Monday, April 25, 2016

Chargrilled Wing Things

Of all the ways I have done Chicken Wings, I think this is the first time I've made Chargrilled Wing Things.  I spent all day working on the garden, and I was looking for a quick dinner.  The Baby Q is a little hotter than the oven, maybe 600 to 700 degrees Fahrenheit.  So it should cook the Wing Things faster than the oven.  Yeah, worked good, the Wing Things were done in fifteen minutes.
It took longer to make the salad.  There is a green salad which has Iceberg Lettuce, Cilantro, and Vidalia Onion.  Then the rough Guacamole is Avacado, Tomato, cleaned chunky Jalapeno, and Sea Salt.  I used my usual spice rub on the Wing Things which is Tony Chachere's season salt, and black pepper.
Next time I do this I will probably cook them quicker.  They were maybe a little overdone at 15 minutes.  Over this last month I have been cleaning up the yard, and patio.  I cleaned out the Baby Q, and the burner.  Now all ports are burning, and making even heat so the Baby Q is cooking great...

2016 Chiles

I got some Chile plants in the ground yesterday.  This time I found Kung Pao Chile, and Habanero Chile.  I'm still looking for Cayenne, and Jalapeno.  Rosemeade Market happened to have Kung Pao this year.  I've never seem them there before.  I did find Bhut Jolokia there in 2013.
This year I have the Chiles along the Garden Fence.  There are Sugar Snap Peas, and Cucumbers that grow on the fence wire, and this set of Chiles is just inside the fence.  The reasoning is that the western most part of the garden gets the first light in the morning.  I'm having to trim my Oak Trees back so the garden can get more light.
I found some Garlic growing down at the end of the Garden where Harlz is in this picture.  This year there is a motley assortment of plants including Bok Choy, Daikon Radish, Romanesco Broccoli, Kaleidoscope Carrots, Sage, Rosemary, Cilantro, Thai Basil, Onions, and Mustard.  A little of this, a little of that.I don't have any Tomatoes this year, and I may have to change that.  Going back to Rosemeade Market today for more plants.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Shrimp and Egg Breakfast Tacos

Wild Texas Gulf Coast Shrimp are the cornerstone of this mainstay.  I got acclimated to those farm raised shrimp, and was blown away at how much better the Wild Texas Gulf Coast Shrimp are.  I gave them a bit of a Scampi taste with Garlic this time.  I'm using large, raw, peeled Shrimp cut into pieces.  Melt some butter in the pan, add Shrimp, and Garlic.  Saute for 5 minutes, then add eggs, and cook till done.
This is something that I first tried at Fuzzy's Taco Shop.  Now I have a need for Shrimp, and Egg Breakfast Tacos with Habanero Sauce.  I usually have a griddle going for the side stuff.  Got a couple Hash Brown Patties, and the Blanco Tortillas with melted Cheddar.  Griddling the Blanco Tortillas gives them a little krunch on the outside.  I've got two sauces this time.  Melinda's Extra Hot Habanero Sauce, and Mrs. Renfro's Habanero Salsa.  They are both a good burn...