Rabbit

October 12, 2009

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I borrowed my friend Kyle’s camera so I could continue taking pictures of my food. Last night we roasted a rabbit. It wasn’t very hard to do. It looks like a small cat before you cook it, but when its done it looks and tastes like chicken. Here is one of the legs. We roasted it with fennel, lemon, garlic and thyme. Also we had gnocchi with sundried tomato pesto and cream, and garlic toast. Honestly, this was really good, I would recommend trying rabbit one day if you haven’t. The only thing is that it is a bit more expensive and harder to find.

Hopefully I can get comfortable with this camera and take better pictures, but it will work in the meantime.

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Bone Marrow

August 23, 2009

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Hey pizza club, I didn’t forget about you. I have just been very busy this summer. Also, my camera has been giving me a really hard time lately. It doesn’t turn on most of the time and when it does turn on I can get about 1 good picture before it tells me the batteries are dead. I need to invest in a new camera soon.

So anyway, last night we decided to try cooking up some bone marrow. We incorporated it into the sauce that was poured over these steaks. It also had sauteed mushrooms, Stilton, and arugula. On the side, baked potatoes and fresh tomatoes. This was really good. Very filling.

It has inspired us to start something new. Each weekend we will pick some new ingredient that we are not familiar with cooking, figure out how to cook it, and make something delicious out of it. Its gonna be fun.

Grilling Week

May 29, 2009

All this week on Food Network every show is about grilling. This really has gotten us in the mood to grill any night it hasn’t been raining. The first night we took a whole rack of pork spareribs and grilled them with corn, tomatoes, onions, and scallions. This was great.

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Tonight we decided to go all out since we just got paid. Crab legs, shrimp, andouille sausage, asparagus, scallions, tomatoes, and corn. This was probably the best meal we have ever cooked. I am still so full. This is what it looked like on the table.

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Hangover Breakfast

May 25, 2009

Last night we had a small party with some friends over to see the new house, in honor of Memorial Day / our first 2 day weekend. Needless to say, there was some drinking that went on. After everybody left we almost ordered pizza, but in the end we realized we were too tired to wait. So we got up this morning and had a nice big breakfast. From left to right, we had: Croissant French toast, maple turkey keilbasa, hash browns, bacon, and scrambled eggs with Quesso Fresca. I am still really full, but strangely getting hungry again looking at this picture.

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OK its official. After 9 years of being a pretty strict non-meat eater, I have joined the real world of food again and started eating meat. Among the things i’ve had so far: BLT, keilbasa, and this. We took chicken thighs and roasted them in the oven with onions and garlic. When almost done, we added some BBQ sauce while they finished cooking. For sides we had baked beans with keilbasa and corn on the cob.

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This was kind of a meal we threw together with ingredients already around the house. Took some corn, cauliflower, chickpeas, tomatoes and cilantro, cooked them with curry. Then put it all over brown rice with salt, pepper, and a little siracha. Really simple & delicious.

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The other night we spotted some fresh never frozen salmon at the seafood counter and quickly bought it. We placed it in a cast iron pan with some fresh ginger, lemons, cilantro, onions, and a touch of honey. Baked covered for 15 minutes, took the cover off for 15 more, and you have this:

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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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