Sunday, August 22, 2010

Week 35 Emeril LaGasse Buttermilk Onion Rings and Shrimp Remoulade


We loved the onion rings. Of course! Whenever you deep fry something it usually tastes good. Our next door neighbor said they were the best onion rings she had ever had. That's a compliment. We ended up using a half gallon of oil. I'm feeling it tonight! Carl did a great job of making the onion rings. He is a natural cook.

Also, we had large shrimp with a sauce thas was like a cocktail sauce. I love shrimp. Linda does not like shrimp, but she tried it. She said that was the hardest thing to eat of anything we have done yet. Her face was priceless.

Well it was a good meal I never feel so good when I eat deep fried period but I enjoy it very much! They were good in like ketchup or spicy ranch in my case (my new fav condiment). The shrimp were OK I don't like shrimp but my dad and sister do.... My mom hates them. We also had squash cause the onion rings and shrimp wasn't a solid meal plus the dessert fell threw. It was a chocolate torte but it needed overnight chillen and we didn't have that time.

Week 34 Emeril Chicken Delmonico Caesar Salad and Caramelized Onion and Bacon Mushrooms

I liked the chicken it was like 1 big chicken nugget but had creole seasoning to give it a little kick depending on your level of heat. But I hated the mushroom sauce that went along with it the mushrooms gave of a poop smell which turned me off right away. The Caesar salad was good the dressing needed more Parmesan it was a little to acidic and earthy but that's cause we had half the amount of cheese in it so I now why I didn't taste as good. Lastly the bacon mushrooms were delicious they were earthy sweet and Bacon!!! Loved it.

Wow, What a difference a week makes. We went from an all time high to an all time low. This meal did not go too well. We had trouble with the recipe's. We had trouble with the ingredients. I know I was not on my A game.

The mushrooms turned out to not work too well. We took mushrooms that were dried and tried to wet them and then use them in the sauce. It didn't work. Carl thought they smelled like poop.

I did enjoy making the artichokes. That was fun to eat the meat of the leaves.

The chicken turned out to be ok. It was one of those things that was not too flavorful, but it wasn't terrible. It had and egg batter and then corn flakes on the outside. Lastly, we tried some Caesar salad, but we didn't buy enough of the Parmesan cheese. That didn't have enough flavor. I did learn that Caesar salad has anchovies in the dressing. Who would of thought.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Week 33 Emeril LeGasse Beef Fillet, Garlic Potatoes and a Salad

We are back. We have taken a summer break from our cooking. We have been on a few vacations. Carl and I were actually gone a lot this summer and not always together. We did do a mexican taco dinner that was just free styling (no recipe).

This meal

Fine dining at it's best. This was a great meal. Maybe one of our top 3.

Here is the breakdown.

We had Delmonico House Salad, and Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes, and Steak Diane.

I loved the potatoes and they were easy. Here is the recipe:

Cook 2 pounds of red potatoes for 16-20 minutes.

Roast 1 head of garlic in the oven. Smash up the roasted garlic and add to the potatoes and then smash that all up. Don't get rid of the chunks.

Add 6 TBLS of melted butter and 1 cup of cream.

Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.

We really enjoyed this one. It was fast, and it was good. Carl did a great job with the Steak Diane. He made the sauce to perfection. The meat was tender and tasty.

This was my favorite meal I loved the steak it was soft delicious and the sauce was fantastic it was a brandy sauce which we did go to the liquor store to buy! Very new experience for the both of us. The potatoes were very good except they made are house stench of garlic. The salad had a fantastic dressing it had mustard tartness plus a suttle sweetness.