Sunday, January 27, 2008

Happy New Years- Spain Style!

Happy New Years blog readers!

Ok, so yeah, New Years has long come and gone. It's a time for resolutions- should one of mine be to post my recipes in a timely manner? Probably- too bad I don't do resolutions!

We had a fantastic New Years Eve here in Maine. My co-blogger Dianna Lee and her new husband came up from Boston for a night of delicious food, fun games, and good company. The best is that they stayed over, so there was no curfew or restrictions. We opted for a Spanish feast theme. Sangria, ceviche, Spanish almonds, and paella... delicioso!

We started the evening with the almonds, ceviche and sangria.


Sangria
From all sorts of places- and I don't really remember the exact quantities now- but here goes nothing!

  • 4 C. Red Wine- a big jug o' the cheap stuff!
  • 1/2 C. Triple Sec
  • 1/4 C. Plain Rum
  • 1/2 C. Orange Juice
  • 1/4 C. Maraschino Cherries, with liquid
  • 1 Orange, Sliced
  • 1 Lime, Sliced and Squeezed
  • Lemon flavored Seltzer

  1. Mix together the wine, liquors, OJ, and fruits in a large pitcher. Chill for at least 8 hours.
  2. Add ice before serving. Pour into goblets, leaving room to top off with seltzer to the top.




Ceviche
  • 8 Large Scallops
  • 10 Raw Shrimp
  • 3+ Large Limes
  • 1 Avocado, chopped
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 Cilantro, chopped

  1. Place the seafood in a small bowl. Juice the limes over the seafood. You'll need enough juice to cover he shellfish. Cover with saran wrap and leave in the fridge overnight. The acid in the lime juice will cook the scallops and shrimp.
  2. The next day, remove the seafood and rinse in a colander.
  3. Mix together the fish, avocado, tomato and cilantro. Serve in clear bowls with a nice red wine.

5 comments:

MrsPresley said...

i love sangria! happy belated new years :)

Erika said...

Happy New Years to you too MrsPresley!

Kate said...

Sangria and paella are one of my favorite combinations - yum!

Cara said...

I love sangria!And I'd love to try making ceviche, thanks for the reminder :) happy new year!

Julie said...

I love ceviche it's so easy and delicious.