Welcome to Winning Recipe Saturday
In July I was fortunate to win the Magic Bullet Recipe Giveaway on my friend Natasha's classy blog 5 Star Foodie Culinary Adventures. The Magic Bullet is a convenient and compact food processor. Right now, The Lawyer is monopolizing it to make her smoothies. Thanks to the fine people at Magic Bullet for selecting my recipe and of course to our host, the 5 Star Foodie herself.
Florida clams thrive in our nutrient rich waters. They are prized for their firmly textured, moist, and extra lean meat. Florida clams are available year round and a great sustainable seafood. Clams should be scrubbed and cleaned thoroughly before cooking. You'll also need a clam knife. Maybe another day I'll post a tutorial on shucking clams, because the Lawyer is not home and there is nobody here to take the pics. Clams overcook very quickly so please PAY ATTENTION to your cooking times.
This dish is sure to make you a complete superstar at your next dinner party. The clams are lightly coated in a flavorful breading, then QUICKLY fried in peanut oil, and plated on a bed of avocado, mango, red onion, and cucumber. Finished with a delightful cilantro mayo.
Cuban Clam Fritters
1 Organic egg
4 tbs Mineral Water
1 cup Galleta Molida – Cuban cracker meal
1 tsp Smoked Pimenton
1 tsp Fennel Pollen
1 tsp Chervil
1 tsp Marjoram
16 Clams – shucked & well drained
Avocado - small dice
Cucumber - small dice
Mango - small dice
Red Onion - small dice
Vinagre de Jerez
Whisk the egg and water in a glass bowl to combine. Combine the galleta molida, smoked pimenton, fennel pollen, chervil, and marjoram in a Magic Bullet. Process to a finely medium consistency. Transfer to a plate.
Dip the clams in the egg mixture and then the seasoned galleta molida. Shake off excess. Heat the peanut oil in a heavy bottom pan to 350 F. Drop the clams into the oil and cook for 1 minute. DO NOT OVERCOOK. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
Make a bed of cucumber, avocado, mango, and red onion. Lightly dress with Sherry Vinaigrette. Lay the clams and garnish with Cilantro mayo.
1 small shallot – chopped
1 garlic clove – chopped
3 tbs fresh Meyer lemon juice
1 cup fresh cilantro – stems & leaves
½ cup olive oil mayo
1 organic egg yolk
Put the shallot, garlic, lime juice, and cilantro in the Magic Bullet. Pulse to make a paste. Add the mayo and egg yolk. Process to make a smooth sauce. Season with sea salt.
If you want to go next level, then serve this beauty.
Florida Clams Po-Boy on Cuban Bread
That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!