Alligator Pear Catering

...a refreshing taste 
 in catering and event production  with innovative cuisine, quality local ingredients and
exceptional service. 
 
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GRILLED JERK CHICKEN 
A ND PEACH SKEWERS

  
INGREDIENTS
12 soaked skewers
2 lbs chicken thigh (boneless, skinless)-
  3-4 peaches
  handful of cilantro for garnish
Marinade Ingredients:
 C olive oil ( or vegetable)
  C soy sauce
  C lime juice
  C apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
8-10 cloves garlic
 C brown sugar
2 Tbsp molasses
  2 jalapeños with or w/o seeds, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves ( or 1 T dry)
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 T plus 1 teaspoon ground allspice
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 T ground ginger or cup fresh sliced ginger
 
INSTRUCTIONS
1    Soak the skewers. Cut the chicken thighs into 1 inch chunks and place in a bowl.
2       Place all the marinade ingredients in the blender, and blend until relatively smooth. Pour the marinade over the chicken. Let sit 30 minutes or  up to 1 hour. ( The longer your marinate, the spicier they will become.)
3       Pre heat the grill to medium high.
4       Slice the peaches, to ¾ inch thick wedges.
5       Using gloves, skewer the chicken and peaches. The marinade will naturally get on the peaches which is a good thing.
6       Grill until all sides are nicely seared with grill marks. Turn heat down to LOW, place on a piece of heavy duty foil, folding up the edges to catch the drippings, and close the lid, letting chicken cook all the way through, until done.
7       Place on a platter, drizzle "cooked" marinade from the foil over the skewers, and sprinkle with cilantro. Enjoy with a big salad.
 
serves 4
 
Recipe courtesy: Sylvia Fountaine 

Corn on the Cob with Curry Mayonnaise and Chile Salt
 
INGREDIENTS
1 Thai chile
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
2 tsp. finely grated lime zest
kosher salt
1 c. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. curry powder
1.50 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 tbsp. Asian fish sauce
1 tsp. sambal oelek
1 tsp. ground turmeric
2 clove garlic
1.50 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
10 ears of corn
 
DIRECTIONS
In a food processor, combine the Thai chili with the lemon zest, 1 teaspoon of the lime zest, and 1/4 cup of salt and pulse until the chile is finely chopped and incorporated. Transfer the chile-lime salt to a bowl.
In a medium bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the curry powder, lime juice, fish sauce, sambal oelek (thai chili sauce), turmeric, garlic, cilantro, and the remaining 1 teaspoon of lime zest.
Peel back the corn husks, keeping them attached. Discard the silk. Fold the husks back over the corn and tie the tops with kitchen string. Transfer the corn to a very large bowl, cover with water and let soak for 10 minutes. Remove the corn from the water and blot dry.
Light a grill. Grill the corn in the husks over high heat, turning, until the kernels are crisp-tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly, then carefully remove the husks and transfer the corn to a platter. Spread the curry mayonnaise all over the corn, sprinkle with the chile-lime salt and chopped cilantro and serve.
 
Recipe courtesy delish.com

Labor Day  2015


We hope you've had an amazing summer! Well, our Nation's official end of summer celebration, Labor Day, is here!  So go ahead- grab a handful of fun in the sun with good friends and family. F or some great tips on things to do right here in LA this weekend, be sure to click on the palm tree photo on the sidebar! Then, f or a flavorful twist on classic American BBQ faire, try the recipes we've included in this edition.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read about our latest happenings.  It is truly a pleasure to share our love of food with you. 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

T he APC Family


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Photo credits:  Special Olympics and Kurtis Kronk





Special Olympics World Games 
Family Picnic

It was an honor and a privilege  to participate in the  S pecial Olympics World Games Family Picnic Reception on Tuesday,
 July 28 th  a t LA's Grand Park 
which welcomed  five
 thousand attendees.





















 




  
Be a Guest at your next gathering!

It's not too early to call us to begin planning your 
holiday celebrations. This year, why not let 
Alligator Pear help you entertain 
at home  so that you can be a guest 
at your next celebration! 







An Evening Reception 
at the Academy's 
Fairbanks Center for 
Motion Picture Study
in Beverly Hills




The 9th Annual West Valley Fine Wine and Food Tour 

 

We welcome you to join us for this fun & delicious community event in Woodland Hills on Wednesday, September 16th 
@ 5:30 PM.  

You deserve an evening of good f ood, wine and and live Jazz music!

Click on the flyer to get your tickets!

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