Saturday, May 17, 2008

Shrimp Limey Veggie Kabob's

This week has been insanely hot! When it's nearly 100 degrees in Berkeley you know we have a problem. Well it also gives craving for bbq/grilled food stuffs. J came up with the awesome idea to have kabob's and some nice Russian River beer. We cut cut up some veggies, Orange and Yellow Bell Peppers, Green Chilies, Jalapenos, and some Purple Onion, along with some button brown Mushrooms and the shrimp to form the kabob's.
J is VERY proud that he's got the grill going.
Who knew that marinade would create so much smoke!
Adding some friend Polenta, re-fills on the beers...and here we are! Dinner is served.

It was delicious and perfect for the friday evening kick off to the hot weekend.

Shrimp and Veggie Kabob's:
1 Medium Orange Bell Pepper
1 Medium Red Bell Pepper
20 Small Brown Button Mushrooms
2 Small Green Chilies
2 Large Jalapenos
20 Large Shrimp (Shells removed)
10 Skewers

1 stick Soybean Margarine
5 Cloves of Garlic, Pressed
1-1/2 tbl Olive Oil
1 tbl Cayenne Pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste

1) Start up grill.
2) Cut all veggies, except Mushrooms, into cubes appx 1-1/2" x 1-1/2".
3) Alternate veggies and shrimp placing onto skewers, appx 2 shrimp per skewer
4) In a small pan, melt butter and combine all marinade ingredients
5) Place skewers directly onto grill and cook, brush half of marinade over skewers
6) Cook for appx 12 minutes, flipping half way through cooking cycle and brushing the rest of the marinade over the skewers.
7) Shrimp will be light pink when fully cooked.
8) Allow to cool down for 3-5 minutes and server immediately. Very tasty over fried Polenta.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Japanese Breakfast

Japanese Breakfast
Originally uploaded by dre_ah
I still remember a little over a year ago how amazing Japanese Breakfast was ... in Japan. Jason and I were lucky enough to stay with some friends for a few days at the end of the Japan trip. The VERY sweet Japanese wife made us this awesome breakfast that i have tried to re-create here:

Miso Soup
Picked Veggies (Cucumber and Radish)
White Sticky Rice
Pan Fried Fish with a hint of Oil, Salt, and Pepper

This is an awesome breakfast perfect for getting you going, filling you up, but not weighing you down. Also everything can be put together in about 30 minutes. Mmmmmm....

Monday, May 12, 2008


Some new seedlings were planted. Jalapenos have been planted on the far left side of the yard, and spaghetti has been made with some garden fresh cilantro this evening. Yummy! Any good recipies for cilantro out there? I've got a bunch. Anyone want some?

This week i need to pick up some seeding from the ever so gracious Inder, who is willing to part with some awesome seedlings. Things to plant, YEA!