Friday, July 29, 2011

Real Vietnamese barbecue...

Van Loi II in Greensboro is one of the bat restaurants we've found. Pho, Bun, and a wide variety of barbecue meats.

From top to bottom:
Barbecue meat case and take out counter.
Bun with ground pork barbecue and fried spring rolls
Bun with Lemongrass Beef
The last lovely spring roll. (I almost did not catch a shot of this one...)

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Now This Tastes Like Summer!

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pepper roaster

My husband has been wanting a pepper roaster for years... The kind that you put on the grill and stuff jalapeƱos to make your own roasted poppers... I was Charleston the week before Fathers Day and I love to shop in the Maverick Kitchens store... Double win!

Here are some banana peppers and jalapeƱos that I stuffed with left over spicy sausage, left over sticky rice and a half container of pimento cheese supplemented with some shredded cheese from a bag.

Unfortunately... These were a solid meh. They look beautiful but they tasted blah. Stuffing suggestions anyone?

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Thai Cucumber Relish

Here's a delicious side to go with last weeks Lettuce Wraps!
I found it in Saveur's May 2011 magazine. (and by the way when did this mag get so awesome?)

Ajad: Thai Cucumber Relish
1/4 C Raw Sugar
1/4 C White Vinegar
1/4 t. Salt
2 T Cilantro
1/4 Fresh Chile Pepper
4 Thinly sliced Shallots
1 Cucumber sliced and quartered

Mix sugar, vinegar and salt into 1 C boiling water. When sugar has melted, chill in fridge.

Combine remaining and allow to pickle in the fridge.

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