How to plan your 4th of July party

Like any good holiday, 4th of July revolves around food, family, and friends. And while it’s fun to spend time in the kitchen, your friends and family are hanging out enjoying the day with out you. It’s not an ideal way to spend the holiday. The best way to be in the present and be part of the memories that you will cherish for years to come is to get get a helping hand. That’s where we come in!

We make all your 4th of July favorites! All-American burgers and hot dog cook out, traditional 4th of July desserts, and fruit and veggie platters for everyone to snack on.pie1IMG_20180703_103714_876

If you want to offer more gourmet appetizers we have delicious bruschetta topped crostini, ahi tuna ceviche, or bacon wrapped dates!

For entree dishes we also serve New York strip steak, ribs, bbq brisket and more.

Click on the link to view our entire menu! www.riseandshinecatering.com

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Let’s TACO ‘BOUT it!

Hola Amigos!

Cinco de Mayo is NACHO ordinary holiday!

Many of us know how to celebrate Cinco De Mayo, but what most of us don’t know is why!
With Cinco de Mayo just 17 glorious days away, we wanted to shed a little light on how this cherished holiday came to be and of course share a few of our favorite recipes to celebrate it with.

First thing is First! ~ To all who thought this, do not feel bad. You have been misinformed.
It is actually one of the greater misconceptions of this holiday.
Here’s the truth bomb… Ready?

Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day.

Cinco de Mayo or the fifth of May actually celebrates the date when the Mexican Army defeated France in battle. The battle of Puebla vs. France during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862 to be exact. Which in actuality is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico.

Although, here in the United States we celebrate this convivial holiday as a commemoration to Mexican culture and heritage. And boy oh boy! Do we love the culture, not to mention the deliciousness that comes from their palate!

 

Now our favorite part…THE FOOD!

 

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Ingredients:

8 Ripe Avocados (pitted & peeled)
3 Roma Tomatos (chopped)
1/2 cup of Fresh Cilantro (chopped)
4 Green Onions (chopped)
4 Jalapeños (seeded & minced)
4 Garlic Cloves (minced finely)
3 Limes (juiced)
Salt and Black Pepper (for taste)

Directions:

Mash Avocados with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Place avocado seeds in the guacamole.
Cover the bowl tightly with plastic, and leave it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

 

Tacos Al Pastor

Ingredients (serves 12):

Screen Shot 2018-04-17 at 10.45.38 PM5 lbs pork shoulder
4 Pasilla chiles
4 Guajillo chiles
3 Chiles De Arbol
3 Tbsp 
achiote paste
2 Onions
cups fresh pineapple
5 Cloves of garlic
1 Tsp cinnamon
2 Tsp kosher salt
1 Tsp Mexican oregano
Corn or flour tortillas
bunch cilantro
Limes

Directions:

  1. Using gloves, crack the stem off and scrape out the seeds from the dried chiles. Place them in a blender and cover with hot water. Allow to soften for 20 minutes.
  2. To the blender add achiote paste, one onion, skin removed and halved, pineapple, garlic, cinnamon, salt and Mexican oregano. Blend until pureed.

  3. Trim fat from the pork shoulder and slice meat into small chunks. Place in a plastic bag that seals or container that can be covered with a lid and pour the chile mixture over the pork. Using gloves, mix the chile marinade and pork and chill in refrigerator overnight. 8 hours is fine, but 24 hours is better.
  4. Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Method:

  5. Place marinated pork and remaining marinade in the Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) and close lid and lock. Press (Manual) and at the High Pressure setting, then use the [+] button to choose 75 minutes pressure cooking time. When done, remove from pressure cooker and place pork chunks in a 11×13″ baking pan or stone. Roast uncovered for 1 hour in 225°F oven to render fat and crisp up edges.

  6. Oven Method:
  7. Shake off excess marinade and place pork chunks in a 11×13″ baking pan or stone.
  8. Slow roast at 225°F covered with aluminum foil for 4 hours. Remove the aluminum foil and continue roasting for 1 hour or until completely tender when pulled with a fork.

  9. Serve over rice and beans or in small tortillas topped with chopped onions, cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice and hot salsa.

     

Screen Shot 2018-04-17 at 11.00.50 PM The Original Margarita
Ingredients:
2 Onces of silver tequila
3/4 Ounces of simple syrup or agave nectar
3/4 Onces of lime juice
1/2 Ounce of Triple Sec or Cointreau
Kosher Salt
Directions:
1) For the salted rim, take a wedged lime and coat the rim of the margarita glass. Dip in the salt and rotate until the rim is covered.
2) Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a cup of ice. Share vigorously and pour straight into a chilled margarita glass with the ice from the shaker. Garnish with a lime wheel. 
Rise and Shine Catering will make it a day to remember.
Book us for your celebration. 

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Business Shout Out!

Last week, we at Rise and Shine Catering served an easy going chic luncheon to the delightful guests of Hogan and Lovells. The Couscous Greek Salad was a hit! “Simple, but packed with flavor!” was the comment we kept hearing. Seconds and thirds were served because guests couldn’t get enough of our fresh California Cuisine. We appreciate Hogan Lovells’ business. They’ve been a regular client of ours for years, and we’re so happy we are able to serve them time and time again.

They’re such a tremendous company that really care about their employees and clients. All the employees we spoke to expressed how happy they were to work there. We kept hearing “this is a good company to work for.” Their business model of compassion and empathy is what we want to keep building at Rise and Shine Catering. We love our employees and our clients, and we want to go above and beyond to serve everyone in our circle.

Hogan Lovells – thank you for the opportunity to help you create a successful event.

Book your next event here

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Uncorked’s Sip & Savor at Santa Monica Pier!

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This weekend Rise and Shine took part in Uncorked’s Sip & Savor event at Santa Monica Pier. It was a huge success we served one of our most popular dishes, Vegan Ceviche. Everyone enjoyed this dish and had an amazing time. We hope to get the chance to serve you soon, and give you and your guests the chance to try one of our amazing dishes!sipnsavor3sipnsavor2sipnsavor

 

We Can Cater Your Conventions!

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Do you have a huge event coming up and don’t know how you will tend to the appetite of hundreds? Look no further, we have you covered. We can cater any event, any size. Below are some photos that we took at our most recent convention. Stay tuned for more on our Instagram at riseandshinecatering, our Pinterest at pinterest.com/riseshinecater/ and our Twitter @riseshinecater. IMG_2418IMG_2414

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