Part 1 – Our Kitchen is a Delicious Way to Travel the Globe & Learn About Different Cultures Like Cancun
It feels like the world has been cut off from us at the moment thanks to the coronavirus. Being cooped up doesn’t mean we have to be bored though. Just because we can’t physically visit exotic places doesn’t mean we can’t learn about them. All we need is a recipe, some key ingredients and we are on our way to delicious places. And the whole family can get involved. In fact this can be a learning experience for everyone. If you have a globe, blindfold a family member, spin the globe and have them put their finger on a spot. Wherever they land is where you will visit. Use a computer to look up the place, find an easy recipe to try and then go to work making it. (If you happen to land on water, pick a seafood dish or spin again.) You can also learn more about the country you landed on; dress, customs, festivals, etc. You may even want to plan a trip there with the family when we can once more travel the world again!
Today our finger lands on Cancun, a Mexican city on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea. Cancun is known for its beaches, numerous resorts and nightlife. Here we will try a creamy bisque flavored with red chili oil and an exotic adult cocktail with both smoky and tropical notes.
Sweet Corn Bisque
Hailing from: Marriott Cancun Collection
- 10 oz sweet corn kernels
- 8oz heavy cream
- 8 oz milk
- 4 oz white wine
- 1 oz turmeric
- 1 oz cumin seed
- 1 oz coriander seed, ground
- 3 oz carrot, diced
- 3 oz celery, diced
- 3 oz yellow onion, diced
- 2 oz garlic, chopped
- 10 oz chicken stock
- 1 oz red chili oil
- 2 oz honey
- 1 oz brown sugar
- 1.5 oz apple cider vinegar
- 2 oz cilantro
- 3 oz sour cream
- Salt and pepper
- Sauté the vegetables until the onion is translucent.
- Deglaze with white wine and reduce by half
- Add heavy cream, chicken stock, coriander and cumin seeds, and turmeric.
- Blend until smooth and season with salt and pepper, strain through cheesecloth.
- Garnish with sour cream, red chili oil, sautéed corn kernels and cilantro leaves.
Here is an adult cocktail to go with the Bisque. For kids get some refreshing Topo Chico Agua Mineral infused with their favorite sliced fruit!
This exotic cocktail straight from JW Marriott Cancun’s 150 Margaritas Menu strikes the perfect balance between the smoky notes of mezcal and the refreshing and tropical hints of orange.
1 ½ oz Tequila (Preferably Tierra Noble Reposado)
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Mezcal
½ oz Simple syrup
1 oz Orange juice
¾ oz Lemon juice
Tajin seasoning for rim
Pour all ingredients in a shaker glass and muddle together. Add ice and shake. Line the glass rim with Tajin seasoning (if available). Pour ingredients into the glass, and garnish with an orange slice. Enjoy.
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