Two recipes for your holiday gatherings

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - We're all looking for something simple but delicious to serve at holiday parties.

The staff at Bonefish Grill visits WBTV News Saturday Morning to share two recipes.  One is a tasty salsa to top your holiday meal.  The other is a knock-your-socks-off cocktail for party guests.

White White Cosmo Recipe:
2 oz           Your Favorite Cranberi vodka
.75 oz        Cointreau
1 oz           Fresh Lime Juice/Simple Syrup Mixture
2 oz           White Cranberry juice
3 to 4        Cranberries (floating as garnish)

Combine ingredients over ice in shaker tin.  Shake & strain into chilled martini glass.  Garnish with 3 or 4 frozen cranberries floating on the top.
For a stronger Cosmo flavorite, substitute your favorite Citron flavored vodka.

Warm Mango Salsa Recipe: 
2 each or 2 1/2 cups         Firm, fresh mangos
2 tbsp                               Fresh red pepper, diced
1 tbsp                               Fresh garlic, chopped
1/4 cup                             Red onion, diced
1 tbsp                               Olive oil
1/4 tsp                             Crushed red pepper flakes
3 tbsp                               Light corn syrup
1 tbsp                               Granulated sugar
2 each or 2 tbsp               Scallions, chopped
1/4 cup                             Cilantro, chopped

Peel, seed and dice mango.
Place 2 cups of mango into a large bowl with garlic and red pepper– reserve 1/2 cup of mango.
Place reserved mango in blender and puree until smooth. Combine with diced mango, garlic, and red pepper.
Heat olive oil in small sauté pan – add red onions and cook until tender (about 2 to 3 minutes). (Note: Red onions can be substituted with yellow onions.)
Place on paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
Combine with all remaining ingredients and add to bowl with mango. Mix well.
Pour into a small sauté pan and heat for 1 to 2 minutes – until warmed.
Remove from heat and stir in scallions and cilantro.
Serve immediately over fish.

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