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Recipe and Design Calypso Steak Salad

Geometric Soaps

Prep: 20 min., Grill: 10 min., Stand: 10 min. We

The fun shaped soaps are great for all ages.

recommend Desert Pepper Trading Company Peach Mango Salsa for this recipe.

Ingredients • • • • • • • • • • • •

1 1/2 pounds  beef strip steaks 1 1/2  teaspoons  grated lime rind, divided 3  tablespoons  fresh lime juice, divided 1  (8-oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained 1/2  cup  peach-mango salsa 1/3  cup  diced red onion 1/3  cup  diced green bell pepper 1/4  cup  chopped fresh cilantro 1/2  teaspoon  salt 1  teaspoon  Jamaican jerk seasoning 1  head romaine lettuce Garnish: chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation: 1. Place strip steaks in a shallow dish, and add 1 tsp. grated lime rind and 1 1/2 Tbsp. lime juice, turning to coat. 2. Stir together pineapple, next 5 ingredients, remaining 1/2 tsp. grated lime rind, and remaining 1 1/2 Tbsp. lime juice until blended. 3. Remove steaks from lime juice mixture, discarding juice. Sprinkle steaks evenly with 1 tsp. Jamaican jerk seasoning. 4. Grill steaks, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 4 to 5 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Let steaks stand 10 minutes, and cut into thin strips. 5. Arrange lettuce leaves on a serving platter, and top with sliced steak and salsa mixture. Garnish, if desired. Diane Sparrow, Osage, Iowa, Southern Living, AUGUST 2007

What You Need: • • • • • • •

Blocks of translucent (glycerin) soap in pink, blue, and green (available at crafts stores) Block of opaque white soap (available at crafts stores) Sharp knife Glass container for melting soap Toothpick Purchased soap mold, deep plastic cookie cutter, or desired mold shape Aluminum foil

Instructions: 1. To make checkerboard soap, cut a 3/8-inch slice of the pink soap. Cut that slice into nine cubes. Arrange five of the cubes in the bottom of the mold. Set aside. Cube the white soap into the glass container. Place in the microwave until just melted. Remove and let set until a film forms over the top. Push the film away with a toothpick and carefully pour the white soap into the mold over the pink soap. Let it set for a few minutes. Arrange the last four cubes of pink soap in openings between the first pink soap cubes. Finish filling the mold. Allow to cool thoroughly before removing from mold. 2. For striped or X and O soap, follow directions as for checkerboard soap, except cut strips of pink or a pink X and green O and lay in the bottom of the mold. 3. For the egg soap, place egg cookie cutter on a sheet of foil. Arrange shapes of soap on the foil. Slowly fill with white melted soap. Allow to cool. Remove soap from the cookie cutter. Courtesy of Better Homes and