Friday, January 29, 2010

Aloha Dinner #2

After playing hard with us in the Pacific Ocean, our French trained personal chef (and our local connection) went home to prepare Aloha Dinner #2. We were, after all, on vacation.

Aloha Dinner #2
Korean Beef Barbecue (Bulgogi)
Orange Macadamia Nut Rice
Mixed Local Salad Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Citrus Papaya Sauce over Tropical Dreams Ice Cream

The Balsamic Vinaigrette is Marcella's adaptation from a recipe she learned in cooking school. She has graciously shared it with us.

2 T balsamic vinegar

1 T water (sometimes she doesn't add this)

1/2 t salt

freshly ground black pepper

1 t Dijon mustard

2 T olive oil

1 T finely chopped shallot

1 minced garlic clove

1 t dried herbs: oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary or whatever

Put vinegar and water in small bowl. Whisk in the salt, pepper and mustard. Add the shallots, garlic and herbs and whisk. Add the olive oil and whisk until smooth.


Marilyn Miller said...

This recipe I will surely try. I keep wanting a good dressing recipe like this one sounds. Thanks!

marthae said...

So many memories of past Hawaii vacations are surfacing as you share this vacation! Thank you! I must say that I think your hiring a personal chef is pure genius!

*Ulrike* said...

I will definitely try that receipe. I'm always on the lookout for good ones! Sounds like you are having a great time!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant, simply brilliant...Marcella--an amazing chef
and what a grande way to end the day.