It's summer, which means corn is in season.
Impress your friends with Centro's classic Elote Asado - the perfect summer BBQ treat.
Recipe from Chef Fidel Lopez, Centro Cocina Mexicana
*Ingredients can be found at Sacramento Whole Foods Market on Arden
Posted on 08/07/2018 at 10:00 AM
Ceviche is a seafood dish that is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next fiesta! Typically, it consists of raw fish, or shrimp, marinated in citrus juice, and mixed with avocado, tomatoes, onion and cilantro.
The recipe below adds some sweetness with mangos to combat the spice of the habanero chiles. Habanero chiles are well known for their heat but are sometimes underappreciated for their floral perfume and exotic, tropical flavor. This is a ceviche with the flavors of the Yucatan.
Author: Kurt Spataro, Executive Chef for Paragary Restaurant Group
Recipe type: appetizer, side dish, entree Cuisine: mexican, seafood
Prep time: 2 hours 30 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 2 hours 50 mins
8 oz fish or shrimp (choose the freshest fish you can find, one that’s suitable for serving raw)
½ cup lime juice, fresh squeezed
½ cup orange juice, fresh squeezed
2 Tbsp red onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp cilantro, sliced into ribbons
1 habanero chile, seeded, deveined, and minced (wear latex gloves if you have them)
½ ripe avocado, cut into ½” cubes
1 small, ripe mango, cut into ½” cubes
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Trim fish of any bloodlines or skin.
Cut into ½" cubes and place in a small mixing bowl.
Mix the juices together and pour enough over the fish to completely cover, reserving 2-3 Tbsp.
Let the fish marinate for about 2 hours.
Drain the juice from the fish and return it to the mixing bowl.
Add the reserved juices, onion, cilantro, salt (to taste) & about ¼ of the minced habanero chile.
At this point, taste for salt, lime & heat.
Add as much chile as you like.
Add another squeeze of lime, if necessary.
Gently fold in the mango, avocado, and olive oil.
Serve with chips, or romaine leaves
Posted on 05/02/2018 at 10:00 AM
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day this month, we’re sharing Cafe Bernardo’s Corned Beef Reuben Sandwich recipe. The perfect Reuben Sandwich starts with well-cured and cooked beef brisket, so we’ve also included Executive Chef Kurt Spataro’s trustworthy recipe for the ultimate homemade corned beef. Enjoy!
Posted on 03/06/2018 at 11:15 AM
While snickerdoodle cookies can be enjoyed all year long, there is something special about indulging in the cinnamon and sugar treat during the holidays. Baking cookies can be a fun family activity, and it makes your house smell simply delicious. Enjoy this recipe for yourself, or bake some snickerdoodles for your friends. Baked goods make the best gifts because they really show someone you care. Enjoy!
Simple Snickerdoodle Cookies
Author: Laurel Sanders, Paragary Bakery
Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 35 mins
Serves: About 2 dozen
Posted on 12/01/2017 at 12:45 PM
The air is getting cooler, days are getting shorter and leaves are changing color - it's fall! Celebrate autumn with the perfect chai tea recipe. The combination of sweet and spicy is perfect hot or cold!
Posted on 10/04/2017 at 05:04 PM
Watermelon, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella come together to make the perfect summer salad. Impress your friends with this simple, seasonal dish at your next summer gathering, or enjoy on your own for a refreshing treat on a hot day.
Posted on 07/06/2017 at 05:18 PM
The sliced mushroom salad has been on Paragary’s menus since it opened in 1983, and is still a guest favorite to this day.
This simple salad is easy to make and sure to impress your guests.
Tip: To clean mushrooms, simply wipe mushrooms with damp towel to clean - soaking or rinsing them makes them takes away from their flavor!
Posted on 06/06/2017 at 02:40 PM
The appetizing Napa Cabbage Salad was featured on the menu at the original Paragary’s Bar & Oven for many years, and continues to be be a guest favorite at Paragary's today. Now you can enjoy this dish right in your own home, or impress your friends with this delicious salad!
Napa cabbage salad:
Chinese Black Bean Vinaigrette:
Directions for Cabbage Salad:
Directions for Chinese Black Bean Vinaigrette
Posted on 01/12/2017 at 01:20 PM
Warm, sweet, chewy, spicy gingerbread... What's not to love? Learn how to make Paragary Bakery's classic gingerbread cookies to share with friends & family this holiday season.
Recipe by Laurel Sanders-Melchor for Paragary Bakery
Posted on 12/02/2016 at 01:52 PM
As the cold weather sets in, hot cocktails are perfect crow pleasers! Learn how to impress your holiday visitors with Paragary's Hot Buttered Hard 'Chai'-der.
HOT BUTTERED HARD ‘CHAI’-DER
Combine 2 tablespoons chai toffee sauce with 1 ½ ounces Darjeeling-infused vodka in heatproof glasses. Pour 6 ounces boiling apple cider over each, and stir. Garnish with cinnamon stick, orange twist (express oils over top of drink), & grated nutmeg.
CHAI TOFFEE SAUCE
Combine spices, butter, sugar, and cream in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium (so sauce does not boil over) and boil, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens and darkens slightly, about 4 minutes. Strain toffee mixture thr...Read more
Posted on 11/03/2016 at 09:05 AM