Friday, February 1, 2013

miscellaneous food notes, etc

LATE-BREAKING NEWS!  :-)  Since it fit in the theme of the day, i decided to just add it in....

Digging about in the refrigerator, i found a yellow squash which i had forgotten about and which needed to be used very soon.  In addition, the last of the bottle of cream also cried out to be finished.  Hmmmm....  Pseudonoodles alfredo!  It was great -- i haven't eaten anything so seductive in a long time!  The sauce
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 t. each powdered garlic and onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 ounces parmesan cheese shredded
  • 2 ounces provolone cheese, shredded

I had a chunk of codfish left after J and i had some of that huge fillet fried last week.  Being uninspired by most of the recipes i found (without having to make a sauce) i was rummaging in the meat/cheese drawer of my fridge when ... what did i find?!  A snack-pack of salami and other Italian masterpieces! Why wrap your cod with plain ol' prosciutto, when you can do it with HOT CAPOCOLLO!  :-D

And it took all of fifteen minutes to make!  I don't usually take photographs of my meals, but i'm rather excited to share this one.  That's J's sugarless sweet-sour slaw on the side -- i partake of it sparingly, raw cabbage being a goitrogenic substance.

Still struggling to perfect shirred eggs!  You see, i thoroughly dislike undercooked eggwhites, but i like my yolk liquid.  The flavor solution HAS been found -- to about a quarter-pound of cooked sausage and two eggs, two tablespoons of cream and one of SHERRY.  mmmmmm....

Next trial, it's ten minutes in the oven and only one under the broiler!

New rule for myself:  if on day 1 there is no -- ahem -- significant waste disposal, on the second day i DO NOT step on the scales.  Just sayin'....


  1. Wow!, that looks great. Much better than the cocktail.

  2. lol -- i just had one of the cocktails for dessert....

  3. That looks good.

    When I cook shrimp, I usually wrap them in bacon and put them under the broiler (4" from flame) for about 3 or 4 minutes. I'll have to give this a try next time some lean fish is on sale.

    1. oh yeah -- bacon-wrapped shrimp is WONNNNDERFUL. :-)

  4. I know it is not paleo, but it is also easy to make fish baked while topped with some sauteed onion and mayo, added cheese will not spoil anything. However I usually do just quick pan-frying, then de-glaze skillet with a cream, then slightly reduce it.

  5. i have a very similar recipe for baked fish with a mayo-onion-parmesan topping -- DELICIOUS. some kinds of fish DO cry out to be fried, though! are there catfish in Russia? yummm.