Friday, July 19, 2013

Beat the Heat Day 5 Recipe - Egyptian-Style Key-Limeade

It's Friday, which means we've made it through this week's heat wave!

Here's a drink we recommend for Day 5 of "Beat the Heat." You'll find this recipe in Nile Style: Egyptian Cuisine and Culture by Amy Riolo, now in an updated paperback edition. How could this frothy, tangy-sweet drink not be refreshing? Sounds like the perfect way to keep cool after a long week of hazy, humid heat.

Egyptian-Style Key-Limeade

4 key limes, halved, or 2 lemons, juiced
1/2 cup sugar, or to taste
2 1/2 cups cold water
1/2 cup milk


Place key limes or lemon juice in a blender. Add sugar, water, and milk.

Blend on high for 3 minutes, or if using key limes, until they have completely disintegrated.

Strain the juice and pour into 4 tall glasses and let sit for a few minutes to allow the froth to rise to the top.

Now expanded with new recipes in a paperback edition, this unique cookbook is devoted to the multi-ethnic and multi-religious history of the Egyptian table. Twenty-five menus celebrate occasions such as the Ancient Nile Festival, Ramadan Breakfast, and Passover. Each menu includes a historical and anecdotal introduction along with the recipes.  This cookbook offers something for every palate!

  • More than 150 easy-to-follow recipes
  • Egyptian food history timelines
  • Glossary of Egyptian ingredients and “Where to Buy” Guide 

Award-winning author, popular lecturer, cooking show host, restaurant consultant, and educator, Amy Riolo, is known for fusing the worlds of culture, cuisine, and history.

Amy is the author of Arabian Delights: Recipes & Princely Entertaining Ideas from the Arabian Peninsula (Capitol Books, 3007) and The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook (American Diabetes Association). She also wrote Nile Style: Egyptian Cuisine and Culture, which won the Gourmand Award for "Best Arab Cuisine Book" in the United States in 2009.

Recipes from earlier this week:
Day 4: Potato and Chickpea Salad
Day 3: Potato and Pomegranate Salad
Day 2: Peach Coconut Paletas
Day 1: Shrimp Salad on Mixed Green