Thursday, May 29, 2008

Christopher's Kitchen Catering in NJ, Dinner Parties, Meal Deliver Sevices

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Did you know that asparagus is in season now in NJ? You should only be purchasing local NJ grown until it is gone at the end of June. It is so important to support our local farmers and communities as well as it cuts back on fuel consumption and has more vitamins and nutrients.

Asparagus is a powerhouse of a vegetable. It is one of the most nutritionally balanced vegetables: low in calories and sodium, no fat or cholesterol, a good source of potassium, fiber and vitamins A, C, E, B6, folate and thiamin. It also contains glutathione, another potent antioxidant with anticarcinogenic activity.

We are only using locally grown Nj asparagus now and feature it in many of our meals.

Dinner With The Family
Eating at home with the family seems like a thing of the past these days. We are so consumed with so many other things that we have lost the importance of “family time.” I believe that families should eat dinner together on a regular basis. When I recall my childhood memories, eating with my family always seems to come first. It is so important that we strive to keep the concept of family strong, especially for our children.

Christopher's Kitchen Party Planning
Are you ready for your next party?

We know how stressful it can be to host a party. That's why Christopher's Kitchen wants you to rest assured that we are here to help with outstanding food choices. Looking to have a pool party or backyard barbecue? How about a shower for your sister that just got engaged? Your new kitchen deserves a dinner party to show it off a little. How about a romantic dinner for two in your own home? Or my summer favorite, a taco bar with grilled tuna tacos, mango ginger salsa and chipotle cream, shredded beef with tacos with lime marinated onions and red chili honey glazed chicken tacos with queso blanco. They go great with your homemade margaritas and my famous coconut tres leches for dessert! Contact us today to reserve your date.

No Time To Prepare Your Meals?
Try our fresh meal delivery service!

Our fresh prepared meals are delivered to your home on a weekly basis. They are never frozen, never processed and always 100% natural. Think of all the time you spend shopping, cooking and cleaning. How about all of that processed food you eat? Ever wonder why you have low energy and feel awful? Now all you have to do is open your refrigerator to wonderfully fresh and wholesome prepared meals, heat them up and enjoy!

We have expanded our choices with the partnering of Nutritionally Yours in Hazlet, NJ. Together we can put you on a plan that will assure a healthier lifestyle. Check out our new CK Lifestyle menu on our website. It has all of the nutritional information of the meals listed.

Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Tacos
A Perfect Dish For The Warm Weather

3 medium tomatoes, small dice
¼ red onion, small dice
3 tbs, minced cilantro
3 tbs lime juice
Minced jalapeno to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

Cilantro Cream
¾ cup mayo
¾ cup plain yogurt
2 tbs minced garlic
3 tbs minced cilantro
2 tbs lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste

1 1/2# large shrimp
3 tbs olive oil
2 tbs lime juice
1 tbs minced garlic
2 tbs minced cilantro
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

corn tortillas, shredded cabbage, sliced radishes, lime wedges

1)Toss all shrimp imgredients together and let sit 15 minutes.
2) Mix all salsa ingredients. Mix all cream ingredients.
3)Grill shrimp about 4-5 minutes on a hot grill turning once after 3 minutes.
4)Heat tortillas on grill 20-30 seconds and set aside.
5)Assemble tacos with shrimp first, sauce, cabbage, radish salsa and lime squeeze.

Christopher Dutka

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