I was planning to make a rice dish out of pulsed cauliflower…i did buy the cauliflower, but while shopping, i was consumed by the idea of pad thai fried rice made with the cauliflower. I bought ingredients for my pad thai and returned to work. The idea didnt sound so hot by the time i got home but i had brown rice thai noodles in the cabinet…
Here my mise:
No fish sauce….but i have my thai chili infused viengar ready to go and im using a sriracha baked tofu (trader joes).
I also was inspired to get out and scrub up my le creuset cast iron wok that has languished in the cabinet for 6 years since we moved in…
Next i start the peppers , garlic and ginger
In with the eggs
Next noodles, sauce (sugar, tamari, chili vinegar, coconut vinegar, pepper flakes) and after that gets a nice warming i added the sprouts.
We had it with a bubbly nigori i saw in the fridge
And in the table
Actually, this was quick and easy for a weekday and i have a bit leftover for lunch tomorrow.
So yesterday’s slow grilled pork butt went latin today…
Oven simmered with potatoes, red pepper and a tomatillo simmer sauce
Add some homemade salsa
And we had the basis of tiny tacos
With agua chiles made from left over NYE shrimp
All tied together with a champagne tequila cocktail
Jim doesnt like the cocktail and i love it….hes not liking the reposado flavor…so he should be good if i do over with silver. For me, this is like sipping reposado without any bite and a hint of sweet but the sparkling wine was extra dry….shifting to asti would be a whole new drink! This one is the juice of 1/2 lime, 1 pt tequila, 2 parts triple sec, 2 part sparkiling wine
So one of my Tasting Table emails mentions homemade red pepper jelly with cream cheese and Ritz crackers…Our New Years Eve usually consists of an entire day (two meals) comprised of snacks. So red pepper jelly we go!
Four red peppers finely diced
I rough chopped then put in the food processor
Then they need time to drain A LOT:
After about 1 cup I squeezed them with a paper towel
Combine with 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1 cup white wine vinegar bring to a boil and simmer about an hour
And the finished version:
I thought i way overcooked but i just minorly overcooked because my inspiration was :