Magazine article Sunset

Salad Days for Latin Food. (Trend)

Magazine article Sunset

Salad Days for Latin Food. (Trend)

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NUEVO LATINO HEATS UP THE WEST. An emerging cuisine is appearing on menus at restaurants like Destino, La Luna Restaurant, and Asia de Cuba in San Francisco; Xiomara in Pasadena; Miramonte Restaurant and Cafe in the Napa Valley; and Fandango in Seattle. The inspiration for Nuevo Latino often comes from blending (or trying to blend) Latin foods with European or Asian elements. Taste a deliciously successful merger in this lively salad from Johnny Alamilla at Alma in San Francisco's Mission District (415/401-8959).

RECIPE: Cuban Bread Salad 1 In a 1-to 1 1/2-quart pan over high heat, boil 1/2 cup orange juice until reduced to 1/4 cup, 4 to 5 minutes. Let cool. Add 3 tablespoons minced shallots, 2 tablespoons each lime juice and lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin. Whisk in 1/2 cup salad oil. Add 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh jalapeno chilies, plus salt and pepper to taste. …

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