The Mexican lime tree we have out in the yard was pruned back pretty good last year and this year it appears to be making up for lost time. The amount of fruit it has been producing has been incredible. I give away a bag of 50 at least every week to friends and neighbors.
Hence the idea to make more lime recipes. It’s Memorial Day weekend and think some Cuban Mojito Shortbread Bars would be perfect for any party! Somebody’s got to do it, right?
So instead of just making a batch of lime bars I decided on a combination of a shortbread, with almond meal to enhance it and add a little crunch appeal. Next came the idea of a mojito inspired version. I had the mint, limes and no rum. So I ended up using some rum extract to complete the trio of main ingredients necessary for these Cuban Mojito Shortbread Bars! The drink did originate in Cuba after all. My thinking was I would pulverize the mint too, but in with the custard like topping. This worked perfectly.
The lime, mint and rum are simply a great combination.
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May 25th, 2015
The Mexican lime tree we have out in the yard was pruned back pretty good last year and this year it appears to be making up for lost time. The amount of fruit it has been producing has been incredible. I give away a bag of 50 at least every week to friends and neighbors. Hence the idea to make more lime recipes. It'... Read More
May 24th, 2015
Smoking adds so much to your BBQ experience and the varieties of woods and containers vary. My favorite woods are Alder, Cherry, Walnut and Hickory. The container that holds the soaked wood chips or pellets needs to restrict the air flow so the chips don't catch fire and burn up, hold the ash when burned and allow you to... Read More
May 22nd, 2015
This is one of those recipes that started in one direction and through my indecision, became this other dessert entirely. I mean I was going to macerate strawberries in balsamic vinegar with some slivered almonds on top for a little something after eating these amazing Teriyaki Glazed Grilled Salmon on Pineapple Planks ... Read More
May 20th, 2015
It's grilling time and my gas tanks are filled, the BBQs are fired up and ready for the Memorial Day Weekend! How about you? I have put together a collection here of some of my favorite BBQ Grilling posts as well as a few from friends so let's take a look and hopefully you can be the hit this year at your holiday coo... Read More
May 18th, 2015
These delectable blondies are the perfect comfort food sweet tooth fix. Filled with butterscotch, chocolate chips and little mini marshmallow bits you can't go wrong. Seriously these are a favorite go to for a bar type cookie. They are quick to make, start with a simple base and you can add whatever you like to them ... Read More
May 15th, 2015
This one isn't rocket science cooking, it's just damn good stuff. Grilled shrimp drizzled with a mango sriracha sauce. Who could resist? The other day I was making this Tropical Mango Matcha Panna Cotta and after a few mishaps with pineapple and gelatin decided to go the mango route instead. I had a few mangos left o... Read More
May 13th, 2015
Who says you can't have breakfast for dinner? I for one rather enjoy a great egg or waffle on the dinner menu and a big bowl of cereal with ice cold milk as a late night snack always hits the spot, too. But I had an idea with this leftover meatloaf... I am a big lover of meatloaf, whether it's Mexican Meatloaf or min... Read More
May 11th, 2015
For this wonderful salad from Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty More, I decided to add some langostino to the mix to make this more of a heartier meal than just a salad. And what a salad it is, regardless if you are not a grazer of the greens. This packs quite a punch in texture and flavors. Langostino to me are the result o... Read More
May 9th, 2015
Did you know that May is BBQ Month? I sure didn't and I am a big time griller and lover of the BBQ here at Keviniscooking. I was recently introduced to Man Crates who builds awesome gifts for men in custom wooden crates. They're even shipped with a crowbar to open! They asked what I'd want in a crate shipped to me if ... Read More
May 8th, 2015
The other night we met friends for dinner at a favorite Italian place in Little Italy called Monellos. For dessert I had the most delicious chocolate panna cotta. It was so rich, the texture was creamy and the simplicity of it made me want to recreate it at home for a dessert. I had always thought of panna cotta as a lo... Read More