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               The Good Life: Dining, Drinks, Destinations

      Signature Recipe from Broken Sound Club’s Executive

      Chef Jay Prisco: Mediterranean Shrimp Skewers with

      Marinated Cucumbers, Tabbouleh, Pita and Tzatziki

         Just the name of this dish—and your            Directions for Tzatziki:
      knowledge that Mediterranean food                    Grate the cucumber on the
      is one of the healthiest in the world—            box grater into a mixing bowl.
      should be all you need to plan this as            Combine remaining ingredients
      a very soon upcoming meal for family              and whisk until incorporated.
      and/or special guests. And knowing that           This can be made a day or two in
      it is a recipe from the personal collection       advance.
      of Broken Sound’s Executive Chef Jay
      Prisco provides all the confidence you need to know that it will   Tabbouleh:
      reach the table applause worthy! Chef Jay’s monthly column   1 cup bulgur wheat
      of Signature Recipes are presented here with the cooperation   1 cup water
      of Clubhouse Manager Ed Cichielo and Director of Food and   ¼ cup diced tomato
      Beverage Lorant Botha.                            ¼ cup diced cucumber
                                                        2 tablespoons chopped mint
                                                        2 tablespoon chopped parsley
                                                        3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
                                                        1 tablespoon olive oil
                                                        salt & pepper to taste
                                                           Two days before, combine
                                                        bulgur wheat and water. Let soak in
                                                        the refrigerator. If you are short on
                                                        time you could bring the water to
            Ed Cichielo          Lorant Botha           a boil, pour over the bulgur wheat
                                                        and let sit and chill in refrigerator.
      Serves 2              Food Photo by Chef John Muriel  Either method will yield a quality
      Ingredients:                                      product. Soaking it in cold water
      10 each shrimp, peeled and deveined. Size 16/20 or u15 (the   for the two days allows for a more
      size refers to the number of shrimp per pound);   al dente grain. Combine remaining ingredients in mixing bowl   For the shrimp:
      1 ½ cups tabbouleh (see recipe below);            and refrigerate. This may be made a day ahead as well. Making      Lightly marinate in salt, pepper and olive oil. Heat sauté
      1 each marinated cucumber (see recipe below);     this in advance will also allow the grain to absorb more flavor.   pan (or you can grill the shrimp) over medium heat. Sear in
      2 each pitas;                                     Marinated cucumber:                                pan and continue to cook approximately 6 minutes until shrimp
      2 ounces tzatziki (see recipe below).             1 each euro cucumber                               is cooked and tender.
      Ingredients for Tzatziki:                         1 teaspoon chopped dill                               The pita can be served room temperature or lightly toasted
      1 cup Greek yogurt;                               ½ sweet onion, julienne                            depending on your preference.
      1 each cucumber, peeled/seeded/grated;            2 tablespoon red wine vinegar                      Note for Serious Home Cooks:
      2 teaspoons garlic, chopped;                      1 tablespoon olive oil                                For garnish, Chef Jay often uses beet and carrot curls (see
      1 tablespoon dill, chopped;                       Salt & pepper to taste                             photo) that are turned on a Japanese vegetable turner. But most
      1 tablespoon mint, chopped;                          Cut the cucumber in thin slices, combine all ingredients   home cooks don’t have this handy tool, so such garnish has
      ¼ cup lemon juice;                                and refrigerate for 1 hour.                        not been listed in the ingredients here.
      Salt and pepper to taste.
      Travel: Postcards From Jessica

                                                        bucket list. But I often recommend that while they are there      As you make your forty-minute journey through the stone
                                                        not to miss visiting Jordan.                       maze either by foot or by donkey cart, you’ll come up to the
                                                           Jordan is so easily accessible by road, and to miss their   “big” reveal! Passing into the massive opening you’ll witness
                                                        UNESCO sites and beautiful terrain is a mistake. Most cruise   the famous Treasury. This towering structure was majestically
                                                        ships moving through the Red Sea will likely make a port stop   carved into the cliffside. Don’t worry, there are plenty of
                                                        at Aqaba for a day, or overnight for excursions to Petra and   opportunities to collect photographs for your Instagram or
                                                        Wadi Rum. Also, most all luxury tour operators will either   Facebook. Don’t pass up on the chance to ride the camels
                                                        include or offer extensions to Jordan.             directly in front of this biblical structure.
                                                           I assure you that once you get to Jordan you’ll feel transported      Travel Tip: Mövenpick Resort Petra is located directly at
                                                        to a terrain and culture that will have you feeling like you’re a   the entrance to the historic Jordanian city of Petra. This 5-star
                                                        true Bedouin living a biblical life! From Amman to Petra to the   resort with an oriental flair features 183 luxury hotel rooms
                                                        Wadi Rum desert, this will be a life-changing adventure.  and suites plus a wide variety of restaurants for your culinary
                                                           Your Trail Map: Your first stop to Jordan will hopefully   cravings.
                                                        be the Dead Sea, so be sure to pack your swimsuit for a dip      On to The Wadi Rum Desert. Like Lawrence of Arabia,
                                                        into the saltiest body of water on the planet, with around 34%   you’ll venture into the rose-tinted mountains and marvel at
                                                        salinity. Floating has never been so easy.         the desert vistas. Spend the day traversing the desert sands
                                                           Also, we have to be reminded that the Dead Sea is “dying,”   on four-wheel drive vehicles as you comb the landscape in
                                                        and with its waters vanishing at an alarming rate each passing   search of a Bedouin village. Once there, you will be treated
                                                        year the possibility of enjoying a visit to its shores keeps   to a traditional Middle Eastern lunch under the tents of this
                                                        receding. For accommodations, many of our clients raved   ancient habitat. Or you can be offered a short ride via camel to
                                                        about the luxury Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea.  roam like the locals. This is an experience you’ll never forget.
                                                           Whether you’re arriving in Jordan independently or with a      From One Sea to Another. You might end your trek with
      To: All Wandering Nomads in Search of Ancient Treasures  tour group, you’ll most likely start your adventure in Amman,   a stop at the Red Sea. If you have the opportunity to visit the
      From: The “Valley of the Moon,” Wadi Rum Desert   the capital of Jordan. Even though it might not be the most   port city of Aqaba on the Red Sea, you won’t be disappointed
      By Jessica Flores. Jessica has worked             glamorous of cities, the hilly topography and the flourishing   as a snorkeler or diver. The Yamanieh coral reef that’s found
      in the travel and tourism industry for            art and design scene will remind you of San Francisco.  in the Aqaba Marine Park is world known for the best views
      well over a decade. She holds both                   Travel Tip: A great place to park your camel would be the   of marine life.
      Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in                 Four Seasons. Perfectly located, this hotel delivers stunning      Wheels Down: It was the famous view of the Treasury
      Hospitality & Tourism Management.                 accommodation and service. Even the standard or deluxe   at Petra seen through the rock corridor of the Siq in Indiana
      As owner of AWAY Travel in Boca                   rooms are beautiful.                               Jones and the Last Crusade that initially sold me on the idea
      Raton, Jessica and staff bring 25 years              Next stop: Petra. This ancient Nabataean civilization   of visiting Jordan. And it was the world-class archeological
      of personal travel experience to an               was carved completely out of rock. Dating back to 300 BC,   sites, the incredible desert scenery, the friendliest people, most
      exclusive clientele looking for luxury            this city originated when the Nomadic tribes-turned-traders   delicious food, and abundant sunshine that had me confirming
      travel planning. Ready for your own               settled here for security, enabling them to control trade routes.   that my decision was well made. So, while you may not find
      journey to begin? Visit: Email Me:   Today, there’s only one way into the archaeological wonder   any of Indiana Jones’s treasure while you’re there, I promise or Call: (877) 493-AWAY  via a narrow canyon called Al Siq. It earned the nickname of   just visiting this gem of a country is the best treasure indeed.
         Pack Your Camel: I have a lot of clients who visit Israel,   the “Rose City” because it contains tombs and temples carved   Wishing You Safe Travels,
      and I totally agree this is one place you need to get on your   into the pink sandstone cliffs.      Jessica
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