Food & Drink

Passion for Spices says 'Cheers to All the Moms!'

Enjoy a Fun Appetizer and a Perfect Cocktail, Courtesy of Passion for Spices™ Credits: May Fridel

From May Fridel of Passion for Spices -

This spring’s warm weather is perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day by making tasty food and enjoying with family.  I am sure your mom will appreciate a thoughtful dinner set outside with a seasonal menu with exciting flavors.

Mother’s Day Starter: Peppery Kerala Shrimp with Curried Mayo

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1 lb. raw shrimp, cleaned and deveined
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 lemon cut into wedges

1 tbsp Keralan Curry
1 tsp garlic paste
1 sprig curry leaves (optional)
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper

Curried Mayo Dip: 
¼ cup sunflower oil
1 tsp Keralan Curry
½ lemon ¼ tsp salt
1 tsp Dijon mustard

In a medium bowl, combine marinade ingredients. Add shrimp, mix well, and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Discard curry leaf sprig after marinating.

  1. Heat oil in a large cast iron frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Add shrimp and fry for 2 minutes. Turn shrimp and cook another minute.
  3. Serve shrimp with lemon wedges so juice can be squeezed over top.

Mother’s Day Cocktail: Ginger Pomegranate Spritz

Serves 8 – 10 people


8oz. Vodka or Gin
1 cup of water
2 inches of Whole Ginger
1 cup of evaporated cane sugar
4 limes, juiced
1 lime cut into ½ inch rings
1 quart of sparkling mineral water
1 quart of pomegranate juice (like POM)
1 bunch of fresh mint leaves
2 cups of crushed ice


Ginger Infused Simple Syrup:
Take a heavy bottom saucepan,  add the sugar and the water along with the whole ginger mashed up. Heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Let it cool for 2 hours to infuse the ginger flavor.

  1. In a pitcher, add the mint leaves to crushed ice and a few slices of lime.
  2. Strain the simple syrup and add it to the pitcher and mix well.
  3. Add the pomegranate juice and the lime juice and mix it well.
  4. Top it with the sparkling mineral water.  
  5. Pour over a lime ring.

You can replace the pomegranate juice with mango juice.











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