Sunday, October 31, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The first thing that arrived at our table was the house bread. I want to say it’s a focaccia but it was much lighter than what I’ve had. It was fluffy and delicate yet dense at the same time and had a somewhat sweet and savory thing going on. Confusing right? But oh sooo good. It came with some butter that I think was infused with goat cheese which paired really well. I had to control myself and just have half a serving of the bread so I could save room for our entrees. Justyn ordered the sausage with polenta and I had the braised beef short ribs which was served with mashed potatoes and root veggies (beets and carrots). Surprisingly, I enjoyed the beets. The short ribs were super tender and did not require any knife work. I don’t really like sausage, but it was really nice. It wasn’t dry on the inside and packed a ton of flavor. I hesitate to even post these pictures but I need them to break up this boring post hah.
Later on that night we tucked a dry rubbed pork butt in the oven for a 12 hour nap so that we could make pulled pork pizza rolls for Jason’s Halloween party the next day. I’ve posted about these things so many times before so I won’t bore you with the details. We hadn’t seen Jason in a really long time since he’s been in China for work and his fiancé so it was really nice to see him again and hang out. It wasn’t so much a dress up kind of party so I’m glad I didn’t go all out. I would’ve been the only person in costume. I got to meet Bill & Flo’s baby, Shamus (sp?) which was adorable! He almost made me want to start having kids. ALMOST. Calm down. We had fun drinking and eating some really great food prepared by Jason. He made some chile verde with roasted veggies, chicken (which I don’t think I got to try), salsa and guacamole made by Matt and some awesome cake with some decadent cream cheese frosting for dessert :9 Oh yeah and we found out that night that the Giants are going to the World Series!! Woooo!
Monday, October 18, 2010
So here's the recipe and accompanying photo.
Lemongrass Chicken and Noodles
2 tbsp peanut oil
1 chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 medium scallion(s), green and white parts, chopped
2 tbsp grated lemongrass (I used store-bought tube form instead of fresh)
4 medium garlic clove(s), minced
1 cup(s) fat-free chicken broth, reduced-sodium
2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 lime zested
1 lime juiced
1 tbsp Sriracha
1/2 package of spaghetti cooked
1/2 cup(s) cilantro, leaves, fresh, coarsely chopped
Mix the broth, soy sauce, lime juice, lime zest and Sriracha together in a bowl.
In a cast iron pan, add the peanut oil and heat on high. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown on all sides.
Add scallion, lemongrass and garlic and stir-fry for 1 minute or until fragrant.
Add the mixture from the first step and simmer for about 4 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Add the mixture to the drained spaghetti and mix until combined. Then serve.