Thursday, September 18, 2008

Frustrated with blogger and "This one is for Naomi"

I've got some good pictures to post, but blogger won't let me ;-(
Sometimes it just doesn't seem to work. I've checked the help/support blog and many others seem to have the same problem.
Anywho.....thought I'd at least write the my posts, pics will follow.......when we get lucky ;-)
WE GOT LUCKY TODAY. Picture uploading no problem.

Ahi Tuna tartare.
To save on the cost, I buy a frozen piece of ahi Tuna from a local fish monger. Just let it defrost then slice and chop. Add a generous amount of scallion, evoo, fresh ground pepper and a splash of tamari. You can also add a splash of rice vinegar (careful to not overdo it with this one or it will dominate the flavor of the tartare). Also add some diced cucumber. I combine both and make "Japanese cucumber pickles" Then I dice those and add to the tartare.

Home made pickles. Easy to do. Mix half water half rice vinegar and sea salt.

Naomi left me a nice comment so I thought I do a post for her and answer the questions she had. Kitchen tools; here are some I like.

  • Salad spinner. It really cuts down on the prep time of a lot of your greens. From washing spinach and arugula to all sorts of lettuce.

  • Small food processor. This is one sold everywhere in the US. Easy to clean and very versatile. Make a quick pesto, garlic and onion puree, almond butter etc.

  • Masher. I just made that name up. I don't know what it's called. But grew up with one. (to make a classic Dutch dish called Hutspot and stampot) Great for making mashed broccoli and cauliflower.

Naomi also asked about "staples" in my kitchen.

This top 10 is what's pretty much always on hand in no particular order (except for garlic ;-) )

  1. Garlic
  2. Evoo
  3. Coconut oil
  4. onion
  5. ground grass fed beef
  6. Lettuce/salad of all kinds (including spinach and arugula)
  7. cucumber
  8. organic butter
  9. celery
  10. almonds

Keep the comments coming!!!!

Have an amazing day and make sure you smile a lot.


Jenny said...

That sounds delicious! I might try that next week over some raw daikon radish "noodles."

Marc said...

Hi Jenny,
Excellent idea!! Thank you for sharing that.
Daikon is oh so good.


Naomi said...

Thank you Marc :)
Those are some awesome tips! Being a dutchy, of course I've got that masher lying around.. never even thought about using it for anything paleo before! The pictures really help..

Marc said...

Hey Dutchy ;-)
Last night made caulliflower mash.
(see new post)
Boil caulliflower, mash it, add a scoop of butter and dill.
So quick and so yummy.
What's that masher called anyway?
Do you know?