Appetizers
PICKLED CAULIFLOWER WITH GINGER + LIME

PICKLED CAULIFLOWER WITH GINGER + LIME

Achari means “pickled.” As with most pickled foods, this cauliflower dish helps to sharpen the edges of other, more comforting dishes at the table. It’s lip-smackingly delicious, and the flavor will improve over time, so it’s a good thing to make in advance. It works...

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Deep-Fried Cheese-Filled Polenta Balls

Deep-Fried Cheese-Filled Polenta Balls

Polenta is a wonderful grain dish to become familiar with because it is so quick to make, and it goes well with most vegetables and sauces. This is a sumptuous appetizer that is richly varied in texture, with a crispy coating on the outside, light and moist polenta...

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Pickled Ginger

Pickled Ginger

If you don’t have a mandoline, use a vegetable peeler to slice the ginger root as thinly as possible. Prep Time: 25 minutesMakes about 4 servings One 2-in (5-cm) length fresh ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced4 tablespoons salt1 cup (250 ml) Sushi Rice Dressing...

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Raspberry lemon spitzer

Raspberry lemon spitzer

PREP: 10 minutes | COOK: 0 minutes | YIELD: 2 x ¾-cup servings Avoid alcohol's unnecessary calories (and the fact that it lowers your ability to resist tempting holiday treats) by choosing this Clean cocktail instead. The addition of antioxidant-rich kombucha...

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Chilled Scallop And Lychee Martini

Chilled Scallop And Lychee Martini

In 2005, Emeril and I hosted a winemaker dinner and served it beneath the stars. Fabulous! This was the most popular starter. With its tropical influences, it really reflects the Floribbean-Latino heritage of Miami, as well as the diversity of our ingredients. (Local...

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