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Good Day Cafe: Vino Volo summer recipes

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Meatballs, watermelon, and wine. It's all part of the new summer menu at Vino Volo.

Chef Bebel Kim and wine director Tristan Kindy joined us with some great summer recipes.

LINK: http://www.vinovolobethesdarow.com/


RECIPES:
Watermelon Feta Salad
Ingredients:
2 oz diced Red Watermelon
1 oz diced Yellow Watermelon
1 oz crumbled Feta Cheese
.5 oz thin sliced Red Onion
Chiffonade Mint
Reduced Balsamic Vinegar
Salt

To build salad:
Toss red watermelon, half the yellow watermelon (reserve other half for later), crumbled feta, sliced red onions, and mint chiffonade together in mixing bowl. Take care not to mix too much so colors are not muddled and are still bright and vivid. Pile the mix on a large plate, in the center so it has a lot of height and there is negative space all around the salad. Place the remaining cubes of yellow watermelon on top of the salad, and top with more mint chiffonade. Drizzle with reduced balsamic with one pass.

Lamb Meatballs
5# Ground Lamb
1.25# Marscapone
.5 cup Polenta
1.5 teas Cinnamon
6 T Paprika
1.5 tsp Allspice
.75 tsp Cumin
3 T Salt
2 T Black Pepper
3 T coriander
.25 tsp Cayenne
3 ea egg
Combine all ingredients and mix well to incorporate.
Scoop into 1 oz portions and roll to smooth store.

Mint and Parsley Pistou:
.3 oz parsley, picked and chopped
.3 oz mint picked and chopped
.5 clove garlic clove, minced
1 cup olive oil
.25 cup almonds, chopped fine
zest of .25 lemon
Mix all ingredients and season to taste.

Firing:
Place 5 meatballs on a sizzle plate and put in 500 degree oven, resting on stone, for 5 minutes
Place 5 dollops of red pepper sauce on long thin plate in a straight line
Place a meatball on top of each dollop
Drizzle a small amount of pistou over each meatball
Finish with shaved manchego

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