The Derby Sanchez Party

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Every year, the Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo occur very close together and since it’d been a few months since we had a group over and we needed our entertaining fix, we decided to invite about 12 people over for a little celebration and watch the Derby. Food, of course, would be a focus. I completely forgot to take a photos of our beverages, but will include those recipes as well. In addition to the game, we dropped the names of all the horses into a hat and for $1 each, we allowed people to pull out a name and that was their horse and they received the pot (of cash!) when their horse won. I will add more recipes in the coming days so it’s not so overwhelming. But first, here was the menu:

I will link the recipes from here as they go up. But here’s a preview:

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And the Winner is...

And the Winner is…

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Grapefruit Deviled Eggs with Cowboy Caviar
Serves 12
A great alternative to traditional deviled eggs. It does take about a week of planning though.
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. Cowboy Caviar
  2. 1 Cup Fermented Corn (see below)
  3. 1 Cup Cooked (or canned) blackened peas (or cow peas)
  4. 1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  5. 1/2 Cup finely diced bell pepper
  6. 1 teaspoon finely chopped cilantro
  7. Salt and Pepper to taste
  8. Combine ingredients and marinade overnight. Taste and adjust salt the next day.
  9. *For the fermented corn. With a knife, remove kernels from 1 to 2 ears of corn. Put in pint jar and cover with water that has a tablespoon of kosher salt added. Place a piece of plastic wrap over corn to form a seal. Leave on counter 1 week to 1 month. If mold forms, remove it with a spoon (it's not dangerous). Here's a bit more detail, or just google 'lactofermented corn' http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/corn-relish-ultimate-grassfed-burger-topping/
  10. Egg Filling
  11. 12 eggs
  12. Juice from 1/2 a grapefruit (you may not need all of this)
  13. 2-4 tablespoons sour cream
  14. 1 tsp white miso
  15. salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Boil and peel eggs with your favorite technique. We find week or two old eggs work much better. Slice in half and remove yolks to a mixing bowl. Combine yolks with about 1/2 the grapefruit mixture, 2 tablespoons of sour cream, and miso. Adjust grapefruit and sour cream until you reach the desired creamy texture. Add salt to taste, about 1/2 tsp was right for us.
  2. Using a piping bag, ziplock, or spoon, put filling in egg whites and top with cowboy caviar.
Notes
  1. This was a party hit! It's an unusual surprise with the grapefruit taste, the miso adding a lot of body to the yolks, then the salty, crunchy top.
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  • http://wow.Facebook.com/ironskilletfood JERRY

    This looks amazing

    • knoxdesigner

      Thank you! It was a blast! It’s funny at these things, the things that you think will be hits, are sometimes not and the more adventurous items, people seem to really gravitate to. I think at a party where you can graze, it’s much easier to introduce people to new foods. Similarly, at Christmas, the pickled shrimp were a HUGE hit and I was afraid no one would even try them!