Sunday, September 13, 2009

Delectable Vanilla Pineapple Salsa

So Chris, my husband, went to Alaska a month ago to fish and brought home delicious salmon. I have been trying to be creative and use the salmon as much as possible, so when I had friends over for dinner last night, I took the opportunity to have a luau themed dinner. Okay so the only reason it is luau themed, is because pineapple was on sale at the grocery store and I have been dying to try Patty’s Vanilla Pineapple salsa recipe. The salsa was a really quick recipe and tasted like a Hawaiian sunset. I used the salsa over shrimp lettuce wraps as the appetizer and also over baked salmon. The meal was fab if you ask me, the vanilla pineapple salsa was very good it was sweet and tangy, with a hint of spice and over the seafood it was the perfect combination of salty and sweet! You have to try it. To drink I made Patty's Vanilla Orange-Pineapple smoothie, it was so refreshing. Whether you are looking for a dinner party menu or just a fun meal, this is a great one to try, it was a hit at my house.

The Menu

Appetizer - Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Vanilla Pineapple Salsa
EntrĂ©e – Baked Salmon with homemade teriyaki sauce topped with vanilla pineapple salsa
Drinks – Vanilla Orange Pineapple Smoothie

The Recipes

Vanilla Pineapple Salsa
1 fresh pineapple – peeled and cut into small chunks (you can hollow out half of the pineapple and use it to serve the salsa in.)
½ Jalapeno
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
½ red onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp basic vanilla oil
Combine ingredients in a medium bowl, chill and enjoy.

Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
2 cups medium cooked shrimp
5 – 10 leaves of romaine lettuce
Wrap shrimp in lettuce leaves with salsa

Vanilla Orange-Pineapple Smoothie

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 - 8 oz glasses Ingredients:
1 12 oz can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup ripe diced Pineapple
1 cup vanilla sugar
6 cups water
Ice cubes
Preparation: Mix all of the ingredients in the blender.


Sovereign Family said...

wow, i'm impressed! looks yummy. :)

B. Surfer said...

I'm suddenly in the mood for a pineapple drink. Mmm... wonder if King Sooper has them? Where's my phone...