Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Have you ever followed a recipe that you weren't so sure about...and were COMPLETELY floored by the results? Please let me introduce you to the Hibachi Shrimp Zucchini recipe from Beachlover Kitchen. Both Tavo and I stood around the pan, munching the leftovers (I ate more than my fair share of squash!), even though we'd already eaten it for dinner. It was SO GOOD! Here is her recipe, slightly altered to fit the contents of my cabinets ;)
3 zucchini (we actually used two summer squash and a zucchini)
10 shrimp (used 2 chicken breasts)
1 carrot (or a handful of baby carrots)
5-6 garlic (peel and minced)
4 tbsp butter (soften)
2 tbsp heavy cream (I used whole milk)
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp white pepper (only had black)
2 tbsp soy sauce
**I used salted butter, so omitted the additional salt
From Beachlover Kitchen
(I precooked the chicken breasts until almost done, then sliced them and followed the instructions below, using chicken in place of shrimp)
1: Peel, wash and cut all vegetables, set aside. Mix minced garlic with butter and heavy cream, store at freezer in advance.
2: Prepare skillet or wok at high heat. Add in butter mixture and let it sizzle, be careful not to let it burn. Add in shrimp, stir fry for 2 minutes before adding carrots and zucchini.
3: Sautee for 2 minutes, add in soy sauce, white pepper and salt. Let the vegetables simmer for another 3-5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning to your taste before remove from heat. Serve warm with hibachi fried rice or hibachi fried noodles.
The main key or secret to cook hibachi is the butter mixture. You can use bean sprouts, onion, broccoli and other vegetables.
(Also true to cupboard contents, we decided to serve it on ramen noodles)
WOW!! Thank you Beachlover Kitchen--that was incredible!! This is seriously going into regular rotation at la casita de Tavolini.
Okay, now that we have the cooking inspiration of the month--here's some fairly boring food with fairly good news..
Faux McMuffins--I admit it. I really don't do fast food, but I have a complete adoration for egg mcmuffins and McDonald's coffee. The regular coffee. Does it taste slightly salty to you, too? I love it. These are oven toasted english muffins with eggs over easy and smoked gouda. Yolk proceeded to flow everywhere after a bite.
Remember that house we used to live in? The one that didn't require tons of work every night?
Here's a quick before and after--big thanks to AB&G Fire Restoration in Atlanta for their excellent work!
And check this out...
Is this fan better or what??
Best news of all is that our neighbor's demolition should be starting next week. That means...well, we might be moving home soon.
Though, I think it will be quite hard to leave all this.
Tavo comes with!! I'm talking about the nice grass he put in.
So what if you only own 6 inches of dirt? It's 6 inches by 60 feet ;)
Posted by tavolini at 5/12/2009