Here I am at the Jersey Shore visiting my mother, Sandy. After reading Lauren’s post about her scrumptious visit, I was excited to share more about Jersey’s gems. Believe it or not, Snooki is not the state’s only contribution to society. The tomatoes here are to die for! If you’ve lived in California your whole life, like myself, you never imagined a tomato could taste like this.
Could you think of anything better to kick off your weekend?
dad sous chef forgot to take the sticker off the lime.
Upon my arrival, I was pleasantly surprised by this beautiful bottle of Van Gogh Blue waiting for me. This is Van Gogh’s Premium Vodka and WOW there is nothing about this vodka that doesn’t scream premium. It was sooo delightfully smooth! Needless to say, this bottle didn’t last long after its photo op. This vodka is definitely a must try!
This was my first time peeling tomatoes. So I figured it may be yours as well. It’s too easy, here is the run down.
Slice the skin on the top and bottom of the tomato.
Place is a pot of boiling water for about 30 seconds or less.
Peel the skin off starting from the corners sliced into it earlier. Make sure to use tongs if you’re too impatient to wait for it to cool off like myself.
After getting all the ingredients blended, I just knew I needed to give my bloody a little extra flare. Fresh Basil anyone?
Just chop up the basil and muddle it with a splash of lime. Add it to the Blood Mary Mix AFTER blending it. If blended with the mix you will have Brown Marys. I may or may not know from experience. The muddled basil will give it a deeper color, but the end product is still a gorgeous delicious refreshment.
Fresh Tomato Basil Bloody Mary
Adapted from 5 Ingredient Fix
3 Large ripe peeled and seeded tomatoes
3 TBS Lime juice
1 TBS Worcestershire Sauce
2 tsp Hot Horse Radish
Hot of your choice to taste
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
1/3 Cup Fresh Basil
Blend tomatoes, lime juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Horse Radish, hot sauce, salt and pepper.
Muddle Basil separately from mix, and then fold into mix.
Wet the rim of the glass with a wedge of lime and dip the rim into a salt and pepper mixture to coat the rim.
Fill rimmed glasses with ice, 2 oz vodka, and the mix.
Add a lime to garnish and enjoy!
From the LYK Relaxation Station,
(Mix Master) Pearl