What WOULD Bekki Eat?

Well, I'll start with what I wouldn't eat. I wouldn't eat margarine. Or tofu. Or lowered-fat anything. Olestra is right out. Hydrolyzed, isolated, evaporated, enriched, or chocolate flavored "phood" won't pass these lips.
What will I eat? Real food. Made-at-home food. Food that my great-great-grandmother could have made, if she had the money and the time. And if she hadn't been so busy trick-riding in a most unladylike way.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ancient post, unearthed!

Blog maintenance. It goes a long way. I'm sifting through un-posted posts, and came across this one from 3+ years ago... I thought it would retain some sort of date stamp, but no, it comes through as brand new.

Let's see what else I can discover...

Shrimp, how I love thee... let me count the ways!

Our recent little vacation began with lunch at Blackbeard's On The Beach, where I ordered a spicy grilled shrimp dish. It tasted exactly like the sort of thing we'd make at home, which got me wondering why we never had yet. I immediately made a note to try to recreate it at my earliest opportunity. I thought/hoped that would be today... but disorganization led me to not having the right ingredients. So, while tonight's dinner was definitely not the same thing I enjoyed so much... it was inspired by that dish. And it turned out really yummy. Hard to go wrong with shrimp!

About 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 of a normal yellow onion, chopped small (mine was a gigantic mutant onion, so I used less than 1/4)
1 stalk celery, chopped small
2-3 tablespoons coconut oil and/or bacon fat
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 tsp spicy Asian garlic chile sauce thing
1/4 cup chicken stock, or more as needed
1/2 tsp salt
10 or so grinds black pepper
1/4 tsp sweet smoked paprika (trying for some smoky grill flavor)
chopped fresh cilantro
cooked rice

1 comment:

John said...

Blackbeard's on the Beach is in Corpus, so this was right after our trip to the Gulf. I don't remember the exact date, but it was after Kentucky had fired Gillispie, and right when Calipari got hired.

Yes, I do keep macro time with sports memories.

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