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Monday’s Menu: Flavorful Latin Food!

They are chefs, restaurateurs and husband and wife! Edgar and Kim Alvarez opened Avenida Restaurant in Mount Airy last fall and were gracious enough to stop by Good Day to share some favorite recipes.

Pan Seared Red Snapper with Tomatillo Salsa, Sautéed Vegetables and Spanish rice


4 7 oz.fresh red snapper filets, cleaned
Salt and pepper to taste
Canola oil for sautéing

Season snapper with salt and pepper. Heat oil in pan until it begins to smoke slightly. Place snapper in hot sauté pan skin side down and sear until golden brown on both sides. This should take about 3 minutes per side.

Tomatillo Salsa

8 tomatillos, husked and rinsed with cool water
2 roasted red peppers, cleaned and seeded
1 roasted jalapeño pepper
2 ½” slices grilled red onions
1/2bunch cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste

Place tomatillos on a hot grill. Cook for 2 minutes until slightly charred. Remove from grill. Cool slightly. Quarter tomatillos and place in a bowl. Dice red peppers, grilled red onions and jalapenos. Place in bowl with tomatillos. Add roughly chopped cilantro and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Spanish rice

2 c. Steamed rice
1 diced red pepper
2 plum tomatoes, diced
1 small Spanish onion finely diced
Canola oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a sauté pan heated with oil, sweat, onions, and peppers. Cook until completely soft. Remove from heat. In a bowl, combine steamed rice with the tomato mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe serves 4

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7402 Germantown Avenue, Mt. Airy PA