Some time last week – the days are all dragging together in strange ways. I like to blame it on the heat, it may not be the actual cause, it could be that I’m all furtootsed on my own.
One day the other week, I decided to use what I had for dinner instead of go food shopping. So what happens when somebody starts telling you a fairly involved story that they want you to take part in, is… you can forget to shuck the shrimp, or however you say, peel them? Take their little skins off. I forgot. GAWD. Let’s just pretend that I was focused and remembered to do this and move on to what else I remembered to put in the pan…
2+/- TBS evoo
onion (see? not focused, I picked the onions out, when they were a little translucent, the oil still smelled oniony, which ended up being decent for the flavor)
a clove of fresh garlic from my CSA diced
1/2 garlic scape diced
1 (+/-) lb of shrimp
Pretty good, but a pain in the ass to peel as you eat. Next time, oh, next time I’ll remember to do this the right way.
Roasted vegetables: grab a variety of root vegetables from fridge, cut to similar size pieces. Dice onion, garlic, toss with a few tablespoons of evoo and cover and bake until soft, uncover and brown a little bit.
I’ve been cooking with less salt lately, just cause we’ve been eating a lot of vegetables which I don’t really feel like they need salt added. You could add salt to these, but I like to just put pepper, sometimes a pinch of salt when tossing with evoo, but sometimes I choose not to, or forget to…
Fried chicken: it’s a secret recipe, so I can’t say what I do… But it’s always best to tenderize the meat a bit, I think. It cooks faster….? It’s easier to chew too.