Lobster + Scallops

April 19, 2009

Had to go over to the ‘other’ Publix today on the opposite side of town to get some things for specials at work tomorrow. While we were there, we noticed how much nicer their seafood counter is than at the one we usually go to. We picked up 2 lobster tails and 1/2 pound of scallops. We broiled the lobster with garlic tomatoes. Cooked up some corn on the cob. And seared off the scallops (which is very hard to do on the electric range our new house has blessed us with). Great dinner, the cats were going crazy, the whole house still smells like seafood…

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Pad Thai + Tom Yum

April 17, 2009

After another exciting trip to the Asian market, we made this delicious dinner. The Pad Thai is rice noodles with fried tofu, tomatoes, egg, bean sprouts, scallions, and cilantro, topped with peanuts. Along with some special sauces that you can only find at that store. Next is the Tom Yum soup. Very simple with onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, and lemon basil. As a side, they sell these frozen scallion pancakes that toast up really good on the stove. Overall, we really enjoyed this meal. Look forward to more posts with ingredients from the Asian market, we usually go pretty crazy there.

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Fingerling Potatoes

April 8, 2009

So last night was officially the first time I have ever eaten a fingerling potato. Let me tell you, they were good. I loved how much they both were and weren’t exactly like regular potatoes. A very creamy texture, but when you bite in they snap. These were prepared with garlic, onion, rosemary, and butter. So good.. thinking about making hash browns with the leftovers. Next on the plate was simply roasted red beets. A delicious treat that definitely never stains your fingers. Then we have brussel sprouts. We love them. We cooked them with garlic, onion, chives, and vegetable stock. Finally, the ‘protein’ of the meal. One Morningstar bbq riblet. Fresh outta the microwave. Overall, another great meal.

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This is the 2nd thing we have made in our new kitchen (the first being a lasagna for my friend Kyle who helped us move). These tacos are loosely based on the fish tacos at a place here in town we love to eat from. We baked some beer-battered filets and wrapped them in tortillas with chipotle & cilantro mayo, pepper jack cheese, and cabbage mix. On the side, Caesar salad. I love these fish tacos.

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Also, remember my older post about the beer we had brewed? Well, during our move we came across the 20 or so bottles we had pretty much forgotten about. About a month after we brewed it, we put one in the fridge, tried it, and it was flat. So however many months later, it must have fermented some more in the bottle. Now its perfect! A little hoppy, but really tasty. It has great ‘drinkability’. Can’t wait to brew another batch, next week maybe.

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