This post is kindly sponsored by Village Farms, but all opinions are 100% my own.
It’s time for our second Supper Club y’all! I am so excited to cook and hang out with you guys for the second Supper Club this year! I love Supper Club because it’s a place where we can come together as women and cook, chat, and support each other all while being miles apart! That’s the beauty of a virtual Supper Club and I love that anyone can be involved! I partnered up with Village Farms again to bring you the best Summer recipes for grilling and entertaining all summer long! My Spicy Asian Cucumber Noodle Salad and my Grilled Cioppino Foil Packets are two fresh and delicious recipes that are perfect for patio hanging with your friends and family!
In case you are new here and want to know more about what this Virtual Supper Club is all about and how it works, here’s the deal…
We all come together over on Instagram where I will share recipes and tips, we will have live cooking shows, chat sessions and more! I will be cooking up these two delicious recipes live and you will have the chance to cook them right along with me or you can just come hang out for the conversations! Either way, it’s a blast and no topic is off the table! In March, we chatted about all things parenting and the struggles that come with it but this round we are chatting Summer grilling and entertaining including tips to help you host your own Supper Clubs or dinner parties! I figured what better way to celebrate the rest of summer, than with your girlfriends and some yummy food! We are going to explore tastes of Asia and Italy with these dishes and I love the flavors of these recipes so much!
The first recipe we are going to cook up is my Spicy Asian Cucumber Noodle Salad that is the perfect side dish to bring to potlucks, or to serve up any of the night with some grilled chicken thighs or seafood! I used Village Farms Luscious Seedless Long English® Cucumbers to make crisp cucumber noodles, which are so fun for this salad! I toss them with a Thai inspired vinaigrette and finish it all off with spicy peppers, fresh herbs, and crushed peanuts! This salad is one for the books and couldn’t be more beautiful either! I could seriously eat this dish every day of the week and never get tired of it and you are going to love it too!
For the second recipe, we are heading to the coast of Italy! Not really, but we are going to pretend! My Grilled Cioppino Foil Packets are perfect for warm summer nights complete with a crisp glass of your favorite white wine! If you don’t know what cioppino is, it’s a seafood stew, typically served in a large pot on the stove, but I turned it into an easy recipe that can be made into individual packets on the grill perfect for entertaining! I took one of my favorite tomatoes, Village Farms Cherry no. 9 Fall in Love Again® tomatoes and turned them into a luscious sauce that is a delicious base for lots of fresh seafood! These cioppino foil packets are packed full of flavor and your guests are going to flip over how tasty and beautiful they are!
Tune in Tuesday, July 16th and Thursday, July 18th on Instagram to catch me live! Bring your drink of choice, your appetite, and your girl talk! I can’t wait to get to know you more! This week is going to be a blast!
SPICY ASIAN CUCUMBER NOODLE SALAD:
4 Village Farms Luscious Seedless Long English®
1/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
1 Tsp. Granulated Sugar
1 Tsp. Kosher Salt
1 Tsp. Fish Sauce
1/2 Cup Thinly Sliced Onion
1 Serrano Pepper or Hot Chile Sliced Thin
2 Tbsp. Fresh Mint
2 Tbsp. Fresh Basil
2 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro
1/4 Cup Crushed Peanuts
Spiralize the cucumber to make noodles. (You can alternatively just diced them if you don’t have a way to make veggie noodles!)
Make dressing by combining lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, and salt in a bowl and whisking to combine.
In a large bowl add noodles, onion, chile peppers, and 1/2 of the dressing and toss to combine.
Top with fresh herbs and crushed peanuts and serve immediately.
Add extra dressing if desired.
GRILLED CIOPPINO FOIL PACKETS:
1 Lb. Fresh Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1 Lb. Clams (can sub mussels)
1 Lb. of Halibut (can sub cod), cut into chunks
3 Cups of Village Farms Cherry no. 9 Fall in Love Again®
1/2 Cup Fresh Fennel
5 Cloves of Minced Garlic
2 Shallots, finely minced
1 Cup Fish Stock
1 Tbsp. Salt
1/2 Tbsp. Black Pepper
1 Tsp. Red Chili Flake
1 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
2 Bay Leaves
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
Preheat grill to 400 degrees.
Place a large cast iron skillet directly on the grill. (If you don’t have a cast iron, feel free to do this portion on the stove.)
Add oil to the skillet along with the shallots, garlic, fennel, tomatoes, and red chili flake and season with 1/2 of the salt and pepper.
Sauté the veggies until the tomatoes start to burst and the the shallots and fennel get tender.
Add in tomato paste, seafood stock, and bay leaves to the skillet and stir to combine.
Bring to a simmer and cook for another 5-10 minutes until reduced slightly.
At this time remove the skillet from the grill.
Make 4 Foil Packets and add a few ladles of the tomato broth into each packet.
Top with an equal amount of all seafood and then stir to combine.
Season with the rest of the salt and pepper and close the foil packets tightly.
Close the grill lid and cook for 10-12 minutes until seafood is just cooked through.
For the last couple minutes of grilling, place slices of baguette onto the grill for 1-2 minutes per side.
To serve open foil packets, garnish with fresh basil, and serve with grilled bread for dipping.
P.S. Come share your favorite summer tomato or cucumber potluck dish and recipe with me on Instagram and you can be entered for a super fun giveaway that is happening too! You won’t want to miss it!