Showing posts with label Hayley Snow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hayley Snow. Show all posts

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Death on the Menu Mojito #recipe @LucyBurdette

LUCY BURDETTE: Before visiting Cuba a few years ago, I had never tasted a Mojito, never mind made one. But now it's one of my favorite drinks. And it's great for a celebration, such as the new cover for DEATH ON THE MENU! Isn't it pretty? I especially love the Harry S. Truman Little White House in the background.

In this eighth food critic mystery--coming August 7, we are introduced to a Key West/Havana conference that Hayley Snow's mother is catering (with lots of help from her friends!) One of the themes of the weekend is Hemingway, and mojitos are said to be one of his favorite drinks.

Here's my recipe. The key of course is the fresh mint--it helps to have a pot growing on the balcony!


one lime, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
4 to 5 sprigs mint per glass
2 teaspoons sugar
1 to 2 ounces rum, depending on how strong you want the drink
Club soda

Start by crushing several slices of lime, several slices of lemon, the mint, and 2 teaspoons of sugar in the bottom of an old-fashioned glass. Add the rum and stir. Fill the glass with ice. Fill the ice with club soda or a sparkling water like Pellegrino. Mix and add a splash of bitters on top.

Here's a pre-order the book link from Amazon--and here's a link to preorder a hard copy from RJ Julia in CT, where you'll be able to get a signed copy. Or you can order it from Books and Books in Key West, or call Suzanne Orchard at Key West Island Bookstore ((305) 294-2904)--she'll be delighted to order you a copy! Or really, wherever books are sold...

Lucy Burdette writes the Key West food critic mysteries--find them wherever books are sold! Find her on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest--Instagram too...DEATH ON THE MENU will be in bookstores on August 7!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Hayley Snow's Easy Shrimp Salad #recipe @LucyBurdette

LUCY BURDETTE: One of the great joys of writing the Key West mysteries is imagining what the characters would really do, and that includes what they would really eat. They are characters in a book, but they honestly begin to feel like real people. I can picture Hayley Snow and Miss Gloria on their houseboat wondering what to have for dinner. And then I can imagine them remembering that--oh joy!--there are shrimp left over from the night before.

Then Hayley goes to work. She looks in the fridge again and finds celery and onions and capers. And Miss Gloria goes out to the back deck and picks some fresh dill and a few beautiful ripe tomatoes. And then they whip up a quick but delicious shrimp salad served over greens and sliced tomatoes, with maybe a delicious leek biscuit on the side. Can't you just see it? And my husband says, where did this recipe come from? And I say...Hayley made it, of course...


1/2 pound Key West or Stonington pink shrimp
1 small, mild onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 tablespoon capers
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

Boil the shrimp until just pink. Drain, then shell and clean out the vein. Cut these into bite-sized pieces. Add the onion, celery, capers, and dill, then mix the mayonnaise in. Serve over crisp salad greens or a sliced tomato.


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