Tuesday, July 28, 2009

little bites

when i came back from work yesterday, i was... somewhere else. lost. tired.
i did not feel like cooking a meal, but rather, having fun.
we looked around for leftovers and frozen bits that we could combine with our garden veggies and the market's veggies that i bought during the day.

we had a piece of leftover frozen salmon, some hot italian sausage, leftover spicy shrimp from our lunch the day before.
and, like simon said, so many veggies.

i can't help myself. i love veggies. i love seeing my bags overflow with them, little carrot tops in the wind, radishes smiling at me. nothing could stop me yesterday, not even simon constantly saying: assez de légumes! assez!

i did some awesome zucchini bites. for those who don't like zucchini, this will be a hit anyways:
heat a bit of olive oil in a pan, drop in some thick slices, salt and pepper, roast until caramelized, turn, repeat on the other side. set aside. in the same pan, cook some chopped garlic with butter, then add the juice of one lemon. serve the sauce on the zucchini. soft, crunchy fresh and crunchy caramelized.

we also roasted some cauliflower on the bbq as we did the sausage. I simply rubbed it with butter, then dipped it head first into the lemon garlic sauce for the zucchini.

the highlight of our 'pupu platter' were the fish cakes.

crunchy soft yummy.
mixed a 4oz piece of salmon with 1 large potato, lemon zest, scallion, chives, italian parsley, capers, 1 egg. then rolled the little balls in breadcrumbs (i would have preferred panko, mmmmmmm panko. but we had none). in the pan with a bit of oil. we dipped the pieces in a sour cream based dip, lemon, garlic, chives.

this was our other 'leftover meal' yesterday...

i conveniently had frozen shrimp, edamame, and bits and pieces of veggies. voilà. healthy lunch of jasmine rice, spicy lime shrimp, peppers, onions, celeri and crunchy edamame & cucumbers.

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