Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lamb Shawarma or East meet Easter

Mixed a couple of regions to make this masterpiece. I marinated the lamb for a little over 24 hours in a mix of vinegar, cumin, garlic, turmeric, cayenne, black pepper, white pepper, salt and a dash of cinnamon. I wrapped the lamb in tinfoil and put in the over for two hours at about 375. Added a home made yogurt sauce with honey, fresh dill, vinegar, garlic and a couple globs of chili garlic sauce. (The one with the rooster.) Fresh cucumber and tomato with feta. A seriously delicious shawarma meat that remind me of the ones we used to eat in Granada, Spain after a hefty night of drinking.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Aimee's Green Pork and Tomatilla Chili

Pork Loin slow cooked for about half the day in a mix of tomatillos, anaheim pepper, serrano pepper, green onion bulb, orange and red pepper, garlic, chili powder, chipotle powder, 1/2 squeezed lime, chicken broth, garlic pepper, red and white pepper and salt and pepper. Served over brown rice.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

1 cup butter
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
4 oz. semi sweet chocolate
4 oz. dark chocolate
1 cup flour
a bit of salt
3 globs peanut butter

Melted the chocolate and butter together over low heat and added to the rest of the mixture and stirred in some peanut butter. Sprinkled the top with chocolate chips and baked at 350 for about 35 minutes.

Big Mac V. Angus 1/3 Pounder

There's just somthing about the secret sauce that makes the Big Mac what it is.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Aimee's Spicy Beef Tacos

The spread. All made from scratch by Aimee (Except the cheese). Clockwise: Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Cheese, Mango Cabbage slaw, black beans and beef with chili and onion.

Pico de Gallo. Quite spicy.

Chunky Guacamole.

Mango Cabbage Salad.

A finished taco with all the fixings. I ate three of the with a bit of Cholula on top.

Aimee's Beef Skewers

Beef marinated in a balsamic base with all kinds of other crazy stuff Aimee threw in. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Aimee's Teriyaki Sesame Lime Chicken

Chicken brest marinated in toasted sesame oil, teriyaki sauce, fresh lime juice, white pepper, curry, cummin, sea salt and bragg and cooked over the BBQ then topped with fresh green onion. Jasmine rice with chicken broth, butter, carrots, mango and three pinches of saffron with a dash of curry and cummin. Aimee made this and it was great on a hot summer evening.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Southwestern Chicken

Rolled the Chicken breast in egg and flour and dipped in crushed tortilla chips with salt, pepper and a healthy dose of Chipotle powder then baked at 350 for 20 minutes. Topped with pepperjack cheese and baked for 10 more minutes with some avocado and cilantro.

Sandwich Share

Monday, July 13, 2009

Chickpea Tacos

Chickpeas mixed with Jalapeno, Onion and Garlic. Topped with Avocado, Tomato, Lettuce and a Cummin Creme Sauce.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

Smoked Cheddar and Cream Cheese with fresh Jalapenoes. Spicy and it does taste like a giant popper.

Chocolate Luther Burger

A friend of mine was interested in trying out a Luther, but the Donut Hole only had one regular glazed, so I went with a Chocolate glazed and really enjoyed it. The chocolate flavor was very subtle, but noticeable. I think I liked it a bit better then a regular Luther.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Steak Sandwich for Lunch

Sauteed Tri-Tip Steak with Greens, Onion, Amish Bacon Cheddar and topped with a Mayo/Cattleman's Gold BBQ/ Sriracha.

Last OR Stop: Original Breakfast - Albany, OR

I'm not sure if they actually did invent breakfast. Homemade biscuits and decent food. Our final Oregon adventure.