Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cook: Shrimp with Chili, Parsley, Ginger and Garlic onToast by Jamie Oliver

J surprised me one night with this delicious and creative dinner.  The shrimp was bursting with flavor! 

Shrimp with Toast (serves 4) Recipe by Jamie Oliver.

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely sliced
  • 2-3 fresh red chilies, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 16 large whole raw strip, tails left on
  • 1-2 lemons, to taste
  • 1 good handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley roughly chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 long slices of ciabatta bread toasted
  1. Into a large, hot, frying pan, put around 4 tablespoons of olive oil,  ginger, garlic, chili and shrimp. fry for about 3 minutes, then turn the heat down and squeeze in the juice of 1 lemon. Add the parsley and a a couple "glugs" of olive oil. 
  2. Toss over and remove from the heat. You should have a nice juicy sauce, add lemon and salt /pepper to taste.
  3. Serve shrimp and sauce over the ciabatta and have a few more slices of bread on the side to mop up the juices!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Must Eat: Bru's Wiffle- A Waffle Joint, Santa Monica, CA

There is something so comforting about Fried Chicken and Waffles.  We've heard the hype about Roscoe's, and have been craving it for a while.  But we just couldn't quite muster up the motivation to venture east of the 405 for brunch this morning. 

Lucky for us - Bru's Wiffle is only a few blocks from home.  J and I both ordered fried chicken and waffles - I got the Festive Chicken which came with a Mango Salsa, and J got the original with a mix of sauces on the side (Gravy, Louisiana Hot Sauce and Ranch).  We both got our waffles with a piece of white meat and dark meat. The chicken was boneless, perfectly moist and juicy, and crispy on the outside. The portions were hearty and satisfying.

If you're looking for fried chicken and waffles on the West Side, we highly recommend this spot!

Bru's Wiffle
2408 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403