Somebody’s got to stop me. It’s 10 pm and the stuffed poblanos just came out of the oven. Oh that’s right, the corned beef is done too. Another one to the gut!. These post dinner combinations are doing some damage. I don’t think I can go on much longer. The peppers were jabbed with ground beef, rice, cheddar cheese, cilantro, tomatoes, onions, jalapeños and a flurry of spices. With the corned beef looming in the corner I decide to call it a night. Not sure if I was prepared for this one. Tomorrow’s another day. What do you say Ray?
The egg is the ultimate superfood! Loaded with protein and a long list of vitamins and minerals, the “egg of steel” smashes most nutritional foes. Add green rice (made with poblanos, jalapeños, garlic, scallions and cilantro), and a fair amount of habanero sauce and this dish becomes the pride of Krypton. It’s (almost) a bird…it’s a plane?…it’s superfood! Fried.
The befuddlement began when I opened the refrigerator door. I was all set to make a cold soba noodle salad when I noticed the bowl of kung pao chicken made fresh last night. Wasting food was not an option. But the soba noodles, cilantro and jalepeños were calling so I thought I’d turn it Japanese or Thai or Vietnamese or whatever. Perplexed, I combined dark soy sauce, pickled ginger juice and peanut butter and added it to the hot soba noodles. The conundrum was (altogether) averted. I really think so…
Fish tacos have been the most requested item from my kitchen this summer. They are damn good! As a result, red and green cabbage, cilantro, scallions and fresh squeezed lime juice have been core ingredients found in my refrigerator. On this day of taco transcendence, the goal was to combine the above (ingredients) into not a fish dish. The chopping began with the addition of broccoli, carrots, green beans, and peanuts. Tossing it all with a limey, sesame oil-brown rice vinaigrette seemed like a plan. The cold sesame noodles helped the cause. Luckily I wasn’t…chopped!
Fish and chips never did it for me. Not a fan of fried clams either. Come to think of it, the only fried food I ever craved was fried chicken. Until last week! During my experience in the heteromorphic surfing town of Tamarindo, Costa Rica, my love affair with Red Snapper (the fried chicken of the sea), was stoked. Each wave of gnarlicious white meat and premo crispy skin was splashed with totally awesome local hot sauce. So good I had it on three occasions. Radical! You should check it out…dude.
Six months into this adventure of mine and my brain is craving soba noodles, edamame and fish. Now I’m no genius but this combo seems like a smart choice for body and soul. The cold soba (buckwheat) noodles are relatively gluten-free (whatever that means) and the fish is a smokey soy-glazed Tilapia filet. Edamame are young soy beans-they have to be good for you. This is all put together with a citrusy Ponzu sauce and topped with black and white sesame seeds. And washed down with an ice-cold frozen mango margarita...just kidding.
Who am I to say what one should do with their wiener? Most have them the conventional way. That tends to get a little boring after a while. Turn things around and treat your dog like a dog should be treated. Here we witness a doggy three-way; spicy plum salsa, NY System meat sauce and good old-fashioned Chow Chow (Google it). Now that’s a mouthful! Don’t be afraid to make the effort, in the end you’ll be happy.