ChefChel

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ChefChel

-Introduction-

Through every recipe I make, I share a personal connection with the food. I believe that cooking is intimate and is meant to bring people together. I aim to utilize locally sourced ingredients in each recipe to give the most difficult food a family familiar feel.


-Contents-

  • Sweet Kiwi Mango Lemonade
  • Mediterranean Cucumber Salad
  • Mixed Berry Pineapple Punch
  • Steamed Tomato & Basil Mussels
  • Summer Veggie Orzo Salad
  • Mild Spice Jerk Seasoning Blend
  • Jerk Shrimp with Pineapple-Cilantro Rice
  • Sweet & Spicy Mango Glazed Shirmp on Tostones with Avocado Crema and a Zesty Mango Salsa
  • Buttermilk-Brined Southwestern Spiced Chicken

Sweet Kiwi Mango Lemonade

Sweet Kiwi Mango Lemonade

Description: Hydrate your summer by making this 3-ingredient drink! Infused with freshly made kiwi syrup, mangoes and lemonade, this light and bright palate refresher offers the right balance between tart and sweet, making it the star at any summer function.

Skill Level: Easy

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Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes
Serves
1 to 20
Mediterranean Cucumber Salad

Mediterranean Cucumber Salad

Description: This colorful, bright mediterranean flavored dish is a quick an easy way to step up your mid-day brunch!

Skill Level: Easy

vegan vegetarian very healthy sustainable

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Prep Time
10 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes
Serves
4
Mixed Berry Pineapple Punch

Mixed Berry Pineapple Punch

Description: This bright summer mixed berry punch will be the highlight of any cookout! With refreshing key fruits like strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, the beautiful purple color will attract every guest!

Skill Level: Easy

dairy free very healthy sustainable

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Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes
Serves
20
Steamed Tomato & Basil Mussels

Steamed Tomato & Basil Mussels

Description: Steaming the mussels in a tomato based broth is very reminiscent of simple, Mediterranean flavors. With a little addition of fresh basil and garlic, the mussels soaked up the savory broth, creating a simple yet elegant appetizer.

Skill Level: Easy

very healthy

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Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes
Serves
8 to 20
Summer Veggie Orzo Salad

Summer Veggie Orzo Salad

Description: This vegetable orzo salad is a great way to showcase bright, in-season veggies! Upgrade your traditional salad with a rice-shaped pasta called orzo. With the help of a little homemade lemon dijon dressing, this chilled orzo veggie-packed salad is a quick and delicious way to brighten up your plate on those hot summer days.

Skill Level: Easy

vegetarian

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Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes
Serves
10
Mild Spice Jerk Seasoning Blend

Mild Spice Jerk Seasoning Blend

Description: For those who love the warm flavors of Jerk seasoning with a little less heat, this recipe is for you. This dry mild spice rub can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Jerk seasoning pairs well with products like shrimp, chicken or pork. It is also a great way to add creative flavors to veggies like cauliflower, roasted bell peppers or grilled corn!

Skill Level: Easy

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Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Serves
8 to 10
Jerk Shrimp with Pineapple-Cilantro Rice

Jerk Shrimp with Pineapple-Cilantro Rice

Description: A quick and flavorful weeknight meal! For those who are not a big fan of heat, this recipe is for you. By using my own jerk shrimp spice blend recipe, the mild but warm flavors of jerk spice on the first bite of shrimp will have your taste buds craving more.

Skill Level: Easy

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Prep Time
10 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
Serves
4 to 8
Sweet & Spicy Mango Glazed Shirmp on Tostones with Avocado Crema and a Zesty Mango Salsa

Sweet & Spicy Mango Glazed Shirmp on Tostones with Avocado Crema and a Zesty Mango Salsa

Description: The perfect upscale appetizer for any summer party made right in your kitchen. Crispy tostones (fried green plantains) topped with avocado crema, mango salsa and sweet & spicy shrimp. Trust me when I say, it doesn’t get better than this!

Skill Level: Intermediate

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Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Serves
1 to 4
Buttermilk-Brined Southwestern Spiced Chicken

Buttermilk-Brined Southwestern Spiced Chicken

Description: The flavor is all in the name! A warm southwestern spice rub finished with a tangy honey and cilantro glaze. There is no doubt that this dish will be a hit at the dinner table or at your next function.

Skill Level: Intermediate

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Prep Time
10 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes
Serves
1 to 8