Saturday, June 16, 2012

Caribbean Cooking Club

Emily hosted this month's cooking club, and we went TROPICAL with a Caribbean theme. Nancy started us out with delicious piña coladas. Cheers!

I made grilled shrimp with a garlicky Cuban mojo dipping sauce.

Look at those beautiful flowers!

Emily made plantain tostones with mango salsa!

And some refreshing limeade.

Mmm, islandy!

Valerie made fresh lump crabmeat and salmon cakes, topped with corn salsa and smoky chipotle aioli.This combination was SO great! It had an awesome kick and was just delicious.

Yumi made a big pot of oxtail stew!

With some coconut rice and beans.

The stew was rich and delicious.

Cocktail parasols can make any drink feel more tropical. Tropical glass of wine!

Tropical beer!

It was a lovely night.

Time for some fun and games!

We played Mad Gab, the game where you have to try and quickly sound out the seemingly random words on the card, which when put together make an actual phrase. It is hysterical.

We finally revived our appetites for dessert!! Summer made a duo of ice creams. Sweet potato ice cream with toasted homemade marshmallows, and a vanilla rum with coconut.

They were FREAKING AWESOME! I probably could have eaten all six bowls!!


I leave you with some video of our game of Mad Gab.

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