Radish and Mexican shrimp appetizer
As you can see from the pitiable number of recipes I have under the appetizer category, I am not much of an hors d’oeuvres person. (I totally copy-pasted that word from Google. There is no way I could have spelled that right).
Anyway, me not digging appetizers is incredibly weird, given that I grew up in a Bengali household where a course by course meal was served, every single day. There would always be appetizers, followed by some kind of a lentil soup with a side of vegetables, then meat or fish, followed by chutney . . . → Read More: Radish and Mexican shrimp appetizer
Much as I was looking forward to the end of this oppressive summer, I think I am a tiny bit sad that the past three months have passed us by so quickly. Summer had lulled us to such a laid back lifestyle that it is difficult to get back to a routine now. There is no more getting up late because The Professor has to go to work early; no more staying up late and watching movies together; no more road trips; no more long hikes with Helo and (gasp!) no more chore chart.
Did . . . → Read More: Tuna cakes
Shrimp fried rice
The past week has been all about Project Kitchen Clean-up. I mean a good, thorough clean-up to give the kitchen a fresh start.
[And no, I don't mean cleaning the kitchen floors. Helo does more than a stellar job of that - you'd be hard pressed to find even a single morsel of food anywhere on the kitchen floor. He has chased down every rolling pea, pounced on every fruit bit that made contact with the floor, lapped up any liquid that splattered on the vinyl and made quick . . . → Read More: South Indian style shrimp fried rice
Thai summer rolls
We have been on such a Thai food kick of late! I have two different kinds of Thai curry sitting in my fridge right now (Massaman and Red curry, if you absolutely have to know ); we did Thai take out last weekend and even as I write this post, The Professor is lunching with a graduating student, at where else, but a Thai restaurant!
As if we don’t already have Thai food coming out of our ears, I decided to go ahead and make Thai summer rolls. Why . . . → Read More: Thai summer rolls
Even though I am from Calcutta, where an entire culture thrives on their fondness for fish and treats it quite reverentially, I never ever developed a liking for it. Barring a few select preparations like my grandmother’s gelashi or Ilish machher jhol, fish was usually the least favorite thing on my plate. I hated how the whole house smelled awful when it was getting cooked (and it was cooked every single day) and don’t even get me started on the bones. In short, yuck.
For the first few years that I was in the US, I . . . → Read More: Baked salmon with farro salad