The Raven recipe

The Raven recipe

This is the perfect spooky/gothic drink brilliant at Halloween or anytime and v. tasty.

Invented by Jaz for the Metal heads of Eastbourne, England and for fun spooky drink lovers everywhere!

Scale ingredients to servings 1

1 oz Smirnoff® vodka

1 oz white rum

1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur

3 oz 7-Up® soda

2 oz peach schnapps

1 dash Vimto® blackcurrant squash concentrate or any dark fruit concentrate

1 chopped lime (optional)

Mix ice, vodka, rum and the blue curacao together and shake, pour all of it into into a tall glass and add 7up and peach schnapps. Add a dash of vimto concentrate to the top which will settle to the bottom of the glass giving a Ravens wing effect, add the lime to the top and DO NOT STIR. Looks great with a black straw.

Turkish Pasta with Bison Sauce

Turkish Pasta with Bison Sauce

Turkish Pasta with Bison Sauce
Sweet aromatic spices, cilantro, mint and lemon marry well with bison in this delicious pasta sauce.

Serves
8
Prep Time
60 min
Total Time
60 min.

Ingredients

2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pound ground bison
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1 14-ounce c diced tomatoes
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus more to taste
1 pound whole-wheat wide pasta, such as pappardelle or fettuccine
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt, preferably Greek-style (see Note)
Cooking Directions

Step 1

Put a pot of water on to boil.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large, high-sided skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery; cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Stir in paprika, coriander, salt, pepper, cumin and cinnamon. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables are well coated and the spices are fragrant, about 45 seconds.

Step 3

Increase the heat to medium-high and add bison. Cook, stirring and breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 4 to 6 minutes. Add pomegranate juice and scrape up any browned bits. Stir in tomatoes and juice, 3/4 cup cilantro, mint and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, maintaining a gentle simmer and stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Add a little water if the sauce gets too thick; if it’s too thin, increase the heat and boil for a few minutes. Season with more pepper and lemon juice, if desired.

Step 4

Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water until just tender, about 9 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and divide the pasta among 8 shallow bowls. Spoon the sauce over the noodles and garnish with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of the remaining cilantro.

Nutrition Info

Serving: Per serving

Calories: 380

Carbohydrates: 54g

Fat: 10g

Protein: 23g

Dietary Fiber: 10g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Monounsaturated Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Potassium: 291mg

Sodium: 264mg

Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1 fat

Carbohydrate Servings: 3