Appetizer

Mexican Style Ceviche

Mexican style Ceviche
Don’t you dare to go through the summer with out trying this refreshing Mexican Style Ceviche recipe by Chef Michelle Bernstein. It’s simple, healthy and delicious!

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Cuisine: Latin
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 5

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh white fish like snapper, grouper or corvina
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • ½ Serrano pepper, sliced thin with a mandolin
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cloves of garlic, sliced paper thin with a mandolin
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, cut into julienne strips
  • ¼ red onion, julienne fine
  • ¼ cup cilantro with stems, rough chopped
  • 2 avocados, peeled and diced
  • *Serve with tortilla chips

Preparation
  1. Cut the fish in ¼ – ½ inch pieces and place in a medium size bowl. Add the salt and mix. Add the lime juice and Serrano pepper into the fish, place in a cooler.
  2. Heat the oil in a sauté pan on medium heat, add the garlic shaking the pan until golden brown, immediately remove the garlic from the pan onto a paper towel and allow the garlic and oil to cool to room temperature.
  3. Remove the ceviche from the cooler. Mix in the tomato, onion, cilantro, 1 tablespoon of the cooled oil and the garlic chips. Season to taste with salt if necessary. Top with diced avocado and serve with tortilla chips.

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Bacon-wrapped Shrimp in Cheesy Chipotle Dip

Bacon-wrapped Shrimp in Cheesy Chipotle Dip
Use your IMUSA lava rock molcajete to impress your guests with this delicious appetizer! Shrimp, Bacon and Cheese!?? You cant get better than that! Enough said, start prepping!

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Serves: 5

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Ingredients
  • 12-14 extra large shrimp, tail on, peeled and deveined
  • 6-7 slices of thin bacon
  • 1 C. petite diced canned tomatoes, well drained
  • 1 C. Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 C. Monterey Jack Cheese
  • ½ small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 Tblsp. cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 Tblsp. of adobo sauce from canned chipotle peppers

Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Dry shrimp with paper towel and cut each slice of bacon in half. Wrap each shrimp tightly with a half slice of bacon. Hang shrimp over the edge of your IMUSA molcajete, tail side out.
  3. Place drained tomatoes in a medium bowl and mix with the rest of the ingredients. Spoon in the center of the molcajete.
  4. Place molcajete in the center of a sturdy baking sheet and put inside the oven. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until bacon is browned and crisp and cheese is bubbly.
  5. Remove and serve with warm with baguette slices or crisp tortillas. The molcajete will be extremely hot.

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Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Fondue

Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Fondue
You can’t go far in Mexican cuisine without finding a chocolate dish with chili powder and cinnamon. The combination of spicy and sweet is a flavorful twist to chocolate fondue!

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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Appetizer

Ingredients
  • heavy cream ½ cup
  • vanilla extract ½ teaspoon
  • ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon
  • mild chili powder ¾ teaspoon
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips ½ cup
  • Fruits like apples, pears, and bananas, cut in bite size pieces
  • Marshmallows
  • Cubed pound cake
  • Skewers for dipping

Preparation
  1. In your IMUSA mini saucepan add first four ingredients and place under medium heat.
  2. Stir with a small wooden spoon or soft spatula until dissolved and heavy cream is steaming.
  3. Place chocolate chips in a small bowl and add hot heavy cream.
  4. Allow to sit for 30 seconds.
  5. Whisk heavy cream and chocolate until completely melted and the fondue is thick and velvety.
  6. Pour chocolate back in IMUSA mini saucepan.
  7. Place saucepan on low heat until it begins to bubble and serve with fruits as well as marshmallows and cubed pound cake.