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Dejah

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  1. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Just got back from a 4000 mile road trip to Morgan City, Louisiana - celebrating the centennial of the making of the first Tarzan movie in the Atchafalaya Swamp. We were there with a gathering of Edgar Rice Burroughs(grandfather of sci-fi and author of Tarzan) fans. I just saw mention of gumbo up thread...some of our friends had great seafood gumbo, but hubby and I indulged, 2 evenings, on Royal Red Shrimp Boil (or bawld, as pronounced by the locals!). I've never tasted any shrimp SO good - flavour and texture of lobster, and huge! There were about 16 to the lb, and I couldn't finish my order. Didn't do any side trips this time, and I was missing my garden and kitchen... First meal at home- grilled tenderloin with new taters from the garden, carrots, salad, and sauteed mushrooms Tonight, supper was Black Bean Garlic Beef with Bitter Melon on Udon noodles
  2. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Something soft for hubby while he's getting teeth repairs! Singapore Rice Noodles with homemade char siu, shrimp, bell peppers, and fresh beansprouts.
  3. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Had a recipe for Chili-Lime Clams, but clams were scarce in our little city this week. However, the mussels were freshly installed in the fish tank, so I went with the 2 lb bag plus a dozen little little clams. As I have an abundance of fresh Thai lime leaves these days from my own little tree, I threw a few in with the shallots, garlic, cherry tomatoes, etc. Had some large shrimp on hand. Peeled the ones for hubby and simmered the shells for broth instead of the cup of beer called for in the recipe. Didn't have any chickpeas, so I added diced taters. It worked. Shrimp were seasoned then sauteed in butter. All eaten with toasted baguette and corn-on-the-cob. Broth was amazing!
  4. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Vadouvan Curry Shrimp: Made this for the second time ever! Missing tonight's was fresh curry leaves. It shouldn't be an option as it adds a lovely fragrance to the dish! Also didn't have ground cardamom, but I had whole pods I brought back from India. Cracked open and chopped worked! I quite liked biting into bits of the seeds. Eaten with spaghetti squash topped with black sesame seeds and roasted ginger, sauteed beans from my community garden, and peas (from the freezer).
  5. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Are these winkles? They are bigger than the ones our local Superstore is bringing in...I've only had them boiled in brine in England, or in black bean garlic sauce...Hubby considers them a waste of energy!😀
  6. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Are those WASA biscuits? Love canned smoked oysters. Those were always a Sat. night treat for my F-i-l and us...
  7. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Catch up on reading posts and posting! I've never had so much time on my hands for gardening that everything is taking longer...Retirement is great!😁 Tonkatsu with spaghetti squash and peas Too tired from playing in the dirt to think about supper...so it was smokies, shrimp and cabbage stir-fry and corn on the cob Steamed pickerel with ginger and green onion Steak and vegetables And tonight, fish yet again! Blackened pickerel with cauliflower Mac'n'Cheese and a big salad
  8. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Beef & Veg Pie...One for us, and one for a neighbor who mows our common stretch of lawn...a bachelor who works outside all day. The pie was just in time for his supper! Salad with diced apple, cuke, iceberg lettuce, mushrooms and tomatoes seasoned with raspberry dressing.
  9. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Your memory serves you well! I've made th chicken many times but have yet to do the salad...maybe just too lazy? Will have to plan on that next time we have company...
  10. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Pre- Father's Day dinner here for hubby...before the kids swoop in tomorrow! Pulled out a package of AAA Angus rib steaks from the back of the beef basket (still could do a "Cook Your Way Thru' the Freezer)...seasoned with Montreal Steak Spice and thrown on the BBQ. Sauteed mushrooms and a salad made the meal just fine...
  11. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Severe storm warnings started in the afternoon. West of us, power was going off and hail the size of tennis balls were playing havoc. Storm chasers posting about development of tornadoes... Had chicken in marinade and cooked up Filipino Chicken Adobo for supper right quick! Cooked up some Coconut cardamom rice and enjoyed supper while the thunder roared and the rain poured. Luckily, the worst of the storm system by-passed our city. Have never made Chicken Adobo nor eaten it, so I'm not sure exactly what it's supposed to taste like. It was good...almost like Chinese soy sauce chicken with the added tang of the vinegar and a bit of afterburn from the black pepper and chili pepper flakes. Salad seemed unconventional but complemented the rest of the meal.
  12. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Mapo Tofu...Me too! me TOO! Hubby called it "an interesting and delicious concoction" Mapo Tofu with ground lamb and diced eggplant. Eaten with stir-fried bok choy...Missing the rice...
  13. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Cool enough a couple of days ago to do a single rib roast in the oven for supper. Enough leftovers for lunch next day. Daughter gave me a Starfrit electric spiralizer for my bday! Finally got around to trying it out. I'd love vegetables done any way, and this was pretty. Hubby is not keen on veg as a substitute for pasta, but with Alfredo sauce...OK!
  14. Dejah

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Instant Pot Lamb shoulder Thai coconut curry with a few vegetables. Thai basil - trimmings from my pallet garden!
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