Saturday, January 05, 2008

Dinner Pictures

After Christmas I cooked down the carcass from the turkey and got two gallon freezer bags full of stock. This week I pulled out one of them and made a turkey soup with carrots, celery, sweet Florida onions from the farmer's market, and basmanti rice.

I had never tried basmanti rice in soup before, but I liked it better than regular ole rice. I'd really prefer pasta, but Mr. Picky won't have any of that!

Next up, another Big Green Egg adventure: shrimp! I marinated them for a few hours in beer, canola oil, lime juice, minced garlic and Trinidad Lemon-Garlic Marinade from Penzey's Spices.

Here they are plated up, along with some beer bread with cheddar cheese, and a green salad made with veggies from the Farmer's Market, along with a Roasted Garlic-Parmesan dressing I made that turned out very tasty. I get tired of the bottled stuff from the store!


Dee said...

I love the new look of your food blog. You did a great job and the food looks very tasty.

Maybe when we need a new grill we should look into the Egg. Our pool guy's store has them.

Jacki said...

Thank you!! Mike actually did the header, and I have no idea how he did it. He's very handy to have around :)
You should definitely look into getting a Big Green Egg! I now know why the Egg has so many faithful followers. I don't think we'll ever own another grill!!