One of wife Jan’s Noom recipes was Marinated Red Snapper with Fruit Salsa and, of course, I took exception to their take on the recipe. I personally think that bananas do not belong in any salsa or that—in a recipe which is supposed to limit sugar as much as possible—it needs all that brown sugar. However, it did give me an idea for new take on my fish tacos.
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Wife Jan has started Noom trying to lose her Covid pounds—I strangely have actually lost weight during this time. The diet came with some recipes that she wished to try. The first one was for a shrimp salad. I took one look at it and knew that I could not make it the way they wrote it—with half a pound of shrimp per person.
Daughter Eilene had wanted Thai mango rice, but we were ordering dinner from a Chinese restaurant. Mother and daughter went on about how much they liked mango—personally I can take it or leaver it. To please them, I decided to make mango rice pudding.
I am making Indian tacos this weekend and daughter Miriam cannot eat most of the salsas I am planning to make to top these Native American treats. Miriam is currently “off” garlic, onions, and chilies—which means I need a salsa that does not include any of these. Corn and mango came to mind and I went to work with that idea.
I am making Jan’s birthday meal of chicken mole, beans, and rice. That is a lot of meat and starch, but Jan also likes to be vegetable forward. My original idea was for a mango and avocado salad, but for seven people that would either be very small serving for each person or very expensive.
I bought a mango several days ago and it was in danger of becoming over ripe. When I mentioned that I was thinking about making a fruit salad to go with my chicken dinner the response was quite positive. Gathering what fruit I had produced this salad.
I made Jamaican Jerk Chicken on Sunday and I have half a breast leftover. Checking out the Jamaican cook book, that Jan brought me back from England, I saw that it had a recipe for Caribbean coleslaw. If I put the chicken together with the coleslaw I could come up with the Jamaican equivalent of a Chinese Chicken salad. Of course, I view a cookbook recipe as a source of ideas and insparation, not a list of ingredients, so my salad is only a nod at the original recipe.
I am making barbequed Jamaican chicken this weekend and, with fewer restrictions to my cooking than normal, I can pack my dishes with fruit. Parboiling is a way to speed up the cooking process. Warm half-cooked potatoes absorb more of the marinade and roast in less time. Potatoes burnt on the outside and raw on the inside is not the dining experience that you are looking for.
Note: Unless that is how your mother made them. I had a friend in college and his mother cooked just that way. Of course, he also thought that a frozen submarine sandwich was haute cuisine.
Adapted from a Caribbean Pot recipe
I wanted a cooling salad to go with my spicy jerked chicken and this one sounded like a good one. The mango does not fit into the Ketogenic diet, but Chris can give Myr his mango if he wishes, the rest should be OK for him. I replaced the original grapefruit with orange, because it is less sour and I prefer it.
The [trademarked chocolate and peanut butter confection] Challenge. For the last few weeks I have been constrained by trying to make things suit a particular cuisine. With just an ingredient challenge I am free to go whole “California Fusion.” To mix and match flavors and techniques with only one constraint–it should all taste good when I’m done.