Pacific Rim Chicken Meatballs

In the spirit of the upcoming Super Bowl, I present to you… Pacific Rim Chicken Meatballs. A new recipe has been a long time coming, and this one is worth the wait.

Pacific Rim Chicken Meatballs

It seems like forever since I have been in my kitchen or behind my camera. Let’s say that the Holiday season was not so jolly at our house. Sinus infection, stomach flu (Christmas Day), abscessed tooth, root canal. UGH!!

But, it’s a New Year, and I’m back to doing what I love, creating recipes and photos for the blog. While I was recovering from all that ailed me, I was able to do some research. It seems that 2019 will be the year for Pacific Rim food. Researching trends is a part of keeping things fresh in my world. Continue reading “Pacific Rim Chicken Meatballs”

Garlic Ginger Orange Scallop Wontons

One Holiday down…one more to go. The Christmas season is full of parties and food. Appetizers top the list of party food for the season. Garlic Ginger Orange Scallop Wontons are a pretty addition to your appetizer list.

Garlic Ginger Scallops

In the world of seafood shrimp, scallops and lobster are my top three. As I have mentioned in many a post, my best inspiration for recipes come from trips to the grocery store. A couple of weeks ago I was running into the store for just one thing. LOL. Continue reading “Garlic Ginger Orange Scallop Wontons”

Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Summer grilling and the flavors are spicy sweet. Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa is the perfect condiment for hot off the grill chicken, fish, pork and seafood.

Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

After buying my first whole pineapple, I was hooked! No more canned pineapple for me. So, how do you know you have the right pineapple??? There is no better way to say it….….sniff it’s butt! 

If you sniff the stem end and its smells, ripe, sweet, and fruity…..thats your pineapple! 

Now you have the perfect pineapple, how do you cut it??? Well, you need to let an expert explain, and who better than Martha Stewart. Click here for a short video on how to cut a pineapple.

Summer salsas need all fresh ingredients. Sweet pineapple, sweet bell peppers for color, spicy jalapeño for heat, onion, fresh ginger root, and cilantro make for a sweet and spicy topping for grilled foods or for your favorite tacos.

Fresh ginger gives a kinda sweet, kinda peppery, kinda lemony, kinda spicy,and  pungent flavor to Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa or any dish you use it in. 

Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Ginger can be used in sweet or savory dishes, and has been used medicinally for centuries. Used as a tonic, antiseptic, diuretic, fever reducer, appetite aid, and digestion stimulant. Herbalists use ginger to treat arthritis, bronchitis, colitis, colds, coughs, rheumatic pain, and menstrual cramps. 

Freezing peeled ginger root ensures you have a ready supply. Peel a fresh ginger root and store in a freezer bag, making sure all the air is out of the bag. When the need for ginger arises…..just grate the frozen ginger in the desired amount……easy!!

Whip up a batch of Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa for your next turn at the grill…..you will be glad you did!!

P.S. Later in the week I will have a quick easy grill recipe using Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa!!!!!! Come back and check it out!!

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Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Scale

Ingredients

½ pineapple, pealed, cored, small diced ( about 3 cups)

1 jalapeño- seeded and vein removed, very finely diced

1/2 cup sweet peppers, diced small (red, orange, yellow green)

¼ cup finely diced red onion

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root

½ cup chopped cilantro, chopped

Zest and juice of one lime

1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce

Salt to taste

pinch sugar (optional)


Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Adjust seasonings to taste.


Keywords: pineapple, peppers, cilantro, salsa, condiments