Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pumkin Soup & Three Pepper Shrimp

I did some of the cooking for Thanksgiving this week (no, not the Turkey - did that once and it can't be topped) - not sure if the combo is very traditional but yummy for sure:

Pumpkin soup & Three Pepper Shrimp

My personal recipe for the shrimp - nothing new or unique but so easy and quite tasteful if you want to try:

5-6 medium to large shrimp per person
Black, white, green pepper (I grind them fairly coarse)
Olive oil and grape seed oil
Salt and Red Pepper flakes

Toss shrimp with good dosing of olive oil (you can use a neutral oil if you don't like the taste of Olive oil) and 1/2 - 1 tbs of pepper per serving. Let marinate for about an hour.
Heat non-stick skillet on medium heat with little bit of grape seed oil; grill shrimps in batches for about 2 minutes on each side (don't overcook or they get rubbery).
Salt and add Red Pepper Flakes to taste (this is spicy version, you can skip Red Pepper and it still taste great)

Can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature. Bon Appetit!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

Till moving to the US 10 years ago I never observed Thanksgiving but I must say that I really like this holiday - even if you sometimes don't realise there is so much to be thankful for each day. So once in a while stepping back and saying thank you is a good thing.

I am very lucky today as I will be spending time with friends and their kids - nothing fancy or formal just a relaxed afternoon with yummy food and great company and chats :-)
Something to be thankful for!

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and time to reflect on the good things in your life.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Autumn in Good Old Germany... Take I

With multiple business meetings in EU over next few weeks I have a chance to stay with my mom during weekend in Germany.

Here are some photos that I took in our garden today - no additional words needed: