Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cooking is Awesome

Guess who made the best dinner last night?  Oh my god you guys it was awesome.  Chili-lime shrimp, cumin roasted potatoes, and grilled walleye with a brown butter sauce.  The walleye was good, but the shrimp and potatoes were completely amazing (and pretty simple, too).  Since you people are constantly begging me for recipes, here's how I did the shrimp:

De-vein and peel raw shrimp, put in a plastic bag
In separate bowl combine 3 tablespoons olive oil, 3 cloves of garlic (minced), 1 and 1/2 squeezed limes worth of lime juice, some finely shredded lime peel (about a half a lime's worth), 1 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
Poor marinade into bag with shrimp and rub into shrimp.  Let sit for 10 minutes.  Flip over and do the same on the other side.  Let sit for another ten minutes.
Put on skewers and grill until done.

Boom.  So good.

-  Fine.  Here's the recipe for the potatoes.

Slice 2-3 russet potatoes into 1/2 inch or so slices (enough slices to singly cover a baking sheet) and put into a bowl.
In separate bowl combine 2-3 cloves of garlic (minced), 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of salt  (I use sea salt), and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.  Add to bowl with potatoes and toss to coat.
Layer on baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes at 500 degrees.

That's it.  Enjoy the best meal you've ever had.


Babe Winkleman said...

Did you buy the walleye at Lunds or Byerlys? Lord knows you are only capable of catching baby bass.

ron schara said...

Babe, around here we refer to bass as green carp. Who the hell wants to catch those things anyway?

Anonymous said...

Jokes aside I tried these shrimps tonight. Freaking awesome. No joke.