Sonia's BBQ Potatoes – Recipe

8 big potatoes
8 tablespoon butter
8 tablespoon lite sour cream
8 teaspoon chives
salt and pepper

Slit potatoes in almost half. Place a tablespoon of butter inside each potato. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and wrap in foil paper. BBQ until tender using a thin knife to check doneness. Serve with sour cream and chives on the side. Serves 8

Torta para Picnic or Picnic Torte – Recipe

2 eggs
2 egg whites
2 slices apple wood bacon cut into pieces
1 big white onion cut into small pieces
2 minced garlic cloves
1 cup fresh parmesan cheese
1/4 cup low fat milk
1 10oz package frozen spinach defrosted and drained
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste

In a pan over medium high heat oil and sauté onions, garlic until browned. I a big bowl mix all ingredients but bread crumbs, mix until well blended. Preheat oven 350 degrees. In a greased pirex pour the bread crumbs evently on botton and mix on top. Bake cover for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake until done. Bring to rooom temperature and serve.

*Dijon mustard is great on the side.

Sonia's Basil Sauce

1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
1 tablespoon herbs the provence
1 garlic cloves
salt and fresh crushed pepper

Blend all the ingredients, pour in a glass cup. Use on top of you favorite poultry, meat or just as dipping sauce for fresh vegetables. Makes about 3/4 cup

Sonia's Pernod Sauce

1/4 cup Pernod
3 tablespoon butter
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon dill
1 teaspoon lime juice
salt and pepper to taste

In a pan melt the butter with the thyme, garlic, dill and salt and pepper to taste. Heat for 2 minutes and add the Pernod and lime juice. Heat for 1 more minute and pour in a sauce dish.

*Great to pour on top of any shell fish

*After a brief meeting with the owner of one of Puertorrican best seaside lobster restaurants, I have to asked the key ingredient and he responded, Pernod. This is my version.

Tahini Sauce

1/2 cup tahini
1/2 red onion cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon cumin
salt and pepper
1/4 cup water

In a pan heat oil and cook the onions, cumin, salt and pepper for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, add the rest of the ingredients mixing well. Serve hot or cold

*this recipe is great with meatballs, chicken wings, or vegetables