We sat and ate it on the living room floor. Tasty Tasty.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
combine garlic gloves, fresh ginger, hot green or red chilies, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cardamom pods, cloves, bayleaf, cinnamon add plain unsweetened notfat organic greek style yogurt and marinate 2-24 hours. Remember eating is about your eyes and most people like Tandoori red so hit a little red food coloring in there... Tandoori tastes way better when you actually grill it. Try to replicate the high heat of the Tandoor without killing your chicken.
For the Mint Raita mix yogurt with a little water, add 1 small onion chopped finely, some salt and 1/tsp mint sauce. garnish with chopped fresh mint leaves.
Don't forget the Naan! brush with melted butter or preferably Ghee if you have it.
Now whip up some Jeera rice. I got this recipe out of Ismael Merchants wonderful Passionate meals.1 1/2 cups Basmati rice, 3 tbsp Vegetable oil, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 2-2" Cinnamon sticks, 4 Cloves, 1/4 tsp salt. First you bloom the spices slowly in the oil making sure they don't scorch and then you boil the rice. Real simple, Real tasty.
I served this all with onion and tomato slices and a nice Pale Ale
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Curry Dijon King Salmon on a Bed of Sautéed Onion Ginger Cabbage, Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Brown Gravy, with Steamed Green Asparagus on the Side
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Slice your onions and cabbage, grate your ginger, etc.
Begin by heating your oil and sautée onions until tender and golden.
Mix curry powder, and dijon together with two tsp water. Brush this mixture evenly over Salmon.
Roast appx. 15 min until opaque through.
While Salmon is roasting, your onions will be done. Add ginger and cumin to skillet. Cook, and stir, 1 minute. Then add cabbage and salt. Cover and cook 10 to 12 minutes until cabbage is just tender and begins to brown.
Dad's Special Plate
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Clean Squid, remove Quill, seperate head from Mantle, skin and remove Wings, cut Tentacles from eyes and gunk (retaining ink sac if you want to make black crutons later), turn Mantle inside out and rinse any remaining gunk off, cut Tentacles in half making sure to remove beak. you should be left with a clean Mantle, clean Wings, and tasty Tentacle halves. Cut Mantle into rings and wing, maybe in half depending on size.
Ok, here goes! Cook diced Jalapeno , crushed Chipotle and minced Garlic in oil maybe 15 seconds. Do not burn your Garlic! Add clean stemmed and chopped Mustard Greens. Cook until wilted. Add Squid and Salt to taste and cook until Squid is opaque. Serve with your favorite Rice and a drizzle of Tamari sauce.
Monday, March 23, 2009
1 large Sweet Yellow Onion
1 good bunch of Kale (chopped stems removed)
1/2 cup Bulghar Wheat
1 can Black Eye Peas
Plain Non Fat Yogurt
Toast the Bulghar Wheat in some Olive Oil until golden. Add 1 cup boiling water and set aside. Saute Sweet Yellow Onion in 2 tsp Olive Oil til carmelized. Drain and rinse Black Eye Peas. Add Bulghar, Peas and Kale. Toss gently. Cover and simmer until Kale is cooked down and shiny. Add 1 tbsp Tamari and stir. Serve with a dollop of Yogurt and a sprinkle of Tamari.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
There was a great tragedy in my kitchen today. The other day I made potato salad since the picture of Mom making some inspired me. Oh yum, potato salad. Such a great summery food. It almost makes the rain and snow go away. So taking it out of the fridge for lunch my hand slipped. The entire bowl (minus the small amount I had yesterday) landed on the floor. Upside down. Plastic wrap won't keep potato salad in the bowl, it's not strong enough. Such wonderful food, lost. All that time and effort, wasted. Here's a picture of my trash can full of one of my favorite foods. Such a great tragedy...
Monday, March 16, 2009
Make a nice Chimichurri, think Parsley, Garlic, Green Onion, Horseradish, Salt, Pepper, Vinegar and a little Olive Oil. puree till thick and pungent. Steam some Chard. Cook up your Quinoa. Grill your Flank Steak.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Salted & Fried Pork Belly!
(If you would like this picture in a higher resolution, or bigger, so you can use it as your desktop background... just drop me an e-mail. I'd be happy to provide it.)
(Personally, I would've used fresh spinach if I had it.)
Pick this up.
Put it in you.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Serve over steamed Asparagus.