Quiet day. Simple dinner…pork tenderloin seasoned with olive oil and Penzeys Tsardust Memories seasoning, and roasted in the oven. Drizzled with apple cider syrup. Sides were roasted Herbs de Provence potatoes and green beans. A glass of wine.
Quiet day at home. Never got out of our jammies.
Had a latte for breakfast, then needed to use up some frig leftovers for lunch. Spread out some sourdough pizza dough, topped with left over potato dauphinois, bacon, and rosemary. We both thought this was really good. Tonight is Thai delivery.
And this would be my homemade pizza. Half cherry peppers, with onion and garlic throughout. We also heated up a mushroom flatbread from Aldi that we did not consume during NYE last night. Mine was better.
New years resolution : Buy pizza dough from the local bakery . Cut 20 mins off my cooking time . I’m at a snail’s pace .
Pizza dough I bought today. Let it rise hour and a half and shape.
Clam pizza . Clams from the shell , pecorino , mozzarella, garlic , and oo
First brunch of the decade was cheese on toast followed by a slice of pecan pie.
First dinner of the decade was my first pizza made from homemade dough, and black eyed peas, based on a recipe @Rooster posted on the black eyed pea thread, omitting the bacon/sausage/collards and adding bell pepper. https://www.africanbites.com/black-eyed-peas-recipe/
Today we had our traditional New Year’s Day tapas style dinner with the kids: edamame, crudités, cheese board, Brie tartlets with apricot jam, crab cakes, pigs in blankets, bacon wrapped dates, cheese crusted olives, roasted cauliflower and crunchy chickpeas, coconut shrimp.
It was a dish that didn’t make it on the Christmas menu. A recipe by chef Shinichi Sato of restaurant Passage 53.
Actually it was quite delicious and simple: half of cauliflower thinly shaved with mandolin and marinated with hazelnut oil (originally asked for almond oil). The other half cooked in salted water and mixed with some milk to become purée. Squid cooked in a hot pan. Served. Couldn’t believe we each ate half a cauliflower!! Orange wine from Greece wasn’t bad at all.
Tried a beginner version for dinner…I used store bought a stack of Chinese dumpling rounds and made my first batch. I did not crimp to seal. I just sealed them closed and then steamed in bamboo box and pan fried. The filling was I a few raw chicken tenders in the fp along with scallion, garlic, ginger and toasted sesame oil and a touch of corn starch. Made a hoisin dip. Very simple but the chicken was tender and no bursts.
DH made seabass with lime, chilies, and fish sauce from Norman Musa’s “Amazing Malaysian.” He ended up hating the fish - too fishy - and having leftover adobo instead. I took one for the team - this would be great with cod or salmon. Sides were miso-butter corn and quinoa.