Isabel's Cantina Cookbook - San Diego Restaurant
Isabel's Cantina Cookbook includes recipes from Isabel Cruz's five West Coast restaurants, including her original San Diego location. Restaurant recipes have been collected from California's Coffee Cup in La Jolla, Isabel's Cantina and Seaside Cantina in San Diego, Dragonfly in Ashland and Isabel in Portland. You'll enjoy Isabel's signature Latin food with Asian accents.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 224 pages
Copyright: 2007. First edition
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Publishers
Author: Isabel Cruz
Description: When Isabel Cruz opened her first small restaurant in San Diego, she cooked what she loved to eat: simple Latin comfort food spiced with the Pacific Rim flavors she knew from her old Los Angeles neighborhood. Her trademark blend of Puerto Rican, Cuban, Mexican, Japanese, and Thai cooking allowed her to cut some of the calories and fat so often found in Latin food without ever sacrificing taste. Soon, the nutritious, flavorful, easy-to-prepare meals Isabel had cooked every night for her family took California by storm.
In Isabel's Cantina, she shares the deceptively simple recipes that make her five West Coast restaurants so popular, as well as many of her own personal favorites. By relying on the boldly flavored ingredients common to both Latin and Asian cuisines -- like mangoes, limes, chiles mint, ginger, coconut, and Cilantro -- Isabel's healthful dishes are never bland. She gets things going with starters such as Grilled Vegetable Salad with Sofrito Vinaigrette and Shrimp Bites Wrapped in Greens. There's Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Jalapefio-Ponzu Sauce, Green Chile Posole with Pork, and New York Strip Steak with Baked Plantain Fries. Gone are heavy refried beans and white rice, replaced by Chipotle White Beans and whole-grain Power Rice. In an invaluable chapter, Isabel reveals how to dress up any meal with healthy sauces and salsas, such as Papaya-Mango-Mint Salsa and Avocado Salsa Cruda. Desserts, drinks, and even brunch dishes round out her collection of recipes for every part of the day.
Blending fresh flavors with an eye for health, Isabel's signature Latin food with Asian accents is not only good for you but -- most important -- it's delicious.
Condition: Bookboards, interior pages and dust jacket are in very nice condition.
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