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WHO'S THAT GIRL: A higher education obsessed foodie who is documenting her life in the kitchen. I love to cook delicious, gourmet-style foods for those I love and always welcome a challenge in the kitchen. With that challenge comes an impromptu nature. I tend to avoid following recipes to the exact, so you are not likely to find very many posted here. Being that I am a Libra and am learning to be free in the kitchen, the story always goes, "A pinch of this and a smattering of that!" Thank you for visiting -- and happy reading!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pâté on a Budget

I got to use the blender Nancy got for me a while back! I rarely get to use it, partially because I am not accustomed to having a food processor, so I am not sure the range of its possibilities.

On this particular evening, I wanted to make a sort of shrimp salsa -- kind of a like a ceviche. Kind of. Almost. Well...not really. Honestly, I didn't have anything in mind other than I wanted to have some sort of shrimp/corn dish with a load of other fresh vegetables in it. I started with the shrimp.

So, no, this wasn't a ceviche at all. I sauteed the shrimp with Old Bay seasoning and fresh garlic with a little bit of lime.

Meanwhile, I put the corn, mint, shallots and a bit of lime in the processor. I then seasoned the mahi mahi and set it aside.



I also tossed together a general salad -- the same type I love to make with two different types of cheeses and also fresh tomatoes -- Hot House this time -- and marinated mushrooms. That way, we didn't have to worry about salad dressing.

When the shrimp was ready, I tossed it in the processor and added a little bit of soy sauce, sesame oil, cilantro, raw sweet onions and a few other things. Turns out I blended this too much because it turned out nearly identical to the texture of pâté.

Whoops.

Ah well, it made for decent presentation along with some blue chips. Lastly, I grilled the mahi mahi and that was that. And, most important, and Nancy said she loved the flavor and the taste of the shrimp whatever it is. 


2 comments:

  1. Mistakes can be good. They can lead to surprise results. What you did sounds good to me.

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  2. Indeed. Strangely, I this is my tendency :-)

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