Boudin eggrolls...no pics...disappeared...nuthin' left...
And for dessert?...cream pie?...El Mariachi said:So I invited Miss Monday night over for dinner this morning for some grilled Mako shark, something vegetable like and some homemade garlic bread on this killer shit a local baker makes here on town. Any ways at the last second I thought I'd surprise her with a custom cut 1 lb. Rib Eye. My go to butcher guys were out of cow, so I went down the street to Calimax (a pretty good sized chain grocery store here in Baja) and talked to their butcher about slicing me up two 1-1/4" thick R/Eyes, at just under 3/4 lb. each. Fortunately I asked him what that would cost.....and about lost my shit when he told me $660 pesos a f'ng kilo.....which translates to about $15.00 a frickin pound. For Rib Eye steak? Even if it WAS from Sonora? Holy fukoly but that's more than twice what I paid for the same shit just like 9 months ago.
Anyways I said thanks but no thanks and hit my local seafood guy and bought a dozen m/large fresh shrimp and two flash frozen 12 oz. sealed Bluefin tuna steaks that were caught the afternoon before (the Ensenada fishing fleet has been kiling the tuna this month....70 degree-plus clean water and they're thicker than weeds down here).
Anyways, running short on time (getting close to 5:00) I had to figure out what to do with everything. So I went with this;
1). Tuna steaks. Bit of garlic salt and pepper on one side, paprika and dried red pepper seeds on the other. After an hour I brushed some oyster sauce on one side, flipped them over and rubbed minced garlic on the other side.....then put poured a tablespoon and a half of fresh organic honey right on top and also brushed the sides with it.
I've got a 9 x9 square cast iron frying pan with about a dozen raised 'fins' in it that gives some fuktabulous grill marks on whatever you're cooking in it.....and I gotta admit....this tuna came out f'ng amazing. And Miss Monday was duly impressed.
For the shrimp? Tail on, shell off, light dusting of sea salt, paprika and Galangadal, marinate for an hour and then stir fried them in a 50/50 butter & olive oil mix, with red bell pepper, cilantro, white onions, green onions, minced garlic, chopped Jalapeños, sliced Mexi squash and red chili seeds. Fuk. Ing. Killer......
Red wine vinegar along with the lime wedges...and dominoes to play when you're done eatin'...Rocked a Cuban Balcke Beanes and Rice tonitte. Mrs.Snaggey ist verrey happey.........
Cuban Black Beans and Rice
· 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
· 3 cloves garlic
· 2 tablespoons olive oil
· 1 medium onion diced
· ½ red bell pepper (seeded and diced)
· ½ poblano pepper (seeded and diced)
· 1 tablespoon salt
· 1 tablespoon cuminhttps://amzn.to/3aD0ub0
· 1 tablespoon dried oreganohttps://amzn.to/3dAzoTQ
· 1 teaspoon pepper
· ½ teaspoon cayennehttps://amzn.to/35Zambt
· 1 cup rice rinsed
· 2 cups chicken brothhttps://amzn.to/2YvWiTp
· 2 tablespoons cilantro and lime wedges (lime juice) to serve.
Rinse beans and let drain.
In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat and sauté onions, peppers, and garlic. Add spices (salt through cayenne) and continue stirring until vegetables have softened, 4-6 minutes.
Stir in rinsed (uncooked) rice and sauté for 2 minutes so that the rice starts to toast and lightly brown.
Pour in chicken broth, cooked black beans. Stir once then bring to a boil. Stir a second time then reduce heat to low and place a tightly fitting lid on the pot. Cook until liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.
Finish with cilantro and lime wedges (lime juice) to serve.
Sister-in-law is coming over tonight so she and the Missus can watch their football team suffer further humiliation. On the menu (besides lots of wine) is a Bangladeshi Prawn Curry that she cooked yesterday. Always cook a curry the day before, let the flavors and texture deepen overnight in the fridge, re-heating and serving when you're half-drunk is easy.
I had a taste yesterday. My wife and her sister are chili enthusiasts, but this was fucking ridiculous. I wouldn't use it as grease-stripper for fear it would dissolve the engine block. To actually swallow this stuff would risk turning the inside surface of your colon into something resembling stress-fractured fibreglass. I'm pretty sure it's illegal under the Geneva Convention.
The fridge appears to be a mushroom-free zone, so a plain and simple cheese omelet with a slice of toasted sourdough on the side. Using Havarti cheese, organic local eggs, a snip of parsley from the plant on the patio, a tiny bit of cream, cooked in butter, lots of beautiful hot butter.
Life is just so hard......