Weekend Food Trip
I’ve always said that one of the rewards of having some cooking and baking skills is being able to prepare and enjoy whatever I crave for in the comfort of our home even at the most ungodly hour barring some unforeseen circumstances like the stove or oven being busted or unavailability of ingredients needed although the latter is not a hopeless situation and can still be remedied via substitute ingredients. Such is the case last weekend. First, I wanted a repeat of the spicy crabs I made way back but blue crabs were not available so change of plan and I just settled for shrimp. I found really nice large ones on sale at my favorite Carrniceria- yes, they sell seafood too! Sautéed in garlic, ginger and green onion then simmered in a special spicy sauce; this is something I prefer eating at home where I could just get my hands dirty with all the delicious sauce.
After preparing these dishes, I feel that a nice dessert is in order. Time to revisit another old favorite- Canonigo. This is a Spanish dessert made from egg whites whipped until stiff with just a little sugar (meringue); baked in a bain marie with caramel topping and served with creme anglaise sauce.
This I can say is like soft cloud in my mouth and I really mean it!Ah what a trip! I just love weekends... love cooking and baking ... brings so much joy. Ready for another busy week!