Saturday, August 25, 2007
Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade Dipping Sauce
1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
1/2 c flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 c shredded coconut (I ran this through the food processor to make it a little finer.)
Dust shrimp with flour. Dip each shrimp in the beaten egg and then dip into the coconut. Fry in small batches in peanut oil heated to 375 degrees.
5 T orange marmalade
1 T Grey Poupoun Harvest Coarse Ground Mustard
1 T Horseradish Sauce
Mix all ingredients and serve with coconut shrimp.
Monday, August 20, 2007
We are a couple weeks into tomato season and I am starting to feel the weight of all of those beautiful tomatoes. I knew I planted far too many...but how could I stop myself? I wanted a variety and each variety came in a four pack! I ended up planting over a dozen plants in my garden and another handful by the side of the house. I was so excited when the first ripe tomatoes started showing up but I am drowning in them now. Last week I canned 19 jars of
During the process, Gabe and took a little time out to make some fresh pasta to enjoy with our homemade sauce. We needed a shortcut so we threw everything in the food processor and let it rip. He helped me roll it out and then we topped it with some sauce and a few wonderful little meatballs.
Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce
2-3 lbs plum tomatoes, peeled and seeded
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dry oregano
1 tsp dry basil
Lay tomato halves cut side up on a large sheet pan. Sprinkle garlic and herbs over tomatoes.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper as well. Drizzle a little olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar over the tomatoes. Roast at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until tender and the edges are slightly browned. Remove from oven and mash with a fork or potato masher. (I also tried the food processor but decided on a chunkier sauce.)
Monday, August 13, 2007
It has been over a week since returning home, however I am just now getting back into the swing of things. After much vacationing and traveling I am craving some time to relax. This summer has been so packed with weddings, showers, trips, and outings that I am truly looking forward to fall and all it has to offer.
The one gripe that I have with our annual shore lunch is that my father, a lovable guy - always insists that I be the one to cook everything...yet he directs my every move. "Get the fire started." "That's not enough wood." "You need more oil in there." "I like my potatoes crispy." "Flip those fish." "Move that pan over to the other side."
He claims to love shore lunches...somehow I think that he loves giving me a hard time even more!