Monday, October 25, 2021

It’s picnic and barbeque time




Chef Anne Feinman

Labor Day weekend is upon us and it’s the perfect time of year for a family barbeque. I have so many wonderful recipes that it is hard to narrow it down! So here are two favorite fun dishes that are full of flavor and color.

Chef Annie’s standard words of wisdom. “It must be pretty and colorful!” We eat with our eyes first, so presentation is everything, before the very first bite. I love to blend multi colored peppers, instead of a traditional green bell pepper. It is a must that a fruit bowl has all the colors of the rainbow…blueberries, strawberries, honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon, etc. All salads enjoy a colorful and well displayed amount of textures and flavors. Don’t be shy about trying new flavors blended together.

Shrimp Chorizo Kabobs 

(serves 8) 

• 16 kabob sticks (soaked in water overnight.)

• 32 shrimp size 21-25.

• 12 oz. of finely chopped mixed peppers.

• 1/4 cup cognac.

• 2 tbsp. finely chopped garlic.

• 2 lbs. chorizo sliced about 1/4 in diameter.

Skewer Shrimp around chorizo, with four on a kabob stick. Blend peppers, garlic and cognac and marinate kabobs overnight. Grill 2 minutes each side.

BLT Pasta Salad 

(serves 8-12) 

• 1 lb. of pasta (elbow, farfalle, rigatoni, etc.)

• 1 cup Hellman’s Mayonnaise (only the best here.)

• 12 oz. Arugula.

• 2 medium tomatoes diced.

• 1 cup chopped cooked bacon.

• 1 tsp. minced garlic.

• 1/4 cup sour cream.

• Salt and pepper to taste.

Cook and drain pasta, add ingredients and stir together. Ready to enjoy!

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend…enjoy the beach, your boat or lounge around poolside! School has started, fall is upon us and then season is around the corner. Join us soon at Mangos Dockside Bistro, and enjoy all your amazing favorites, either for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Sushi.

Stay safe and healthy! 

Chef Annie and daughter Lauren began their journey together at The Chefs Express in Olde Marco in 2004. After 6 years of developing strong customer relations and a solid name in the restaurant and catering business, they have moved to the forefront of Marco Islands’ service business at The Esplanade. The new venue called for a new name…thus Mangos Dockside Bistro at The Esplanade. Our family invites you to experience the best food, the best views, the best drinks…with THE MOST FUN! 

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