Chipotle Lime Roasted Potatoes

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All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2013

To see images of my past posts & get links to the recipes – look on my Pinterest board – HERE.

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If you can roast potatoes – you can manage this dish.  It is spicy & pretty & delicious!  It would be a nice Cinco de Mayo side dish but it is so yummy – I bet once you try it – you will put this in your regular rotation.

I used russet potatoes because I bought a bag of them the size of a body bag & I am trying to work my way through them.  Any potato would work here, though, even sweet potatoes.

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Chipotle Lime Roasted Potatoes

INGREDIENTS

3 large russet potatoes (or any other potato- including sweet potatoes)

olive oil

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3 chipotle peppers – minced

1 TBS adobo sauce (from the can of chipotles)

2 garlic cloves – minced

1 large lime – juice & zest

2 tsp olive oil

1/4 cup cilantro – chopped

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DIRECTIONS

Wash the potatoes.  Peel if you want to.  I did not.  Cut them up into bite sized chunks.  Toss in some olive oil until all the potatoes are thoroughly coated & sprinkle with salt & pepper & roast in a 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until they are golden brown.  Mine could have used another 10-15 minutes to increase their color but I got impatient.

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While they roast, whisk the remaining ingredients together (chipotle, adobo, garlic, lime juice & zest, olive oil & cilantro).  When the potatoes are done, immediately toss them in the sauce being sure they are well coated & serve!   See?  EASY!

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Pink Grapefruit Margarita

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All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2013

To see images of my past posts & get links to the recipes – look on my Pinterest board – HERE.

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OK, kiddies!  Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner!  I am going to start posting some stuff you might want to consider if you are throwing a party.  This one is eye-catching so I thought I’d start here.

Pretty basic stuff.  You can either use fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice (preferred) or bottled Ruby Red (easier).  Fresh is way better but sometimes it just isn’t practical.  This can be served blended or over rocks (as I did it) and with either a salt or a sugar rim.  I went sugar.  A sprig of fresh mint would look pretty, too.  I forgot that part.

Pink Grapefruit Margarita

If you are putting salt or sugar on your rim, put the salt/sugar on a plate, wet the rim with a wedge of lime, dredge the rim through the stuff & set aside to dry as you make your cocktail.

INGREDIENTS

2.5 ounces white tequila

1 ounce triple sec

5-6 ounces pink grapefruit juice

Juice of 1/2 lime

Salt & lime for garnish

Salt or Sugar to rim your glass

DIRECTIONS

Shake up the tequila, triple sec, grapefruit juice & lime juice over ice in a shaker or blend it up in a blender with a cup of ice.   Pour into your glass, add a pinch of salt to the cocktail & garnish with lime slices.

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