Haven't done one of these for almost a month, so I thought it was time to catch up. Here's some of the stuff that we made over the last couple of weeks.
There was some nice swordfish to be had at Catalina, so I ended up quickly doing a lime-garlic-agave syrup marinade, letting it go for a short while, so as not to "cook" the fish, then throwing on the grill along with some shrimp basted with some of the reserved marinade.
Just to make sure I get my veggies....here's something I keep making over and over, my Purple Cabbage Slaw with Sesame Dressing.
Collard Greens Sauteed in Bacon Fat....with more bacon of course......
Some Jeow Mak Keua - Lao Eggplant Dip, topped with crushed pork rinds......
The Missus wanted surf-and-turf, so this is what I came up with.
The surf was some grilled halibut with a chipotle salsa.
The turf was some grilled grass fed beef skirt steak.
The Missus told me that folks at work are getting jealous of Her "lunches"........
I think it's the grilled plantains that drives them crazy.
So last weekend, I walk into Catalina Offshore and Tommy Gomes asks me, "what are you going to buy this week?" To which I answered, "whatever you tell me to...." Which I think was the right answer on this day as he directed me to this beauty.
I mean really....did I die and go to heaven?
There was a strip of akami attached which I made into a tuna tartar of sorts. The rest was pure bliss....
The Missus told me that it gets harder and harder for Her to go out and eat......
So what's this years thing in the mmm-yoso household? Well, I've always claimed to have the ultimate "black thumb". But this year, the Missus wanted to grow stuff. So we started with a couple of tomato plants for Her, and a few pepper plants, for me.....which has ended up with several raised bed plots with chard, kale, lettuce, cucumbers.......my goodness. Poor Frankie is left wondering what happened to all that powdery dirt he used to lie in.
It has gotten to the point where the Missus will tell Sammy, "let's go see your brother and sisters...." and he'll run to the back door! Yikes!
Anyway, here's a Bison Sirloin Sandwich.
And a garlic-basil shrimp sandwich......
The basil/lettuce/arugula etc, is from my "black thumb garden". Please don't tell Sammy we're eating his "brothers and sisters" ok?
I hope you're having a great week!