Thursday, October 22, 2009

Shrimp Lemon-Butter pasta


10 garlic cloves--smooch..I love garlic so I put alot..if u dont like garlic then put less
2 lemons, zested and juiced
5 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 stick of butter
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
1 pound medium shrimp peeled, deveined and butterflied ...I buy the ones from Sam's Warehouse....its already peeled and all u have to do is run through hot water and basicly heat with the sauce for about 2 minutes...
1/4 onion
1 pound thick linguini
cherry tomatoes...cut into halves...

In a bowl, combine the garlic, zest and juice of 1 lemon, olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, to taste, and the shrimp. Set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and add a generous amount of salt. Add the linguini and cook until just tender, 2 minutes less than instructed on the package. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of cooking water.

Heat a skillet over high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until they turn pink and start to caramelize, about 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan to a plate.

In a same skillet add the butter and olive oil..then add the zest and juice of the remaining lemon and the cherry tomatoes.. and stir to combine. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste. Add in the shrimp and pasta and toss to combine with the sauce. Turn out into a serving bowl and serve immediately...I also love my sauce with alot of juice so I add about 1 cup of the pasta water...I top mines with cilantro...and tony seasoning....

Thursday, October 15, 2009

LSU vs Gator

Even though the LSU lost to the Gators...we still had a great time eating and cheering them on...


Birthday Girl

lobster ravioli and filet mignon

Catherine, Trinh Le, Linda, Dau, Trinh Tran, me, Trinh Bui

The Group

For Trinh Le bday we went to Bacco on Chartre...the food was yummy and we had such a great
time...cant wait for the next get together....

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Baked Salmon

Baked Salmon with eel sauce
salmon wrapped around snowcrab balls

Salmon balls: mayo/sugar/imitations snowcrabs
1 lb of imitations snowcrab meat
1/2 cup of mayo
1 teaspoon of sugar
(if u like it with more mayo...some people like it super moist/wet)
then roll into balls like picture above...
next cut salmon into very thin slices and wrap around snowcrab balls ....I started from the bottom then worked my way up.....drizzle with eel sauce (I did it right before I put it under broil)
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 of soy sauce
1/2 of mirin (japanese sweet wine)
cant find at international stores or Rouses...
put on med heat and stir occassional ..I cooked mines for about 20 minutes until it got kinda thick then when u take off heat it will thicken up and when u drizzle over baked salmon and put in oven it will also thicken up too..
put in oven for about 15 minutes on 350 then broil for about 2 minutes
REMEMBER:to keep a very close eye on the bake salmon when it is under BROIL because u can burn it really fast...

Monday, October 5, 2009


HaPpy OcToBeR!!!!

I love this time of the year...beginning of all my favorite holidays..and the wonderful weather.

All the leaves are a beautiful colors....pumpkins in all the la la LOVE FALL..