Monday, October 25, 2010

Great Foods I've Enjoyed

Ok, so I don't have a second recipe for this month... but I am posting to share some pictures of food I've had at restaurants that I enjoyed, or stuff I've made that just doesn't have a particularly important recipe.

Chocolate crepe with strawberries and chocolate syrup :). Just made this for fun. 

Boba Thai tea from a Vietnamese restaurant in San Jose. Very refreshing.

 Seasoned Belgian fries from Bel Frites in San Luis Obispo. Fancy and fun :)

I'm going to San Francisco this weekend... surely more delicious food awaits me. I'll take pictures, hopefully I'll get to enjoy some dim sum. :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fancy Skewers

I was up late one night a few nights ago unable to sleep, and an idea for skewers came to me.... take some of the fanciest non-exotic things you can think of and arrange them in a skewer. Prosciutto wrapped asparagus. That's pretty fancy, isn't it? What else goes with asparagus? Shrimp. Squash. Drizzle some raspberry vinaigrette dressing ontop and sprinkle them with some cinnamon, and you've got yourself some pretty fancy skewers. Serve with some focaccia bread, and you've got yourself a nice little meal.

Fancy Skewers
Serves 3 (two skewers each).

One medium sized yellow squash, cut up into slices and fourths
Seven stalks of asparagus, sliced up into moderately small pieces.
~Three slices thinly sliced prosciutto
One third of a bag frozen medium sized shrimp, thawed
Raspberry vinaigrette dressing, to taste
~One tablespoon cinnamon 

1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. Thread the squash, asparagus (wrapped and unwrapped with prosciutto pieces for variation), shrimp and squash pieces onto six wooden skewers in any order/pattern you wish.
3. Place skewers onto a large foil-lined baking sheet and drizzle raspberry vinaigrette dressing ontop.
4. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
5. Cook for about 15 minutes, so vegetables will be tender yet still crisp.

Even my grandpa said these were a "nice treat," so I'm pretty happy with myself :)