Tuesday, July 22, 2008

FESTIVAL, MAC N CHEESE, MARINATED GRILLED VEGETABLES

MARINATED GRILLED VEGETABLE SKEWERS

1 eggplant, cut into 3/4 inch slices (I forgot this)
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into squares
1 zucchini, sliced
4 fresh mushrooms, stems removed
4 Tablespoos olive oil
4 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons basil
2 teaspoons minced garlic

Place veggies in medium bowl.

In another bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, basil and garlic.

Pour mixture over the veggies, cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Alternate veggies on skewers. Cook on gril 2-3 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.

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FESTIVAL

I had this every day in Jamaica. It's kinda like a deep-fried dumpling.

1 1/2 cups flour
3 Tablespoons cornmeal
1 Cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
Stir together flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, and baking powder.
Add the teaspoon of vanilla to the cup of water.
Add a small amount of water in to the flour mixture, work in with fingertips. Keep adding small amounts of water until it becomes a firm dough which is only slightly sticky (you won't need to add the whole cup). If it gets too sticky to work with, add more flour.
Cover and leave stand for 30 minutes.
Take a small piece, knead in your hand, and roll into small sausage shape.
Cover each Festival in a mixture of flour and cornmeal.
Deep fry until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.

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MACARONI AND CHEESE

This was the easiest part of the dinner:




1 comment:

Alice Audrey said...

It all looks mouth watering, and none of it is stuff I've done before.