This week’s guest post comes from Samantha Samonte, who found my blog, liked what I had to say and reached out to me. What a cool chick! She was writing an article on the lifestyles of food bloggers and I was more than happy to participate. And since, she found this recipe and thought of my blog! I’m always happy to post fun, healthy, hearty recipes — whether they come from my kitchen or anybody else’s. So here you have “Eat. Drink and be Skinny in a meal, Drunken Dory Fillets and Red Wine Pesto Pasta.”
When I first came across this blog I thought… hmm… really now? Eat, drink and be skinny? Now this is a blog I can relate to! Speaking for myself as someone who loves to drink, eat and well — who wants to get fat? Right? As cliché as the saying goes, its true, we can have it all! With the right drive, mindset and diet. Why not?
And so further on, while relating to a lot of Teresa’s entries, tweets and candor. I’ve become an avid reader, fan and in today’s Internet speak – a follower! Later on featuring her, together with other food blogger connoisseurs, in an article I wrote aptly called Culinary Life Outtakes.
Fast forward to last week, while at a friends’ restaurant and watering hole, I was enamored by one of their specials on the menu – The Drunken Dory and The Pesto Wine Pasta. Wow- I thought now that’s probably a dish I can eat while getting an alcoholic kick as well! Hitting 2 birds with one stone? Why not? And so I ordered that, and it was GOOD! And then I thought of Teresa, thinking- this dish is low in fat, high in vitamin D, fish oils, protein and quite rich in anti-oxidants from the lot of garlic and basil too! Now this should be one of them guilt free recipes that should keep me “Skinny!” What a perfect recipe for Eat, Drink and be Skinny! – I thought.
So here I am. And without further ado here is the recipe!
- ½ kilo Dory Fillet
- 6 tbsp Olive Oil
- Drunken Marinade
- 1 shot lime juice
- 1 shot vodka
- 1 tbsp banana catsup
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- ½ a slice of lime
- A dash or two of salt pepper
- ½ a handful of cilantro, chopped
- ½ a tomato, diced
First, marinate Dory fillet in Drunken Marinade for about 30 minutes. Like this…
Then, in a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium flame. Cook marinated Dory until golden.
Serve with a sprinkle of chopped tomatoes then garnish with cilantro, and serve!
Red Wine Pesto Pasta
- 90g dried linguine pasta
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- A drizzle of red wine vinegar
- Shaved parmesan cheese, to serve
- 3 basil leaves for garnish
Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet directions until tender. Drain. Return to pan.
Meanwhile, in food processor- combine basil, pine nuts, garlic and Parmesan, until almost smooth.
Add oil in a slow, steady stream. Process to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
Add pesto to pasta. Drizzle with red wine vinegar. Toss to combine top with a few basil leaves and serve.
Kudos to Today x Future for allowing me this feature and to artist, Charles Buenconsejo for the above photography.
My food shot, while eating, looked like this -
Samantha Samonte is a writer, health & culinary enthusiast. She has been sharing her knowledge and what not’s about trends, healthy cooking and the best culinary art schools via Culinary One. She spends the rest of her time living life to the fullest and promoting a more active lifestyle with her latest pursuit managing PR and promotions for dance and fitness.