Monday, August 18, 2014

Coconut -and- Lime Pork Kebabs

I made this last week and guess what??  It's on the menu again for Tuesday.
I even ate it for leftovers for lunch and dinner the next day. 

Yes it was that good!

I am a magazine hoarder.   I truly love em....
The other day on Zulily they had magazines at discounted prices.  My Food Network expired ions back and bam...I got it again.  Along with another fun looking magazine called
Yum for Kids fun & fun 

On with the food Laura....

Coconut - and - Lime Pork Kebobs


1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 13 .5-ounce can coconut milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for the grill
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for topping
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons Sriracha (Asian chile sauce)
Romaine lettuce leaves, for serving
Chopped roasted peanuts, scallions and cucumber, for topping


Toss the pork with half of the coconut milk, the vegetable oil, garlic, 1/3 cup each brown sugar and cilantro, and 1 tablespoon each fish sauce, lime juice and Sriracha in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 4 hours.

Preheat a grill to medium and lightly brush the grates with vegetable oil. Thread the pork onto eight 10-inch skewers. Grill the kebabs, turning occasionally and brushing with the remaining coconut milk, until marked and cooked through, about 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine 1 tablespoon water and the remaining 1 tablespoon each brown sugar, fish sauce, lime juice and Sriracha in a small bowl. Serve the kebabs in romaine leaves and drizzle with the sauce. Top with chopped peanuts, scallions, cucumber and cilantro.

If you're using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes to prevent scorching.

I wouldn't change  A THING with this recipe.  (granted I had to triple the recipe and quadruple the sauce)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Knock Knock....

Who's There?


Me Who?

I know it's been ages....
I've been busy.....(isn't that what people always say?)

I just haven't really had a good moment to sit and put thoughts to paper (or screen)

As soon as I do I get pulled should see my draft's full of thoughts

I'm pretty much over on IG all day....It's like a mini blog w/o all the words

What brought me back for however brief it may be?


Yep food.  What else?

I scour magazines and Pinterest for great ideas and a little gem I found on Food Network Magazine September issue HIT ME....I'm gonna share with you tomorrow!  Please come back...

But before I get into that...I'll post a few photos of the past meals and then hopefully one day update my recipe tab.  (I would like to find them easier too)

I've discovered a new IG/Blog called Real Food By Dad...his pictures are amazing and he's inspired a few meals lately!  Like this one....

Taco Pizza....we used Naan bread for the crust.....he made his own....use what ya got!

This picture is to show Ball Park Night doesn't have to be boring...Grill your hot dogs on your panini press....and then fry some fries up and then toss w/a ranch paste (packet of ranch dress and some oil for a paste.  Then toss the hot fries (in batches) with a spooful in a bowl)  Then grab your plastic boat plates and use your paper picnic liners for a fun meal.  


Another favorite.  (from The Busy Budgeting Mama) Pasta shells tossed with a little olive oil/s&p/tomatoes/fresh mozzarella/fresh basil)

 It's hot....break out your molds ....mix a little greek yogurt with sugar (or not) and then puree some fruit and add a little sugar (or not) ...then layer in your molds.  Lily tells me my Popsicle is better than store bought...bam

Grab your waffle press and make some breakfast tacos (realfoodbydad again)

Ok....this little gem is called Freezer Caramel Drizzle Pie
I added the coconut/pecan topping to a layer in the middle!  It was so good!  I also had leftover and made individual cups ( I may or may not have eaten those when no one was looking)

Breaking Bread....there is something about a glass of red and bread with olive oil/balsamic and cracked pepper while cooking dinner...

We had some flank with Chimichurri the other night...I pureed the leftover and added it to our burgers the next time
I got the recipe from Food Network's 50 Best ......insert they put in their magazine.  This was for 50 Grilled Steaks. 
1 cup each finely chopped parsley and cilantro
1 bunch finely chopped scallions
1 finely chopped garlic clove
1tbs finely chopped oregano (or 1 tsp dried)
1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
season salt and pepper

Shortbread Blondie Bars (Paula Deen May/June issue)

Another quick favorite meal I could eat weekly
Green Spicy Rice
Chicken Strips
and a Buttermilk Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce.  (triple the was that good)

Ohhhh Had to throw in COLE'S 2ND BIRTHDAY (I can't believe he's 2) Construction Cake

Limoncello.  Took 6 weeks to make some bottles....but man of man are we enjoying the sweet golden drink

Here is my version of Lemon Drops

Grilled Rosemary Chicken and Grilled Artichokes w/a Lemon Sauce
For those asking....cut your chokes in half and then scoop out the fuzzy....then boil until tender....drain....drizzle with olive oil and cracked pepper and salt and grill cut side down!
Lemon sauce I just took some Mayo/Lemon juice/chopped garlic and s&p

FOR THE BLOG TOMORROW?  This little gem below.  I can't quit thinking about it!

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