The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern

Knockout Dishes with Down-Home Flavor

By Lee, Matt & Lee, Ted

Publishers Summary:
Product DescriptionFrom two South Carolina-bred brothers comes the ground-breaking cookbook for new Southern cooking: The Lee Bros. Simple, Fresh, Southern. Matt and Ted Lee were raised on long-simmered greens, slow-smoked meats, and deep-fried everything. But after years of traveling as journalists and with farm fresh foods more available than ever, Matt and Ted have combined the old with the new, infusing family recipes with bright flavors. Using crisp produce, lighter cooking methods, and surprising combinations, these are recipes to make any night of the week. From The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern: Ginger Lemonade If we were musicians, we’d write a torch song about ginger and lemon, a match made in heaven. And though we’ve been drinking fresh lemonade as long as we can remember (Coca-Cola was taboo at 83 East Bay Street), we never thought to make a cold fresh-ginger lemonade until recently. Now we’re making up for lost time. This drink is easy to make, super-refreshing, and happens to be a kick-ass mixer with bourbon and tequila, so those of you who are of age should mix up the Lemon Gingerita variation that follows.--Matt Lee and Ted Lee Ingredients 2 ounces fresh ginger, peeled, cut into thin disks (1/3 cup) 1/4 cup honey, or more to taste 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 4 large lemons) (Serves 8) Directions 1. Put the ginger in a medium heatproof bowl. Bring 2 cups cold water to a boil, then pour it into the bowl and stir to agitate the ginger. Slowly pour in the honey, stirring until it’s dissolved in the concentrate. Add the salt, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes. 2. Strain the concentrate into a large pitcher (it will keep for 5 days, covered, in the refrigerator), reserving the ginger slices. Add 3 cups cold water and the lemon juice to the pitcher, and sweeten to taste with honey. Set the pitcher in the refrigerator to cool further; store the ginger slices in the refrigerator as well. (The lemonade and ginger slices will keep in the refrigerator for 5 days.) 3. Fill each highball or pint glass two-thirds of the way to the rim with ice, and pour the ginger lemonade over it. Garnish with a slice of the steeped ginger. Time: 10 minutes steeping, 5 minutes preparation Lemon Gingerita With a fine Microplane grater, zest one of the lemons you’ll squeeze to make the Ginger Lemonade onto a plate; from another lemon, cut as many thumbnail-size pieces of lemon peel as the number of margaritas you plan to make. Prepare the ginger lemonade, and when it’s ready to serve, for each margarita, take a piece of the lemon peel and rub it around the rim of the glass. Dip the rim in the grated lemon zest (it’s okay if the lemon-zest rim is patchy; lemon zest is intense), fill the glass with ice, and top with 3 ounces Ginger Lemonade and 1 ounce silver tequila. Stir, and garnish with a slice of lemon peel and a slice of the steeped ginger.

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ISBN
978-0-30745-359-4
Publisher
Clarkson Potter


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Reviewed on August 15, 2009

Two sets of Southern siblings offer their takes on American and Southern cuisine, respectively. The Georgia-born sons of Food Network star Paula Deen give fans what they have come to expect in their mother's cookbooks (The Deen Family Cookbook): glossy photos, down-home cooking, and personality. Accessible recipes are organized by meat, poultry, fish, grilling, pasta and friends, crockpot cooking, main-course salads, Jack's favorites (kid food), and no-fuss desserts. From Shrimp 'n' G...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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