Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tasty Tuesday

First off, thanks to my two friends who commented on my last post and gave me some good ideas for new authors to try! I'm looking forward to trying them.

Well, when I woke up this morning, the sky was absolutely crystal-clear blue with not a cloud to be seen anywhere......now, it's gray and white and cloudy.  I'm waiting for summer!

So I have another recipe for you.  It's kind of a weird one, but it's one of my favorite things to eat, and it's summery, and I'm in the mood for summer!!  I first tasted it at a Mexican restaurant here in town and I think I ate three servings! They serve it with chips and salsa and a small plate of homemade beans.  Here it is!

Cabbage Escabeche

1 head cabbage
4 Roma tomatoes
1 bunch cilantro
1 sweet onion
2 carrots, grated
Juice from 2 lemons, or about 1/2 C lemon in a bottle
Juice from 4 limes
Salt and pepper to taste

Shred or slice cabbage in a large bowl.  Chop tomatoes and onions and add to bowl.  Chop cilantro and add to bowl.  I acually use scissors to snip my cilantro directly into the bowl.  Shred carrot into bowl.  Toss like a salad and salt and pepper to taste.  Let this mixture sit while you juice the lemons and limes.  I've made this with store bought lemon juice AND fresh lemon juice, and in my opinion, there is just no comparison to juicing the lemons and limes yourself.  So just squeeze the lemons and limes into a bowl or glass, being careful to avoid the seeds, and if you do get a seed in there, fish it out.  Pour that juice over the cabbage mixture and mix well.  Let sit for 30 minutes so it can get really juicy.  Serve with warm tortilla chips and refried beans as a side to your Mexican fiesta.  YUM!!


Erin said...

This sounds so good and fresh--perfect for summer!

Jessica Heights said...

Mmmm that sounds delicious!