Saturday, October 20, 2018
I love to cook. I read cook books as a hobby. I am not a recipe follower, I look for concepts and techniques. A description in a cook book is a starting point, not a chemistry formula. I don’t shop with a shopping list, I shop looking for what is good, what is fresh, what is different. Ingredients inspire me.
Recently I stumbled across Portuguese sausage in my local supermarket. Hmm, what do I do with that? How about a Portuguese seafood stew? A picked up shrimp, and scallops.
I started a saffron rice, bring two cups of chicken stock to a boil, add salt, butter, saffron and one cup of rice, lower temp to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes. At the same time, I started like most savory dishes do, by chopping a medium onion and 6 or 8 mushrooms. I sautéed those in olive oil, added 8 oz of sliced sausage, half a dozen shelled shrimp, and half a dozen large scallops (cut in half, they were larger than I expected.) I added one chopped tomato (a small can of crushed tomatoes would have worked, I had late season fresh tomatoes on hand.) I added a little white whine and simmered to reduce the liquids (mushrooms and scallops give off a lot of liquid.) I tasted it, and it was a bit bland, so I added salt and hot sauce - hit it out of the park. Serve over the rice, oh my it is so good.
What have you stumbled across in the grocery store recently?
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Lindt mini chocolate bars! Pre-cooked!!!ReplyDelete
mitchell is incorrigible!ReplyDelete
do cinnamon frozen waffles count?
my take - knitting patterns are merely suggestions. I add my own touches to personalize an item.
Sweet potato multigrain tortilla chips, also pre-cooked. So yummy! Now, about that "little white whine", was it a ooh this is going to be so good whine, or why did I start with this whine?ReplyDelete
I'm not being snotty, that just tickled me.
A great line a great lineReplyDelete
Recently I stumbled across Portuguese sausage in my local supermarket
You got the Joke!Delete
When in Ohio I stumbled across a few marvelous matters < a mangosteen, Danish Blue cheese, and some Reed's candy. I also stumbled onto a handsome hombre but he was not for sale.ReplyDelete