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Denver Restaurant Week in Review 2012

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Shrimp over a Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Serves 3-4

Shrimp over a Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Shrimp over a Creamy Chipotle Sauce

NGREDIENTS

1 large red ripe tomato (de-seeded and chopped)
1 12oz chipotle chiles en adobo, plus 2 tablespoons of the canning sauce, finely chopped (split open and remove seeds if less heat is desired)
1 medium red onion, chopped into small dice
1 green onion, root end removed, then chopped finely
1 pound raw medium shrimp (peeled and de-veined)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3/4 cup crème fraiche, Mexican crema, or homemade sour cream
Salt and pepper (to taste)
About 1/2 cup crumbled Mexican queso fresco or other crumbly fresh cheese such as feta

DIRECTIONS

1. Heat griddle pan to high and slightly smoking (can also use skillet with non-stick spray).  Salt and pepper shrimp to taste and place shrimp on one side cook till a good crust is formed. Turn over and finish cooking. (approx 5 minutes).

2.  While shrimp is cooking, mix all other ingredients.

3. Remove shrimp from griddle.  Place sauce at bottom of the plate and place shrimp on top.  Top with feta cheese. Garnish with cilantro and serve with tostadas, tortilla chips, or even soft taco shells! Omit last step for a lower carb option. Enjoy!

Sriracha Hot Wings!

Sriracha Hot Wings!

Sriracha Hot Wings!

Sriracha Hot Wings!

A great twist to the traditional hot wing!

Serves 2-3

INGREDIENTS

20 chicken wings (defrosted, already split at joint)

Marinade:

1 lime (juiced)

2 tsp sugar

1 tbsp paprika

1/3 cup olive oil

1 tbsp salt (kosher)

Sauce:

  • 1/2 Cup Sriracha
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Honey (or to taste)
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Lime Zest
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt

DIRECTIONS

1. In a gallon sized ziplock bag, place chicken and all marinade ingredients.  Seal bag and throughly coat the wings in marinade and marinate at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, place chicken on baking sheet (with wire rack, optional).  Cook wings for about 15-20 minutes until almost done.

3.  While chicken is baking, heat a deep fryer to 400 degrees. (You may skip this step if you wish to finish wings in the oven.  If so, place wings under broiler after 15 minutes, until crisp or desired doneness.)

4. In a sauce pot, heat all sauce ingredients over medium heat until heated thoroughly but not bubbling.  Remove from heat.

5. Once chicken is almost done, place wings (in batches if needed) in deep fryer and flash fry for 3-4 minutes or until crisp. Remove and drain.

6.  In a large bowl, place wings and sauce.  Toss until evenly coated.

Options: Garnish with cilantro and thinly sliced jalapenos.

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SAVE THE DATE: September 10th! Light the Night Fundraiser

Light the Night Walk

Heuberger Motors (1080 Motor City Drive, Colorado Springs, CO. 80905) is hosting a ‘Light the Night Walk’ fundraising BBQ on Saturday Sept 10th from 12pm to 3pm. Come out and join Food-it Forward, the Colorado College Men’s Hockey and Women’s Soccer teams, 103.9 RXP, Heuberger’s own Taunua T. on the BBQ, the Light The Night staff and many more for an awesome community celebration. There will be giveaways, face-painting, whipped cream pies in the face, music, food, and anything else wacky we can think of—the only thing missing is you!

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