Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A Question of Favorite Dishes

Courtesy of his slut (with a chime in from Jz for recipes), "What is your favorite dish to cook? What is your favorite dish to bake? What is Alpha's favorite meal that you cook?"

Oh geez, I'm not a huge fan of cooking these days. I'm still learning how to use the electric range and the results are...Less than stellar lol. Couple that with the drastic change in elevation, and it's like learning to cook all over again! My fool-proof recipes are not so fool proof anymore.

At the moment, I have no favorite dishes to cook--if it's not moving on the plate, and is edible, I'm down with that.Terrible, isn't it?

My favorite dish to bake is chocolate ream pie. While I'm not sure that it technically qualifies as a "dish", deserts are the only thing I really tend to bake. The recipe can be found here.

Alpha's favorite meal that I cook is bacon wrapped shrimp drenched in cream sauce and piled on steak. If' I'm feeling rich, he likes the cream sauce with crab in it.

Keep in mind that this is one of those things fibbed up in my kitchen upon request, so it's not an exact science by any means.

Large shrimp (raw) prawns are best, but definitely more pricey.
Bacon (raw)
Heavy cream
Garlic (as much as you want. If you use too much, it does overpower the crab though)
Small amount of flour
Flank steak to pour everything on top of

Wrap the shrimp in bacon and run a toothpick through to keep from coming unwrapped. Saute until bacon is cooked through, turning occasionally. While that's cooking, I sear up the steak until cooked (I like mine bleeding, he prefers his a little more well done). For the cream sauce, melt butter with minced garlic, add a bit of flour and whisk for about a minute (easy on the flour, if you use to much, it comes out like gravy. You can always add more if you need to, but it's best a bit on the runny side and the cream is pretty thick). Pour in the cream and whisk until smooth and just below simmering. Add crab and heat until done, avoiding bringing it to a boil.
Put your steak on a plate, toss your bacon wrapped shrimp on top, and drown in cream sauce.


  1. That recipe sounds both delicious and deadly. My favorite kind.

    1. CM,
      it will certainly send you to the couch for the rest of the evening!

  2. Oh my gosh this sounds like heaven!!

    1. Minelle,
      suddenly, it's all I want to eat. Lol.

  3. You are a hero of the revolution, my friend! Yum!

    (and I hate hate hate an electric stove myself. I feel your pain...)

    1. Jz,
      Oh man, this electric stove is just awful! To top it off, not only is it not level, the burner tops just will not lay right, so everything slides to one side of the pan, burns on half and doesn't cook on the other side!!
      I figure that I should get it all figured out right around the time our lease is up...

  4. Hi Lil, I've only used an electric stove. I'm afraid I'm not much of a seafood fan, but the recipe sounds delish if I substitute. Sacrilege I know. The pie sounds awesome :)


    1. Roz,
      I don't know how you do it!!

      That's the beauty of fibbed up recipes--you can do whatever you want to them! Mostly...


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