I’m enjoying a little southwest flavor inspired by Lynn’s Celebrity Cook-Along with Bobby Flay.
Bobby Flay, whose signature style~marrying the flavors of southwest with his love of grilling~ and known for his bold flavors & zingy spices, prompted a trip to the Farmers Market for this Cook-Along. . .
for a medley of veggies. . .
and for flowers. . .
Where I married my farmers market purchases with some bold, colorful patterns in salad plates, bowls & placemats for the table. . .
and blended some fruits for Sangria. . .
It’s always fun to play with my food~ economical & convenient, when today’s centerpiece is also this week’s dinner :-)
I spied this Bobby Flay recipe in the May issue of Food Network Magazine~
Red Chile Short Rib Tacos, recipe courtesy Bobby Flay for Food Network Magazine
We enjoyed these and will definitely make them again! I made a few changes~ omitting the port, (using red wine only) ; substituting beef stock for chicken; and using only ancho chile peppers since I was unable to find cascabel & New Mexico peppers. After browning the short ribs, instead of turning on the oven & the heat up in the kitchen, I put everything in crock pot on low for 8 hours, turning heat up in the tacos with a few jalapenos.
Recipe for the Red Pickled Onions included in the Chile Short Rib Taco recipe:
Bring 3/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup each red wine vinegar and sugar, and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and let cool, 5 minutes. Toss with 1 thinly sliced red onion in a bowl; cover and chill at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
Rosé Sangria Spritzer, recipe courtesy Bobby Flay
I also added some peaches to the Sangria from the farmers market.
Southwest Flavor Table details:
Salad Plates & Bowls/ Kohl’s- Corsica Home/Tivoli
Placemats & Napkins/ Kohl’s
Napkin Rings & Urn/ Pottery Barn
Dinner Plates/Pier 1
Tray/ Stein Mart
Pitcher, Chargers & Flatware/ World Market
Thank you for your visit, I’m happy to be joining:
Inspire Me Tuesday, On the Menu Monday, Inspire Me Tuesday, Pig in Mud’s Celebrity Cook-Along, with Bobby Flay, Foodie Friday~