We met for our first post Harvey gathering at Mary's. Despite some drama at the entry gate we were in great spirits!
We started our evening with a Kentucky Storm cocktail that Mary "cleaned up the calories with diet ginger ale, regular bourbon and ginger syrup" and Mexican shrimp cocktail. Later with dinner we also enjoyed Amarula Cream Liqueur. Yum. It has been a traumatic month, don't judge.
Angelica prepared the appetizer and served it with tortilla chips. This was a really flavorful shrimp dip that tasted both like shrimp cocktail and salsa. You can use frozen shrimp to make it easy to throw together.
Tonya’s Mexican Citrus Salad with Avocado was both sweet and savory with many textures thanks to the jicama and citrus slices.
The Roasted Chili Lime Cod had tons of flavors from all the spices which crusted the fish. For our side dish, Mary threw together cilantro lime couscous. It was a nice cool contrast to the spicy fish. To prepare, mix lime juice and chopped cilantro with hot, cooked couscous. Simple and delicious.
I baked Hurricane Cake in honor of Hurricane Harvey. This cake will make you forget floods, refugees and even your name due to its richness. There is a bottom layer of nuts and coconut (but not for Tonya) then a moist chocolate cake with dollups of cream cheese and finished with chocolate syrup because WHY NOT. This is like German Chocolate upside down cake because the nuts and coconut (not for Tonya) are on the bottom and there is no need for icing. Easier and I think more delicious than German Chocolate cake.