|The happy couple who so readily offered up their grill.|
|This glorious hodgepodge made for one amazingly unexpected meal.|
The end result of our culinary collaboration would be one of the strangest yet tastiest meals yet that just spoke of how good of a time we all had. I prepped some cajun shrimp and bacon wrapped asparagus (and a couple of portabella mushrooms for our vegetarian host, Jessica), while Jaime made boudin, steaks and Brussels sprouts on the grill. This was rounded out by Maconda and Sacha's salad and Jess' assortment of yummy vegetarian Indian food. Finally, to top it all off, Jess and I joined forces to negate that last belt loop with a pear and ginger crumble (a la mode naturally). Now, you're probably pretty skeptical right now as to how this made any sort of coherent sense. When everything tastes this good, it doesn't all have to have a point. It just has to make its way to my belly.
Time: 20 minutes
|I imagine this is what brains feel like.|
2 lbs of shrimp, peeled and deveined
Tony Chachere's creole seasoning
A friend with a ridiculously nice grill
|Made even more Cajun by the addition of Jaime's glorious boudin.|
- In a large bowl, generously drizzle the olive oil and spices onto the peeled shrimp.
- Deal with the grossness that is raw shrimp and massage the spices and oil into them.
- Let marinade for 10 minutes.
- Pop on five shrimp per skewer and cook on the grill covered for about 3 minutes per side or until they turn orange and curve in on themselves.
|Dennis and his Brussels sprouts approve.|
Once I heard Jaime had bought two pounds of boudin, I knew I wanted to keep the Cajun theme going, so I decided on these spiced up shrimp. The shrimp had a nice bite to them and were ridiculously plump and juicy. They went especially well amongst the greens of the salad or on top the masterfully cooked steak.
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Servings: Never enough
Time: Until the bacon is crispy (20-30 minutes)
Asparagus, with ends snapped off
Hickory smoked bacon
- Wrap a thick slice of bacon around three pieces of asparagus. Use a toothpick to keep it closed.
- Sprinkle some pepper on the bacon and grill until the bacon is cooked (Don't worry about overcooking the asparagus. It'll all work out.). Make sure you flip the bacon once.
|Insert drool here.|
|Maconda and Sacha continue to ruin pictures by being a perfect couple.|
|Mara knows where the action is at.|