Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Roasted Buffalo Shrimp with Blue Cheese Mac and Cheese


Something new. New flavors but easy fix for a weeknight. Creamy blue cheese macaroni paired with  spicy roasted shrimps. Yum.

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
5 cloves garlic minced
4 bay leaves crushed
1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce
Juice of one lemon
1 t oregano
1 t celery seed
1 t paprika
1 T Worcestshire sauce
1/4 t liquid smoke
1/4 cup butter

4 oz blue cheese
2 oz cream cheese
2 slices processed Swiss
1 cup 1/2 and 1/2
8 ounces elbow macaroni

 preheat oven 425
Combine butter, hot sauce, Worcestshire, celery seed, oregano, paprika and liquid smoke in a small bowl and set aside.
Heat a large skillet with cooking spray and add garlic and crushed bay leaves. Cook till garlic gets some color then add shrimp. Toss for 2-3 minutes then add sauce and coat. Place pan in hot oven 7-10 minutes till shrimp are firm and cooked through

Cook pasta and drain. Return pan to heat and add 1/2 &1/2 and cheeses. Heat till cheeses are melted and sauce thickens.

Serve with shrimps on the side.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Eating Omaha...Charred

We have driven past this place a lot so now its time to try something in the neighborhood. Charred is a burger joint with table service and great burgers at least what we sampled.


The menu features several flavors of burgers and all the fixings using Wagyu beef. So good! And the prices are reasonable. We  started with and order of wings, Buffallo, but there were several flavors to choose from. Not the greatest wings I have had honestly. Just missing something I would have had to fuss with them to make them taste better. 
Brenda ordered a Rooster Chicken sandwich with a Bleu cheese and radish, cucumber slaw finished with a Sriacha Aioli. Tasty. I had a burger with Bleu cheese and caramelized onions. Fries were shared between the two of us and there were plenty.  Not bad prices and fast, attentive service. 2 thumbs up!



Grilling with Weber


Normally I am a gas grill guy. Never fussed with charcoal much but when Mom passed she left 2 Weber Kettles, I took the smaller one and left the other for Ellen.  I started small, some ribs, a little brined chicken and a few burgers. Lamb sliders were a hit for Nick's birthday so I expanded the repertoire. Last week I found swordfish on sale and I had a nice grill basket. I treated the fish steaks to a quick marinade of olive oil and lemon juice with a bit of garlic then out to a hot grill for about 12 minutes total. So tasty.

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