Alligator Pear Catering

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Lime in the Coconut Macaroons



2 large egg whites

¼ cup sugar

1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

7 ounces unsweetened coconut shavings (about 4 cups)



Place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 325°. Whisk egg whites and sugar in a large bowl just until frothy. Whisk in lime zest and salt. Add coconut and fold to coat.

Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of coconut mixture onto 2 parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheets. Bake, rotating pans halfway through from top to bottom and back to front, until golden brown, 18-22 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets.


If you can't find unsweetened coconut chips, use two 7-oz. bags of sweetened shredded coconut and reduce the sugar to 1 Tbsp.


recipe courtesy  bonappetit


 Roasted Lamb

Traditional Spring Entree

for Easter and Passover 




12 large unpeeled garlic cloves, divided

1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons unsalted butter or margerine, melted

1 (6-pound) boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and tied

4 to 5 pounds small, unpeeled potatoes (16 to 20 potatoes)

2 tablespoons good olive oil




Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place the oven rack in the lower third of the oven so the lamb will sit in the middle of the oven.


Peel 6 of the cloves of garlic and place them in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Add the rosemary, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and butter/ margerine. Process until the garlic and rosemary are finely minced. Thoroughly coat the top and sides of the lamb with the rosemary mixture. Allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour.


Toss the potatoes and remaining unpeeled garlic in a bowl with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place in the bottom of a large roasting pan. Place the lamb on top of the potatoes and roast for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature of the lamb is 135 degrees (rare) or 145 degrees (medium). Remove from the oven and put the lamb on a platter; cover tightly with aluminum foil. Allow the lamb to rest for about 20 minutes. Slice and serve with the potatoes.


recipe courtesy Ina Garten


  Pan Seared Asparagus with Green Garlic



1 small bulb green garlic (with formed cloves)

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 to 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut on the diagonal into 2-inch lengths


Freshly ground pepper

1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley



1. Separate the garlic bulb into cloves, remove the thick skins from each clove, and cut the garlic into thin slices.


2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large, heavy skillet. Add the asparagus and salt to taste. Sauté until the asparagus is tender and the skin has shriveled slightly, about five minutes. Add the garlic, and continue to sauté for another minute until the garlic is translucent. Adjust salt, add the pepper and parsley, and serve.

recipe courtesy NY Times

Spring 2015


Dear Friends,


Spring is here and its time to set the table for Easter and Passover celebrations.  In this issue you'll find some fresh recipes to share with your family and friends. As you look over the newsletter featuring some of the events we've been privileged to cater, be sure to check the link to fun things to do around town for Earth Day!


Warm regards for a season of abundance,

The APC Family

* Note: click on any photo to view more information or event coverage.


Photo credits: C Magazine, Sean Twomey at 2me Studios

for YourBASH!, United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles and Eslinger Photo, 

Foo Fighter's Bassist Nate Mandel Marries
 Longtime LOVE Kate Jackson 

Click on any photo to view more event coverage, to see their
exclusive menu and to read the C Magazine Article


United Cerebral Palsy LA Celebrates 70th Anniversary 
at Hanger 8 in Santa Monica

Photo credit: Sean Twomey at 2me Studio for YourBASH! 

Thank you Jordano's Foodservice 
for featuring us in your Special 
100th Anniversary Issue of 
The Scoop Magazine!

Field of Dreams Launch Party!
The Pilgrim's School community wide celebration and fund raiser helped 
to bring the dream of having a grass athletic field within reach! 


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