Friday, September 9, 2011

Blogcritics Article & My 3 Favorite Dishes

More hilarity and hi jinks today...

I wrote a piece for BC last week about sustainable coho salmon.  Here's the dish.  If you'd like to check it out and get the recipe, click on the linkage below...

Sustainable Coho Salmon, It's What's For Lunch

Another friend tagged me in a blogger game thingy.  This one is called My 3 Favorite Dishes.

Karen from Gourmet Food, whose blog aptly describes the food she produces, recently posted her 3 Favorite Dishes.  Stop by and check them out.  While there become a regular reader of her blog, you will not be sorry.

The "rules", which for me are just rough guidelines, are to
  • Post 3 of your favorite dishes
  • Tag 5 people to do the same

Simple enough.

Although, having just posted my 7 Links Challenge, it would stand to reason that probably three of my favorite dishes are there.  Piece of cake, Laz, just repost them.  Universe knows I am a busy dude!

No chance.

I could not do that to you, valued friends, for two reasons...
  • I have so many fantastic dishes to choose from.
  • I love looking at them.  Again & Again & Again.

My 3 Favorite Dishes, That Aren't On My 7 Links Challenge

Honestly, I really have no clue where my lil bro' gets this strange propensity for incredibly long-winded tiltes and bloated sense of self importance.

1. Ropa Vieja con Risoni - My upscale version of a Cuban classic.  Grandma taught me to make it; I took it to another level.

2. Raspberry Risotto with Prawns & Rum Soaked Raspberries - I was challenged to make a creative dish with raspberries.  Could have made a dessert or custard.  Could have made some sort of muffin.  But I love to push myself.  Very happy with the result.

3. Fire & Ice Burger - Organic grass-fed beef rib eye, Florida Spiny lobster tail meat, pickled red chilies & sweet ripe plantains fried in DUCK FAT.  'Nuff said.

But wait.  You really didn't think I was just gonna post 3?  Did you?!

4. Le Fe & Le Fe French Toast - Here's two for one.  La Fe was an original libation creation of mine. With hints of banana, chocolate, citrus, and a lovely caramelized banana garnish it was a winner for all who tasted it during the summer party scene.

Then, for my lovely wife, I turned it into a French toast breakfast.  Vanilla infused custard French toast with La Fe Bananas & Pop Rocks.

In breaking with tradition, what a shocker, I will not nominated anyone.

Any food blogger who reads this and wants to play the game can go ahead and play it.

That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!


  1. I'd forgotten about that ropa vieja... made another version once and did a very bad job... it was gruesome... need to give it another go with your recipe... it just looks so perfect!!!

  2. You chose lovely dishes.Lucky for your wife;) I love salmon best:)

  3. How funny, so many, so not on my table!

    I have to try and make a flavored 'out of the ordinary' risotto! Love that raspberry!

  4. The salmon looks so yummy I wanna taste it, the foods are very lovely it makes me crave

    Zero Dramas

  5. They are all fantastic to be sure! I found your ropa vieja to be especially lovely. And loved the article on blogcritics, excellent as always :)

  6. I wish I could taste your Ropa Vieja, love the contrasts in your Fire & Ice, can deal with the 3 rules of drinking La Fe ;) Heck these are all amazing! Just one question - what's a pop rock?

  7. I can't believe you used pop rocks. You always shock me. Will look intoyour BC article and check out Karen.

  8. I read your article earlier from your link on FB. Enjoyed it very much as well as your round-up of fav dishes.

  9. All amazing dishes. The Ropa Vieja con Risoni looks my favourite though :)

  10. You are such a good sport, Lazaro. Keeping up with the blogger games but not insisting we do the same. I am such a ditz I could never narrow down my favorite recipes to 3, or even 4. I'm too old and have too many favorites. :)
    Lucky wife to be sipping on that divine drink and your French toast. And I must make that raspberry risotto.

  11. All of these are incredible visual treats!! Must be as delicious as they look:)

  12. Oh my! What a list of dishes, each one just as good as the other. Incredible talent. I am gobsmacked with that raspberry risotto. For a dessert looks stunning but then I saw the chive and seafood. I need to check out these links! Chapeau, Chef!

  13. Fab choices! My favorite would have to be the risotto dish - great stuff. Thanks for participating! :-)

  14. Surprise surprise, I love 4 out of the 5 things you've posted here. Come on, I can't love everything you make (or can I? ;)). And I know how you'd rather hear the truth than a bunch of rambling poop. Great choices with your 3 but 5 fave links! Keep breaking the rules my friend, cause you know how to do it with style.

  15. Wow! How did I miss your raspberry risotto dish? Stunning photos. I also love ropa vieja but never tried making it. I think it's about time ;)

  16. Stopped by after we met up on twitter. I feel so outclassed here. Your creations are a work of art. It's just amazing me how gorgeous your food is. I love the pictures. Wonderful blog, so glad I stopped by. Am now a loyal follower. Have a wonderful weekend.

  17. All of these are incredible visual treats!!


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