Posts Tagged ‘culinary mysteries’


Posted on September 27, 2016 - by

Grilled Shrimp and Peaches for a Crowd

LUCY BURDETTE: I know I’ve mentioned my supper club on this blog here in the past–we are six couples who try to get together 3 to 5 times a year for dinner and chatter. The hostess (and host) are responsible for the main course and the table setting, and each of the other couples brings a dish. The hostess can assign certain recipes or leave it open-ended. For various reasons, this year got away from us so we wanted to throw together an easy summer supper. We ended up with a mixed grill, potato salad, salad, grilled vegetables, and a lemon and orange-glazed angel food cake from 4 and 20 Blackbirds bakery in Guilford CT for dessert. Everyone loved our shrimp and the peaches so I’ll share those recipes with you!

Ingredients for the the shrimp

Three large shrimp per person (33 for my event), shelled and deveined

1/2 cup good olive oil
One large lemon
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 to 2 large cloves of garlic, choppedMix the ingredients, olive oil to brown sugar, and taste to see if you need more lemon. Stir in the chopped garlic. Let the shrimp sit in the marinade in a glass dish for 2 to 4 hours, stirring from time to time. Meanwhile, soak bamboo skewers in water. I had the 8 inch kind, which fits three large shrimp.

Thread three shrimp crossways onto each skewer so they will lie flat on the grill. Grill on medium high heat for three minutes each side. The brown sugar should result in a nice glaze.

For the peaches: Pit six peaches and slice them lengthwise. (We all agreed there was no need to peel them!) Brush the peach flesh with lemon juice and then a bit of olive oil. Sprinkle with fresh rosemary. Grill for 6-8 minutes in a grill pan, flipping once.

I served the shrimp with grilled sausages and grilled peach halves–A very very mixed grill!

Lucy Burdette writes the Key West food critic mysteries. Are you all caught up? This easy dinner will leave you plenty of time to read… and then for all the latest news, follow Lucy on:

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Posted on September 21, 2016 - by

Blueberry Zucchini Bread #recipe

 

John has batting practice

We’ve had a zucchini extravaganza in our garden this summer. As my friend Gina says, tis the season where people lock their garage doors and car doors to prevent gardeners from leaving baseball bat-sized zukes on the premises…

But in case this happens to you, here’s a yummy recipe for zucchini/blueberry bread.

Ingredients

3 large eggs
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup butter
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
½ cups granulated white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups shredded zucchini, squeezed with a paper towel
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp no sodium baking powder
1/2 tsp  no sodium baking soda
2 cups fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Oil two 8×4 inch loaf pans.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, applesauce, vanilla, sugar and zucchini.

In a food processor, whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. Cut in the butter.

Mix a tablespoon of the flour mixture into the blueberries.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir gently. Carefully stir in the floured blueberries.

Divide the batter between the two prepared pans. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for at least 20 minutes, then turn out bread onto wire racks until it has cooled completely.

Lucy Burdette writes the Key West food critic mysteries. Are you all caught up? Hope you have plenty of time to read this fall… and then for all the latest news, follow Lucy on:

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Posted on March 23, 2014 - by

LUCY BURDETTE’S KEY WEST RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS, Part 1

B.O’s Fishwagon
801 Caroline Street

Fried grouper with a nice green salad or black beans and rice, grilled scallops with fried onions and a side salad, Mother’s Finest burger, fish sandwich, fried shrimp. Outdoors and casual

Hayley Snow says: for visitors yearning for a taste of quintessential Key West. Go on a warm day and don’t look too closely at the dirt floors and rough wooden tables and you’ll find yourself picnicking in comfort food heaven. B.O.’s calls its burger Mother’s Finest, and I have to agree. Order it grilled medium with the works—and prepare for a four-napkin feast. AN APPETITE FOR MURDER

Bad Boy Burrito
1220 ½ Simonton Street

Fish tacos, fresh-squeezed limeade, beef, chicken, or vegetarian burritos with your choice of toppings plus rice, beans all tucked inside. NO SEATING except for one bench on the sidewalk—take your loot to the beach!

Hayley Snow says: Fast food doesn’t have to mean greasy, bland, or caloric. Some of the absolute most mouth-watering food in Key West gets carried out of Bad Boy Burrito in a paper sack. AN APPETITE FOR MURDER

La Creperie
300 Petronia Street

Greek salad in a buckwheat crepe, Croque Monsieur, amazing dessert crepes, sidewalk seating

Hayley Snow says: The waitress delivered our meals: Greek salads thick with feta cheese and Niçoise olives folded into buckwheat pancakes, a spinach and mushroom omelet, and the ham and cheese sandwich crowned with an egg over easy and an order of french fries on the side. “Besides, if the conference sponsors aren’t happy,” Sigrid said, plunging her knife into the sandwich so that yoke flowed like yellow lava over the ham onto the crunchy stalks of potato, “Dustin’s out of a job.” DEATH IN FOUR COURSES

Louie’s Backyard
700 Waddell Street

Sandwiches, salads, big plates, and a stunning setting on the Atlantic Ocean. Upstairs they serve small plates with a great view, but no reservations are taken.

Hayley Snow says: I could hear the waves rolling in, and the grace notes above that—tinkling glasses and laughing guests. Louie’s Backyard appeared down the block, a pink-sided building with white trim and white lights wound around the small property’s palm trees. DEATH IN FOUR COURSES



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