Friday, June 24, 2011

just because...

this is a food blog, and pop tarts are food, right?
sometimes cats are, too.

note how the load bar is also a nyan cat. so meta!

have a great weekend.  recipes coming next week.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

things that taste good thursday

not turning 30
tastes pretty good as far as i'm concerned

but if you happen to be my brother-in-law, and you happen to be turning 30 today,

well then...

a very happy birthday to you!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

chipotle shrimp

this is a great dish to eat if you suffer from a stuffy nose.
it's so spicy it'll clear up your nasal passages in no time!

start by placing 1 cup long grain white rice in a medium saucepan

add 2 cups water

bring to a boil.  reduce heat to low, cover and cook 20 minutes

in the meantime, thaw, rinse, and drain 2 lbs frozen shrimp...

mince 4 cloves garlic...

grab a can of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce

remove four peppers, and mince finely

when there's about 10 minutes left on the rice timer, melt 1/2 cup butter in a large saucepan

add garlic, and cook about 30 seconds

stir in 1/2 cup red wine

{what you do with the rest is completely up to you}

add 3 tbsp worcestershire sauce

add your minced chipotle peppers

and about 2 tsp salt

stir well

add the shrimp

cook 1-2 minutes, just long enough to heat through.
you don't want to leave in in too long, or the shrimp will get tough

serve over your rice

feel free to grab some of the extra sauce

and spoon some over to soak into your rice

this is one of my favorite dishes to make.
it's super easy and it gives me an excuse to finish off a bottle of wine.
although i think i'll try to make this with white wine next time.

p.s. the chipotle chiles in adobo sauce can be found in the international foods aisle of your supermarket.  it's a small can.  i usually buy goya brand (some stores have a whole goya section), but la conteƱa was all my store had.  some cans say it in spanish.  in that case it will read "chiles chipotles adobados."

chipotle shrimp.

1 cup long grain white rice
2 cups water

1/2 cup butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry red wine
3 tbsp worcestershire sauce
4 tbsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely minced
2 tsp salt

2-3 lb medium frozen shrimp.  thawed and dried off
2-3 lb raw shrimp, rinsed

place rice and water in a medium saucepan. bring to a boil.  reduce heat to low, cover and cook 20 minutes

when there's 10 minutes left on the rice, melt butter in a large skillet or wok.  
add garlic and cook about 30 seconds.  
add remaining ingredients and mix well before adding shrimp.  
cook shrimp in mixture 1-2 minutes, until heated through.  
(if using raw shrimp, cook for 5-7 minutes, or until opaque)
serve over cooked rice.

go forth!