Hello folks. Nice to be back to normal and cooking again. Think I overdid it today and made too much. I have issues with cooking too much. It is a sickness. Not sure why anyone needs more than one side but I like to have options. This tends to lead to tummy aches. Not a good thing.
So going to try and make this snappy. My daughter has soccer in the morning and I need to get to bed. So without all the fuss and gabbing here are some recipes.
1 container of artisan lettuce
¼ red pepper, diced
¼ yellow pepper,diced
3 green onions, chopped
1 roasted tomato, optional
2 tablespoon basil infused olive oil
Wash and tear the lettuce. Place in bowl.
Chop up other veggies. Place in bowl.
Drizzle salad with olive oil and toss.
Optional step- roast a tomato on the grill and then pull apart and lay over salad.
Grilled Corn on the Cob:
Corn on the cob
Place peeled corn on your grill over low/medium heat and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes. Flip occasionally.
Brush butter over top and serve.
Grilled Baguette with Drizzle:
¼ to ½ half drizzle oil, I used Roasted Garlic and Shallot
Cut your baguette into pieces.
Put on a pan or platter.
Drizzle with oil generously.
Let soak for about 4 to 5 minutes.
Place on medium heat on grill for about 2 to 3 minutes each side.
Remove and serve.
Sirloin Steak on the Grill:
4 to 5 steaks
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Barbecue sauce to taste
Preheat your grill for about 10ish minutes.
Pat dry your steaks. Rub your steak with spices before grilling.
Place steaks on grill and cook for about 3 minutes on each side on high heat.
Brush on barbecue sauce and move steaks to other side of grill and cook over lower heat for another 8 to 10 minutes each side.
Remove and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes to let juices work their magic.
BBQ-ing should not always be difficult. Tonight I did dinner in under 30 minutes. If you time yourself and do things in a good order you can multi task and get it done quick. These were all simple recipes without a lot of fuss for one of those nights you do not have a ton of time. Hope you try them.
Oh wait, there is dessert. How could I forget the dessert, just wrong! Here is an ice cream recipe. This is my first time making ice cream. I figure if you are going to be bad, be REALLY bad. I went all out. Hope you like it.
Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pistachio Ice Cream a la Kim:
credit- inspired from the chocolate recipe from cuisinart booklet
¾ cup (175ml) cocoa powder
½ cup (125ml) sugar
⅓ cup (75ml) dark brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1 cup (250ml) whole milk
2 cups (500ml) heavy cream, for us Canadian folk this means whipping cream
½ teaspoon (7ml) vanilla
3 mini bite size brownies, cut into really small pieces
3 pieces of bite size store bought fudge, cut into really small pieces
15 shelled and crushed pistachios, use about ⅔ the amount in ice cream, other ⅓ set aside to toss on as a garnish
In a bowl mix your cocoa, sugars and salt together. I used a stand mixer with whisk.
Add the milk and mix on low speed until everything dissolves and is well mixed.
Stir in heavy cream or whipping cream and vanilla. Mix well.
Cover the bowl and put in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours, or you can do it overnight.
Take bowl out of fridge and make sure your ice cream bowl has been properly chilled for a day or so.
Transfer to ice cream bowl and put the machine together.
Turn on and mix for 15 to 20 minutes. Should thicken a lot.
Cut up your brownies, fudge and pistachios while it mixes in the ice cream maker.
Check your consistency, if pleased with it you can move on, if not mix for a few more minutes.
Now add in by hand your brownie, fudge and pistachios. Stir well.
Scoop into bowls immediately or stick in freezer for a couple hours.
If putting in freezer make sure you let it stand for 10 or 15 minutes when you take it back out.
Toss some crushed pistachios over top.
I think I smeared ice cream on the camera by accident as all my shots have a fuzzy spot. Lol! Is this not the most amazing thing you have seen, well you should taste it. Seriously, hop on a plane and come on by. I will make you gain 10 pounds in 3 day I can assure you.
As always toodles and smoochies. xx
ps pics of my new toys will go on tomorrow. They had ice cream smudges on them. Lol!
Photos missing due to a G+ incident. They will be replace soon.