Island Glass of Wine


Great Edible Libations
    These terrific "original" Florida and Florida Keys inspired recipes are sure to please both friends and family.
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                                Carol's Famous Meatloaf                                                        
Combine 1st 12 ingredients.  Roll out on wax paper to approx. the size of a cookie sheet. Layer w/ alternating slices of Swiss & provolone.  Spread spinach on top of cheese.  Roll lengthwise into a loaf.  Slice loaf in half.  Put loaves into large roasting pan, squeeze one halved lime over each loaf, layer bacon on top, and bake at 350° for approx. 1 hour.  Let stand for 10 min. before slicing.    1½ lb Ground Round                3tbs Soy Sauce
   ½ lb Ground Lamb                   3tbs Worcestershire Sauce
   1 lb Pork Sausage                   ½ tsp Sea Salt
   2 Eggs                                  ½ tsp Ground Pepper
   ½ c. Cabernet Sauvignon         10 slices Swiss Cheese
     + 1 glass
(Sip, Sip) for Chef      8 -10 slices Provolone Cheese
   ¼ c. Onion (finely chopped)      2 pkg Frozen Chopped Spinach
   ¼ c. Celery (finely chopped)       ( thawed & drained)
   2 cloves fresh Garlic                1 Key Lime (halved)
     (minced)                                ½ lb Bacon

Kahlúa Chili

In a Dutch oven, sauté the onion and garlic.  Add the sirloin and brown, for about 10 minutes, stirring occasion-
ally.  Add the green peppers and mushrooms and cook over medium low heat  for about 5 minutes.  Add remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for about 1½ hours, (or until meat is tender).  Uncover and simmer for ½ hour or until chili is thick.

   1 small Onion                              3 - 16oz cans Red Kidney
      (chopped)                                   Beans (undrained)
   3 cloves Garlic                            1 can Beer (stale)
      (minced)                                 1 c. Kahlúa 
   2 lb Sirloin                                     + 1 glass Kahlúa & cream
      (chopped into 1" cubes)               
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   1 Green Pepper (chopped)            ¼ c. Key Lime Juice
   8 to 10 Mushrooms (sliced)           1 tsp Oregano
   2 - 16oz cans Whole Tomatoes      ½ tsp crushed Red Pepper
      (drained & coarsely chopped)      3 to 4 tbs Chili Powder   
   1 8oz can Tomato  Paste               Salt & Pepper (to taste)
                               ½ lb Bacon

                                 Rack of Lamb Marsala                           

Combine all ingredients except for the racks of lamb.  Place the lamb into the marinade (reserving ½ for later) & refrigerate for 2-3 hours.  Place the lamb & marinade into a roasting pan & cook in a 325° oven for 45 min. (basting every 15 min.).  Pour the remainder of the marinade over the lamb & cook 15 min. longer.
Let stand for 10 min. before serving..
    2 Racks of Lamb                        ¼ c. Soy Sauce
   2 cloves Garlic                           2 sprigs Parsley
        (minced)                                   (Chopped)
  ½ c. Honey                               ½ Salt
     1 c. Marsala Wine                      ¼ tsp Pepper
        + 1 glass
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Popcorn Shrimp Risotto

In a large saucepan, sauté onion in hot oil until limp; add garlic & cook 1 minute longer.  Add rice & sauté 2 minutes.  Re-
duce heat to medium; add wine & 1 cup of broth.
Cook, stirring constantly, until liquid is absorbed.
Repeat procedure, adding ½cup broth at a time.
When adding last ½cup broth, stir in the remaining ingredients, except for the shrimp & the cheese.  Cook, stirring con-
stantly for 10 minutes.  Add shrimp, cook for 10 minutes, or until shrimp turns pink.  Serve with prated parmesan cheese.
                                      Serves 6
     ¾lb Popcorn Shrimp (peeled & cleaned)
      3 cups Chicken Broth
      ½cup Pinot Grigio
           + 1 glass
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      1tbsp Olive Oil
      1 small Onion (diced)
      1 clove Garlic (minced)
      1 cup Balsamic Rice
      1 cup Fresh Mushrooms (sliced)
      1 cup Fresh Green Beans (snapped)
      2 small Tomatoes (peeled & chopped)
      1tsp Fresh Basil (minced)
      2tsp Fresh Parsley (minced)
      ¼tsp Salt
      ½tsp Pepper
      ½ cup Parmesan Cheese (grated)


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