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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.


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. 


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

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


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