June 2006 Newsletter

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Taste of the Nation Miami 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Drive
6 p.m. VIP Champagne Reception
7 p.m. Grand Opening

Chef Allen Susser invites you to an extraordinary evening of culinary delight as more than 35 of South Florida's finest chefs come together to help end childhood hunger. Enjoy gourmet food, hundreds of wines, and a live and silent auction featuring many unique items. For more information go to www.miamitaste.com.

Mango Recipe Contest
Chef Allen's Mad, Mad, Mad, World of Mangos Recipe Contest - Mangos Rule!

For millions of people around the world, the mango is a comfort food, one of those comestibles that nourishes body and soul. Mangos are magnificent for cooking. The fruit can absorb spice, heat and fire with no loss of character; yet can be icy and refreshing in a sorbet. Cooks should use the mangos characteristics to enhance dishes and strive for a balance of contrasting sweet and tart flavors. Star anise, coriander seed, clove, vanilla, turmeric, and cardamom all marry well with mango. Spicing the mango can be as simple as a salsa with garlic, cumin, chilies and cilantro.

The Contest Rules are easy:
Simply email your favorite mango recipe

> Send Your Recipe Here <

Last Day for entry: August 31st, 2006

Winners will be notified by email

Dinner for two at Chef Allen's restaurant
A signed copy of “The Great Mango Book”
A signed copy of “The Great Citrus Poster”
A gift certificate for your choice of 3 Chef Allen's sauces including his Mango Ketchup, Key Lime Mojo, Passion Fruit Mojo, Papaya Pineapple BBQ sauce, Tamarind Chili Spicy Grill Sauce Or Orange Chipotle Blasting Sauce.

Send Your Recipe

(No purchase necessary to enter or win)

Chef Allen's Father's Day Menu
Sunday, June 18, 2006

Exclusive Menu for Fathers ONLY

Bahamian Lobster and Crab Cake
Vanilla Bean Beurre Blanc and Tropical Chutney


Caesar Salad
French Bread Garlic Crouton, Reggiano Parmesan


Wood Grilled 20 oz Delmonico Steak
Cabernet Mashed Potato, Grilled Asparagus


Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Kit Kat Bar
Espresso Ice Cream

plus tax and gratuity

Dad's Flight

Single Malt Scotch
Ultra Premium Cabernet

Vintage Port

plus tax and gratuity

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Chef Allen Susser National Mango Board Spokesman

This past spring Chef Allen stepped out of the kitchen to tour the nation in promotion of the mango. Even though the mango is the world's most popular fruit many places in the United States are still in the dark when it comes to the versatility of cooking with mangos. As the National Mango Board spokesman Chef Allen visited New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, and Atlanta to delight the taste buds of many at cooking demonstrations and gourmet dinners at various fine-dining restaurants.
Visit http://www.mangoinfo.org/ for more information.

As mango trees across South Florida become heavy with ripening mangos now is the time to try this recipe for Roasted Shrimp and Mango Chatni.

Tropical Ag Fiesta at Fruit and Spice Park
Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m.

Chef Allen Susser will be conducting a cooking demonstration at the annual Tropical Ag Fiesta at Fruit and Spice Park on Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m. He will show participants how to make mouth-watering dishes featuring tropical fruits. Recipes include a refreshing Kumquat Mojito, Lychee Ceviche, and Roasted Shrimp and Mango Chutney. Exhibition of local agriculture featuring tropical fruit plants for sale. Sample fresh lychee and mango and enjoy a tour of the Park. Co-Sponsors: Fruit and Spice Park and Tropical Fruit Growers. 10 AM to 5 PM. Fee: $5. Children under 12 are ěfreeî. For more information visit www.fruitandspicepark.org.

Summer Artist
Lazaro Amaral

South Beach artist Lazaro Amaral was born in 1962 in Havana, Cuba. When he was three years old, his family joined the first wave of refugees from Fidel Castro's communist regime. One of Amaral's earliest memories was being rescued by the US Coast Guard from the turbulent Florida waters after his boat capsized. Settling in Miami, Amaral developed an early interest in drawing and painting. Amaral graduated with honors from the prestigious Parson's School of Design in New York. He is now an Artist-in-Residence and instructor at the Art Center South Florida on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Check out the artist's site at http://shallowbeach.tv/laz.

Recipe of the Month
Kumquat Mojito

The Mojito is the hottest and trendiest drink in town. Cool off this summer with Chef Allen's Kumquat Mojito.

Mojito Trivia This trend-setting cocktail got its origin in the cane fields of Cuba, where workers were given large barrels of sugarcane juice to drink after a hot day cutting sugarcane. Soon the workers began to spike the juice with rum and added yerba buena leafs (mint) and the mojito was born!

Ingredients to Serve 2

8 Large Kumquats, cut in coins, seeds removed
2 Teaspoons Sugar
6 Whole Mint leaves
1 large Lime, juiced
6 Oz Light rum
4 Handfuls Crushed ice
6 Oz Club soda
2 8 inch Sugar cane skewers

To prepare the Mojito: In a large glass bar shaker, combine kumquats (reserving 4 coins of fruit for garnish), sugar, 4 mint leaves and lime juice. Using a bar mallet crush the kumquats and mint into the sugar until dissolved. Pour in the rum, shake well.

To serve: Fill two tall glasses with crushed ice and strain the Mojito over the ice. Spritz the glass with club soda and stir lightly. Garnish with sugar cane skewers, mint and kumquat coins.

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