I haven’t mentioned any restairants lately so it’s time to get that back on track too…
We had a really nice lunch at Oceana Restaurant yesterday . It’s a seafood restaurant grounded in Central/South American flavors
Rather than the ubiquitous tortilla chip, you get cucumber and jicama with tajin while your sip your drink.
For lunch they have half price wine by the glass plus an array of tequila and vodka based drinks—-here’s my bloody. i missed snapping a pic of the Oceana Margarita that Jim had.
For our starter, we had lobster topped guacamole with a nice fruit sauce—note for future visits, the sauce is not vegetarian.
We both chose one of their shrimp dishes. Tequila Shrimp for me…
…and Chipotle Shrimp for him.
Overall this was a really nice find, fairly close to home. We intend to return.
So i bought some kimchi saurkraut (which is yummy by the way….its saurkraut with kimchi seasonings), and had no idea what to do with it. My reference is saurkraut wih potatoes and sausage.
So thats what i did. White rice, potatoes in tamari and shrimp sausage. I basically used a shrimp burger recipe and shaped it as sausages, rolled in foil, froze to firm up and baked them.
From the silver palate, i am making arancini…and from my brain, shrimp meatballs.
Raw peeled and deveined shrimp in the vitamix
Maybe a little too vitamixed.
I added some gluten free bread crumbs and lemon juice…dill, salt
Meatball shaped, dipped in bread crumbs. Put it in the freezer …
Brought them back out and up to temp and fried
Finished off in oven
TVP soaked in tomato andWorcestershire and vitamixed
Draining the rice before mixing in butter and parmesan
Omg…i could stop here…buttery/parmesany rish rice cooling and drying.
Rolled up, filled with a piece ofmozzarella and tvp/tomato mix…then dipped in egg and then gluten free flour
Aperol spritz for jim and campari spritz for me
Pasta with chard and the shrimp meatballs
Egg noodle gluten free pasta was a fail.
Shrimp meatballs were perfect and arent so delivate icant sauce them better
Arancini…smaller next time. But thatnrice was wonderful, i really did learn a new technique.
Last nights leftover rice gets a new cibe with shrimp and bamboo shoots…with a side of stir fried kale and chard
It needed more singapore to stir fry the shrimp in
And a dash of one of my new favorite things
Stir fried greens with bankok spice and red pepper flakes…elephant garlic, ginger, leftover orange pepper, and some mushrooms…veggie broth too
The shrimp get goingbwith the bamboo shoots and singapore spice
Yes, my akbar sushi pieces came to visit again