Today I’m taking you in the Kitchen for a fresh summertime recipe! The first day of summer began on June 20th so get outside and enjoy the rays! If you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or gathering outdoors, here is a perfect summertime recipe that is refreshing and showcases some of this summer’s star produce. Try my recipe for a refreshingly delicious Shrimp and Corn Ceviche served with Tostadas. Pick up some fresh sweet corn and some ripe tomatoes at your local farmers market or grocery store and bring them home for this delicious summery appetizer or light lunch.
Shrimp and Corn Ceviche with Yellow Corn Tostadas
14 oz raw shrimp, medium (41/50), peeled, deveined and diced
1 ear yellow corn
2 beefsteak tomatoes, diced small
2 lemons, large
1 tablespoon salt, kosher
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 bowl of yellow corn tostadas, for serving
Dice the shrimp in bite sized pieced and place in a large bowl. Next cut the corn off of the ear and dice the tomatoes and add these vegetables to the shrimp. Juice the citrus and pour the juice over the shrimp and vegetables mixture. Season the mixture with salt, pepper and chopped cilantro. Mix well then cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour until the shrimp is pink. When ready to serve enjoy this delicious ceviche with crunchy yellow corn tostadas.
Today I’m taking you in the Kitchen for a recipe from my newest app “Great Backyard Grilling with Daniella Malfitano!
BBQ and grilling enthusiasts out there, this app is for you! “Great Backyard Grilling with Daniella Malfitano” is a fantastic app perfect for this time of year, and is available for download today on iTunes. With close to 80 lip-smacking grilling recipes, this app is sure to bring out the passionate griller in you. The recipes are all illustrated and presented in a step-by-step manner. Included with each recipe is a list of required ingredients, details of the time needed for preparation and cooking, and the level of difficulty. Users have the option of adding their favorite recipes to their favorites list or personal shopping lists. Grilling has never been so exciting. If you are craving grilled beef, pork, lamb, seafood, chicken, vegetables or fruits, your wait ends here. And if you know other people who just can't seem to tear themselves away from the grill, recommend this app to them so that they can download it and add it to their grilling repertoire.
Here is one of many great recipes from the app “Great Backyard Grilling with Daniella Malfitano”:
Vegetable Crostini with Parmesan & Basil
Prep time: 30 min
Cooking time: 8 min
|1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 sprig fresh basil, plus extra
2 red bell pepper
freshly ground black pepper
2 oz Parmesan cheese
oil, for the grill
4 slice sourdough bread
1 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
3 tbsp lemon juice
Preheat the grill to high for direct grilling. In a small bowl, whisk half the olive oil and all balsamic vinegar together. Finely chop four basil leaves, add to oil mixture and mix well. Cut zucchini lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices. Cut peppers into 2-inch strips and then trim scallions. Brush vegetables with the oil mixture. Brush the hot grill grate lightly with oil. Grill vegetables for 4 minutes per side, until tender. Remove from grill, season with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, whisk canola oil, melted butter, minced garlic, and chopped parsley together. Brush on bread slices and season with salt and pepper. Toast on grill until golden brown. In a small bowl, mix lemon juice, 1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped basil and pepper together. Gradually add remaining olive oil, stirring until well blended. Arrange grilled vegetables, fresh basil leaves and shaved Parmesan on top of grilled bread. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle with lemon vinaigrette and serve.
Today I’m taking you in the Kitchen for a recipe for Father’s Day! Try this delicious recipe for Grilled Carne Asada Tacos marinated in an orange, garlic, and smoky chili powder rub. This recipe is perfect to prepare for your Dad this Father’s day or any day of the summer and will give you an excuse to get outside and fire up that BBQ or the indoor grill!
Grilled Carne Asada Tacos
1 lb. hanger steak
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 orange, large
2 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
Yellow onion, diced fine for garnish
Cilantro, chopped for garnish
Place the hanger steak in a plastic container with a lid or in a plastic bag and coat with minced garlic, the juice of an orange, chili powder, smoked paprika and black pepper. Mix well to rub all of the ingredients on the steak. Let the meat marinate overnight or at least 1 hour. To cook the carne asada, heat a grill pan or the BBQ on high heat. Season the steak with salt on both sides, then place the steak directly on the grill and leave it undisturbed for 6-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the steak. Turn the steak 90° and cook it for another 3-5 minutes to create nice grill marks. Flip the steak to the other side and repeat this process until the steak is cooked to your desired doneness. Remove from the grill and let sit for 10 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile heat a few tortillas on the grill just to warm through. To serve the tacos place a mound of meat over two stacked warm corn tortillas and top with a generous garnish of onions and chopped cilantro.
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Since Ready To Learn first began at KIXE, we have distributed over 10,000 books to children in our broadcast area. We strive to be a vital resource to local communities, by providing educational services to parents, teachers, and caregivers of children ages 2-8. KIXE's RTL Program is proud help make a difference in getting our kids "Ready to Learn!"
Story Time’s are conducted with our Local Partnering Agencies:
- First 5 Shasta
- YMCA/Raising A Reader-Redding
- Glenn County Office of Education Resource & Referral
- Shasta County Office of Education Accreditation Program
- Local Indians for Education- Shasta Lake City
- Juniper Children’s Center - Redding
- Maywood Head Start Center - Corning
- The Human Response Network- Trinity County
- Women’s Refuge - Redding
- Migrant Education- Chico, Palermo, Corning, and Orland
- Bright Futures - Burney
- Various Child Care Providers & Libraries
- Turtle Bay
- Redding Library
- Valley Oaks Children's Services
- Local Child Abuse Prevention Councils & Local Chid Care Planning Councils
- Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program - University of California Cooperative Extension
- Shasta CAN
- Kelly-Moore Paint of Redding
If your organization would like to become a partner please contact us by emailing or call 243-5493.
Ready To Learn is proud to list the following educational resources in our local community!
Other Community Partners Include
- Butte County, California Guide
- Chico Chamber of Commerce
- Gridley Area Chamber of Commerce
- Paradise Chamber of Commerce
- Lassen County Government
- Lassen County Office of Education
- Lassen Chamber of Commerce
- Lassen County News
- Lassen National Forest
- City of Susanville
- Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce
- Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Plumas National Forest
- Plumas County
- Chester/Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce
- Shasta County, California Guide
- Shasta Historical Society
- Redding Chamber of Commerce
- Go Shingletown
- Shasta-Trinity National Forest
- Butte Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Siskiyou County Government
- City of Dunsmuir
- Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce
- McCloud Chamber of Commerce
- Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce
- Weed Chamber of Commerce
- Yreka Chamber of Commerce
- Tehama County, California Guide
- Tehama County Government
- Corning Chamber of Commerce
- City of Corning
- Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce
- City of Red Bluff
- Los Molinos Chamber of Commerce
- Sacramento River Discovery Center