I know. I know. In yesterday’s “peanut butter post”, I said that “my Food & Wine coverage might be, more or less, done for 2016”. Well, it is. Sort of.
I just can’t get Epcot’s Quinoa Salad out of my head! You remember it, right? How could you not? I raved and raved about it with, just about, every post I published!
Served by Patagonia, that salad helped carry their Roasted Verlasso Salmon to the top of the 2016 All in WDW Food & Wine Festival FINAL Top 20! It finished in 2nd place!
Anyway, I really can’t get it off my mind. So much so that I had to try making it for myself! How’d I do that? Well, I referred to Disney for instruction!
This year’s “The Best of Epcot Festivals Cookbook” is the second such festival-focused book I’ve purchased over the years.
Including such recipes as “Food” & Garden’s Watermelon Salad and Shrimp and Stone-Ground Grits, as well as Food & Wine favorites like Ireland’s Seafood Fisherman’s Pie, it includes a bunch of 2016’s dishes.
Enter the quinoa. I wasn’t quite in the mood for salmon this weekend, but I did have a craving for quinoa. A little bit of food prep later, let me unveil Bob’s Cajun-Seasoned Shrimp over Quinoa Salad!
The verdict, my friends? Mrs. All in WDW gave it two “thumbs up”!
Myself? The salad dressing’s recipe calls for a generous helping of olive oil. Frankly, the next time I make the dish, I’m going to dial that back a bit. Otherwise? It was quite delicious!
Recommendation? If you get to Food & Wine, buy the cookbook. It includes most of Epcot’s most popular dishes. Wouldn’t it be great to enjoy the festivals’ delicious food at home? You bet!