Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Coconut Curry Shrimp

2 tbsp red curry paste
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 can coconut milk
Water chestnuts (add last)
Simmer for 5-10 minutes, then add water chestnuts

Steam cauliflower, add to sauce

Cook rice separately

Take frozen shrimp out of bag, run under cold water to thaw, dry it off
Chop up garlic
Sautee in pan with olive oil for 3-5 minutes, add salt

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Creamy Polenta

4 c water
4 c milk
3 tbsp butter
2 tsp salt
2 c polenta (corn grits)
1/2 c creme fraiche
1/3 c parmesan cheese

Boil water, milk, and butter in large stockpot - keep a CLOSE EYE on it so that it doesn't boil over.  Once boiling, whisk in salt and polenta, stir for 3-4 minutes, then simmer for approximately 30 minutes more until thick and creamy.  When ready, stir in creme fraiche and parmesan.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Frittata II

1 bag baby spinach
2 tbsp oil
1-2 rainbow bell peppers, diced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
8 eggs
salt, pepper
2 tbsp milk

Sautee bell peppers in oil
Wilt spinach in same pan with a bit of water, wring out well and chop
Sautee together garlic, peppers, spinach
In bowl, beat eggs, then add pepper, milk, crumbled feta, and spinach mixture
Using large oven-safe skillet, pour in egg mixture, tilting to spread eggs, occasionally lifting to let liquid run under and cook
Turn heat low, cover, cook about 10 minutes, until just set
Turn on broiler, put pan (uncovered) in middle of oven for just a couple minutes
Let set and cool

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Chocolate Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

Chocolate Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

1 package softened cream cheese
1/4 c sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

1/2 c butter, softened
1 c water
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa
1.25 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 3/4c sugar

Optional glaze: 1/4 pack of cream cheese, 2 tbsp sugar, dash of milk

Preheat oven to 350

Beat cream cheese and sugar, add egg and vanilla, beat well
In another bowl, beat all ingredients for chocolate cake (wet first, add dry)
Pour about half of chocolate mixture into greased bundt pan, then add cream cheese (swirl with knife a little), then add remaining chocolate mixture.  Bake for about 55 minutes, add glaze when cooled and removed from pan.