This is my recipe for a kiwi blueberry mojito in honor of the Seahawks; this 12th Man cocktail is made with fresh kiwis, blueberries, lime, mint leaves, sparkling water and rum. Super Bowl fever has overtaken the Seattle area, this is the first time I’ve experienced living in a city that has an American football team playing the Super Bowl. I’ve been a “futbol” (soccer) fan ever since I can remember and am the typical screaming their head off yelling “gooooooooooooooooooooool” (or “arbitro vendido, pito regalado”) soccer fan. The current sentiment in Seattle reminds me so much of the first time that Ecuador ever classified to the World Cup. There’s this excitement in the air, everyone is wearing green and blue, it’s almost more exciting than Christmas! Of course, there are some differences, people aren’t driving around honking their horns (as we do in Ecuador when our team wins or classifies), and I don’t ever remember experiencing a major Skittles shortage in Ecuador.
This recipe for grilled salmon with avocado salsa is so easy to make and a guaranteed crowd (and family) pleaser. The fish is seasoned with coriander, cumin, paprika, onion powder and pepper, and topped with avocado salsa. Summer seems to finally be here, which means spending a lot of time outside: in the water, playing in the backyard with the kids, grilling outside and having lunch or dinner on the patio. Of course there is also a sort of nice laziness associated with summer, you want meals to be easy and quick to prepare, but also refreshing and filling.
This grilled salmon is seasoned with a homemade seasoning mix of ground coriander, cumin, paprika and onion powder to give it a nice spicy flavor. It’s grilled perfectly and then topped with a salsa made with avocado, onion, mild hot peppers, cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil. Salmon and avocado are one of those perfect matches; whoever was the first person to put these two together was a genius. The salmon and the avocado both have that creaminess melt in your mouth feeling, while the lime, onion, hot pepper and cilantro add a great contrast of tangy flavor. [read more]