Tonight I grilled veal chops. Made a mushroom sauce with a full pack of criminis sliced and cooked down with a little shallot, butter, cream and half and half. Hit it with some bourbon before adding the liquid and flamed it off. Finished with a touch of acid and green pepper corns
Quite the contrast
In SouthWest America, meat is big
Here in the South Pacific (Hawaii) the Asian influence brings us vegetarian ways do eating ...
Tonight was a bit different, we had a beautiful salad of Big Island Tomatoes that are as sweet as candy (really!)
Sweet Maui Onions, Waimanalo greens and Japanese Cucumbers. A large plate of Kahuku corn and veggie fried rice.
I know that doesn't seem to make any culinary sense, but MAN!!! It was soooooo good!
Funny, I don't care for tomatoes but my husband goes wild for them and we had just been talking about the differences of the produce here in Hawaii and that he had not thought about it prior to coming home. May e it's the volcanic soil, maybe it' the fact that air pollution is rare, I'm not sure but we have been eating fruits and mostly veg, DELISH!!
WISH YOU WERE HERE!!
Last night I was eating solo at home and had a chuck roast in the fridge so put it through the grinder. Medium die and one pass.
Loosely formed a 6 oz burger seasoned with Dizzy Cow Lick rub and cooked it quickly in cast iron using a smashburger technique till just pink. Served on a seeded bun with some homemade grain mustard, red tinged leaf lettuce, slices of tomato and avocado
My second shot at sushi rolls: bacon & egg, bacon & asparagus. The bacon was homemade, hot-smoked (apple/orange), but "raw," not fried. The egg was Japanese-ish omelet strips, the asparagus pan-seared.
Then a little haddock with brown butter & lime, some chinese broccoli with crushed red pepper, green garlic & sweet tarragon vinegar, & some of the leftover sushi rice.
Cheap Aussie red & a friend. Mixed berry/zin/cardamom sorbet after. All over the map but it worked.