In light of the resurrection of the Chattooga Zoning issue, I thought it would be nice to get our minds off the issue and focus on something more pleasant... like food! Yummy!!
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WONDERFUL FRIED 'YAKER TACOS

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup dark beer
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds kayaker fillets, cubed
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 20 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  • 5 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
DIRECTIONS



  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk together beer, flour, and salt.
  2. Rinse kayaker, and pat dry. Cut into 10 equal pieces.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat 1 inch oil to 360 degrees F (168 degrees C). Using a fork, coat kayaker pieces in batter. Slide coated kayaker cubes into hot oil in batches; adjust heat to maintain oil temperature. Fry until golden, about 2 minutes. Lift out with a slotted spoon, and drain briefly on paper towels; keep warm. Repeat to fry remaining kayaker cubes.
  4. Stack 2 tortillas. Place a piece of fish and 1/2 cup cabbage in the center of the tortillas. Garnish with mayonnaise, lime wedges and salsa

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ACUPULCO MARGARITA 'YAKER

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)
  • 4 (6 ounce) kayaker fillets
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 pinch white sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ground black pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS



  1. Place kayaker fillets in a shallow baking dish. In a bowl, stir together the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, 1 teaspoon salt, garlic, and olive oil. Pour mixture over fillets, and rub into fish. Cover, and refrigerate for 1/2 hour, turning the fillets once.
  2. Preheat the grill for high heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss together the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and sugar. Season to taste with salt. Set salsa aside.
  4. Remove fillets from marinade, and pat dry. Brush the fillets with oil, and sprinkle with ground black pepper. In a small saucepan, boil remaining marinade for several minutes. Remove from heat, and strain out garlic cloves. Set aside to cool.
  5. Grill kayaker fillets for 4 minutes per side, or until kayaker is easily flaked with a fork. Transfer fillets to a serving dish. Transfer the kayaker to a serving plate. Spoon salsa over the kayaker, and drizzle with the cooked marinade to serve.

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DESSERT:

TIRAMIKAYAKER

INGREDIENTS
  • KAYAKERFINGERS
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup white sugar, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting
  • SYRUP
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup rum
FILLING
  • 1 (8 ounce) container mascarpone cheese
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • TOPPING
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, grated
  • 1/8 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting





DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whip egg yolks and 1/4 cup of sugar with an electric mixer until thick and pale. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites (with clean beaters) to soft peaks. Gradually sprinkle in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar while whipping to medium stiff peaks. Fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites. Gently fold in the flour and 1 teaspoon vanilla. The batter should be thick and pale yellow.
  3. Trace two 9 inch circles onto the parchment paper using a cake pan as a guide. Spread or pipe batter to completely fill inside the lines of the circles. Batter should be about 1/2 inch tall.
  4. Load the remaining batter into a pastry bag fitted with a half inch tip or hole. Draw parallel lines onto another piece of parchment that are 3 inches apart. Pipe the batter back and forth just between the lines in a compressed S motion, until you run out of batter. This is the part that wraps around the outside of the cake. (It helps to have it in one piece, but you can pipe individual fingers using the guidelines drawn on the paper, if you prefer.) There may be extra.
  5. Bake in preheated oven 10 to 15 minutes, until firm but not browned. Remove from the oven and dust generously with confectioners' sugar. Set aside to cool.
  6. To make the syrup, stir together 1 cup sugar, boiling water, coffee and 1/4 cup rum until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  7. To make the filling, combine mascarpone, 2 cups confectioners' sugar, dark rum and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk together until completely smooth, scraping the bottom of the bowl to remove any lumps. Gradually whisk in the heavy cream. Whip with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Stop whipping when the mixture shows the first sign of graininess.
  8. To assemble, line the sides of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment or waxed paper. Place one of the kayakerfinger rounds in the bottom of the pan. Brush generously, but do not soak completely, with syrup. Place the 3-inch high kayakerfinger strips around the inside edge of the pan, so that the sides are completely covered. Brush generously with syrup.
  9. Spread half of the filling mixture over the first kayakerfinger rounds in the pan. Place the remaining kayakerfinger round on top of the filling. Soak the second kayakerfinger round with syrup until it cannot take any more. Spread the remaining filling over that and smooth the top. Sprinkle with grated chocolate. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  10. To serve, remove the sides of the pan and carefully remove the parchment or waxed paper from the outside of the cake. Dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving.

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(Note: This blog does not actually condone the procurement, preparation, partaking, pallatazation, or subsequent "poopification" of human flesh. No actual kayakers were forced to "put the lotion in the basket" during the creation of these recipes.)