. The fish sauce smell can be a bit off-putting on the first day, so if you're not a fan, just skip it.

Serves 2-4

1 orange
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoon fish sauce (optional)
1 cup black rice (preferably Lotus Foods Forbidden Rice)

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Indian Salad

Indian Salad

Every week, we include a "big salad night" on our menu. Depending on the cuisine we've selected, that can be easy or hard. For example, Asian week? That's easy - chinese chicken salad. Italian week? Try a caesar salad or (my personal favorite) panzanella salad.

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Empanadas

Empanadas

So, not really a true recipe, but pretty good and pretty easy. Maybe next time we'll get fancy and make our own empanada dough, but for the first try this turned out pretty good.

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Three Indian Chutneys

Indian Chutneys

These three sauces go great with naan, chana chat, and ragda patties.

Mint Chutney

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Jacques Bourguignon Chablis

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

A light, crisp white made from chardonnay grapes, but in a less oaked style. Citrus notes, without the buttery overtones.

http://www.cheapwinefinder.com/2011/06/2009-jacques-bourguignon-...

Novella Synergy (06)

Trader Joe's: 
Yes

Black cherry notes with hints of cedar and spices, fruit forward and sharp, opens up well. Pairs well with strong/game meats

Banana Ice Cream

Banana Ice Cream

A simple way to make a custard-like dish from frozen pieces of banana, plus optional nut-butter and honey: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/02/frozen-banana-ice-cre...

Ingredients
1 large, slightly over-ripe banana
1 teaspoon peanut butter
1 teaspoon honey

Peel banana. Slice it into about ten chunks. Freeze the chunks. Once frozen, put them in a food processor with peanut butter and honey. Puree until creamy, like soft serve ice cream, stopping the processor to scrape the sides when necessary.

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