Adilynn. Age: 26.
Summer is almost done but we are officially in the middle of a heat wave. Maybe a tumbleweed blows by, lazy and misshapen? We served simple Quick Pickled Cucumbers on the side, along with a bowl of the extra sauce.
Ariella. Age: 22.
Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad
These shrimp and pork wontons are little flavor bombs, with fresh ginger, scallions, prosciutto and cod. Wrap a quick shrimp filling in white sandwich bread, then fry them up into adorable crispy little rolls that are perfect for serving with cocktails. Vietnamese rolls stuffed with shrimp get crunch and color from yellow peppers, lettuce and carrots—which, like most orange fruits and vegetables, are high in cancer-fighting alpha carotene. These shrimp are marinated twice: first in garlic and ginger, then in a more complex marinade that includes yogurt, cashews, jalapeno and mango pulp.
Hattie. Age: 25.
Spicy Cold Garlic Shrimp
Chinese shrimp balls make a delicious appetizer. The shrimp balls are nicely seasoned and have water chestnuts added for some crunch. They are sure to please your guests, whether set out on an appetizer buffet or passed. You can choose the dipping sauce to accompany them.