Monday, August 2, 2010

Tuesday Night Supper Club-Indian Spiced Shrimp and Pork Belly Corn Salad

i have been looking for ways 
to use
the bounty from the garden
we have more zucchini
we have a lot of zucchini
tonight's shrimp dish
is indian in nature
and the 
corn salad
is a bit vietnamese
both are easy
and can be put together quickly

Indian Spiced Shrimp
(printable recipe)
1 lb raw peeled and devined shrimp
olive oil
1/2 red bell pepper--thinly julienned
1 large clove garlic--finely minced
1" fresh ginger--finely minced
2 small red thai-bird chilis--finely minced
1/4 cup onion or shallot--finely minced
1 cup zucchini in 1/2" dice
1 generous Tablespoon tomato paste
3/4-1 cup water
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1/2 lemon
Spice Mixture
2 tsp cumin seed--toasted and ground
2 Tbs coriander seed--toasted and ground
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or more to taste)
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
pour enough olive oil on the bottom of a skillet to just cover.  add the zucchini, garlic, thai-bird chili, ginger and onion. cook for about 5 want to really smell the aroma, but you don't want the garlic to burn.  if it starts to get too hot, add a bit of water to slow down the cooking. add the red bell pepper and the spice mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes.  mix in the tomato paste until everything is coated, then add in the shrimp.  let the shrimp get good and coated, then add about 3/4 cup water at first.  stir until a nice sauce begins to form.  cook until the shrimp is cooked through...about 10 minutes or so.  add more water if the sauce gets too thick.  check for salt and pepper.  sprinkle the lemon zest on top and squeeze juice of 1/2 lemon over.  give 1 more stir and then you are done.

Pork Belly Corn Salad
(printable recipe)
2 ears of corn--cooked and kernels cut from the cob
2 green onions--finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper--finely chopped
4" of pork belly--cooked--then sliced and pan fried*
6 chives--finely minced
2 Tbs fish sauce
1 Tbs seasoned rice vinegar
1 tsp cider vinegar
1 tsp black pepper
mix everything together and serve warm, chilled or room temperature
*for my pork belly..i marinated it overnight in root beer.  i then cooked it in a roasting dish at 325 sitting on top of green apples...with a splash of soy sauce and a generous sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper. i let it just cook and cook and cook for about 5 or 6 hours.  i then keep it in the freezer for moments like these!

you might have noticed
that i had a little yogurt dip
to help squelch the spicy bite of the cayenne
this is just 
1 cup of non-fat greek yogurt
1 scallion--finely chopped
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper
and a few Tbs of chopped fresh mint
mix it all up and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour before serving
i am linking up to my own linky..
tuesday night supper club
i hope to see you and your recipes there!
Tuesday Night Supper Club
I am also linking up to Two for Tuesday's
blog hop which is pretty great too!


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