Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Simple Made Easy

Simple Made Easy.
What does that mean?
The simplest recipes are always the easiest when you do not over think them.
You only need a few ingredients to make it SIMPLE, EASY, and taste GOOD.

Herb Butter:
Just try using soft butter.
3 - 4 cubes or Tbsps. softened at room temp
or melted in the microwave. My microwave takes 20 seconds.
Add 1 Tbsp.of chopped Basil.
You could add other herbs: dill, cilantro, parsley.
Even red pepper flakes, although not an herb would be nice in butter.
No need for salt since most butter comes pre-salted. Add pepper?

Here's herb ( parsley and basil ) buttered corn that I prepared for my daughter.
I used some of the corn for my wife's corn salsa. (See at bottom of blog.)

Just slice it down the middle of the underbelly side of the shell.
Cook on the barbecue over medium heat roughy 4 minutes each side.
That includes the shell side until the lobster turns pink.

I added herb butter to the lobster.
Always shop for fresh lobster.
Even I make the mistake of buying frozen lobster and it is
not as soft and sweet as it should be.

Speaking of sweet, my wife made a simple, easy light corn salsa.
1 can of rinsed black beans.
Rinsing removes any sediment in the can and additional starches.
1 red onion diced
1 each red and orange bell pepper diced.
Both are sweeter versions of the green peppers.
1 diced green onion (scallion).
1 ear of corn, roasted on the barbecue or grill pan, shaved off the kernels
3 - 4 Tbsp. of Red Wine Vinegar
3 -4 Tbsp. of Extra Virgin Olive oil.
Mix all the ingredients and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Simple. Easy. Light.
Most importantly, cooking with your family, including my daughter,
known for her Mis en Place skills.
Simple Makes Easy.
Which makes it Fun, Delightful, and good for the soul.

Bon Appetit !
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