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Baked “Egg” Avocado|Tomato Citrus Salad

Serves: 2-4 Total Time: 35 minutes INGREDIENTS: 1 Lg. Hass Avocado (Cut in Half, pit removed) 4 oz. Pancetta (See method below) 1 Roma tomato (Thinly Sliced) ¼ Medium Red Onion (Thinly Sliced) 2 eggs (At room temperature) 1 Tbsp. Cilantro (Minced) Kosher Salt (To Taste) Cracked Black Pepper (To Taste) 1 tbsp. Olive Oil 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice   METHOD: Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Pre-heat sauté pan, Add pancetta and cook on high for 2 minutes. Turn the heat to medium and cook until crisp. Tilt the pan to let the rendered fat run away from the pancetta and remove with spoon. Reserve rendered fat for another day. Set pancetta aside. Crack the eggs into 2 separate bowls without breaking the yolk. Set aside. Pour 2 small mounds of kosher salt onto a tray for baking. Place the two halves of avocado round side down. Add 1 egg to each of the avocados, this part has to be done with love. A trick is to take a tablespoon and scoop out the yolk, place it in the hole than add egg whites. Note: Not all the egg whites are going to fit in the whole. On to the easy part, place in the oven at 400°F for 25 minutes. In a bowl add lemon juice, olive oil, season...

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Sopa de Calabaza (Pumpkin and butternut squash soup)

Serves: 4-6 people Total Time: 40 min INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion (diced) 1 roasted poblano pepper (diced) 1 lb peeled pumpkin (diced) 1 lb peeled butternut squash (diced) 8 cups of chicken stock 1 tbsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 dash of cumin (3 spice perfecta) 6 Small Carnival Pumpkins Nutmeg cream topping Dash of nutmeg ½ cup heavy cream Dash of salt 2 tsp of sugar METHOD: In a heavy sauce pan, sauté olive oil and diced onions until translucent. Remember to lightly season with the 3 spice perfecta. Add poblano peppers, pumpkin, and butternut squash. At this point, lightly season and mix ingredients together to let them “meet and greet” and to develop the “sabor” (flavor). Once both the pumpkin and butternut squash are fork tender, place them (in batches) in food processor. Add some stock to help puree smoother. Once you a have a good smooth pure, pour in pan along with the remaining stock and turn oven to a low-med heat. Simmer for 10-15 min. Carnival Pumpkin Bowls: (Pre-heat oven 350*) Slice of the tip of the pumpkin, revealing the center and scoop out all seeds. This is where you take your paring knife and carve out some of the flesh to from a bowl. Careful not to go to deep, we don’t want to puncture...

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Pejesapo “Monkfish” Ceviche

Serves: 2 Total Time: 55 minutes Ingredients: 1 Filet of Monkfish (Cleaned, Sliced at a bias) 2 tbsp. Fresh Shredded Coconut 3 Limes (Juiced) 1 tbsp. Lime Zest 1 Jalapeño (fire roasted, diced) 1 tbsp. Red Pepper (Diced) 1 tbsp. Fresh Ginger (Zested) 1 cup. Fresh Cilantro (Minced) 1 tsp. Soy Sauce 1 tsp. Fennel Seed ½ Cup. Coconut Milk ½ Medium Spanish Onion (Diced) 1 tsp. Curry Powder Sea Salt (to taste) Cracked Black Pepper (to taste) Method: Method in a bowl add monkfish, shredded coconut, coconut milk, lime juice, lime zest, ginger, cilantro, soy sauce, jalapeño, salt to taste, pepper to taste, fennel, coconut milk, onion, and curry. Mix well, tightly seal the bowl, and refrigerate for 40 minutes before eating. Before plating mix once more....

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