Saturday, May 30, 2009

"Creations From The Harvest "

Yesterday you saw that we are harvesting from our garden.
I cooked supper last night using some of that harvest.


Fried Green Tomatoes/ Shrimp& Creole Sauce....

Garden Harvest Salad................



Supper's On !




I'm going to start with the shrimp and sauce as you can
make it, cover and set aside. This picture should have come
after the next one. You can cook your own shrimp or use
the bought cooked, which is what these are. (med.size)


Creole Sauce......................................................................

1 Tabl. liquid crab boil
2 Tabl. butter
1 pound Shrimp(peeled,deveined & tail less)
1 cup heavy cream
1 Tabl. creole seasoning (I use Tony Chachere's )
1 Tabl. Worcestershire sauce
1 teas. paprika

We like it a little spicy and this is but if you want it
hotter add hot sauce to taste.


Saute shrimp in crab boil and butter till pink.................
( if you're using already cooked, till good and hot)
Remove shrimp from pan and set aside.(prev.picture)


Add the remaining ingredients to crab boil & butter.
Reduce by half over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
When reduced to half, add shrimp, cover and set aside.




This is two med/large green tomatoes sliced.................




Take 1 cup of buttermilk and 1 egg, salt and pepper to taste
and whisk together in a bowl. I let my tomatoes sit in this
while I make the Shrimp Sauce.




For your breading you can use 3/1 flour or cornmeal.
We like cornmeal so I use 3/4 cup cornmeal 1/4 c. flour.
Add salt, pepper (to taste) and 1/2 teas. garlic powder
to mixture and stir.



I use a black iron skillet and 1 cup EV Olive Oil...........







Dredge tomatoes in dry mix and put into HOT oil.....
Should take about 2 minutes on each side............






They should look like this when done........................
When ready to serve...spoon Shrimp and Sauce on top.
I serve it with Garlic Cheese Toast.............









This salad is my own creation......................
1 good size Yellow Squash ( I use two smaller)
1 good size Zucchini Squash
1 large ripe Tomato or 1/2 cup of Cherry Tomatoes
1/4 cup of grated Red Onion( I process mine in dressing)
1 cup sliced Strawberries
Dressing.....................
1/2 cup Ken's Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette dressing
2 Tables. Creole or Dijon mustard
2 tables. Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup EV Olive Oil
salt and pepper to taste
puree in food processor or blender
pour over salad mixture......refrigerate
doing several hours ahead makes it better


This is a different way to enjoy the garden harvest!



After this wonderful supper last evening....................
I took pictures of the sunset................








These clouds seemed so close to the tree tops..............


HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE !
TOMORROW IS MY 100 th POST !
We're going to visit CARL SANBURG 'S HOME !












21 comments:

Vicki Lane said...

Yummm! Fried green tomatoes -- got to have me some!

Trixie said...

Carol, you little butter biscuit, these are just the most wonderful posts. I love that salad idea more than I can say. You keep it up, honey. We all just love and praise you for it.

Vicki, I saw your poster at the library in Hendersonville. I'll make it if I can, but regardless I KNOW you'll have a big turnout. People in my classes speak so highly of you.--Trixie Goforth/Sherry Austin.

Reader Wil said...

Yummy yummy! You must be an excellent and creative cook! Congrats on your 100th post!

Merisi said...

Fried Green Tomatoes, she cried,
and fainted (I wonder if it is p.c. to leave such an upsetting comment?)!

lakeviewer said...

yes, a wonderful meal from your harvest I so envy. Thanks for the ointment information you left on my post.

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh how yummy! I wouldn't even need the shrimp. Just give me a big plate of the tomatoes and salad. Well, maybe a bit of shrimp.

Our local produce market is getting fresh tomatoes and corn from SC and GA. Wonderful!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Vicki...the first ones are always the best!!

Trix...you will love that salad!

Wil...I will just say that Hubby says; " if anyone ever needed to have their own resturant, it's you"
to which I always reply, " No Way "

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Merisi....they were good enough to cause a fainting spell! LOL!

Rosaria...you are welcome! I should post on that stuff since it's insect time!

Carolyn....nothing beats fresh and local !

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh now that's what I call "home" cooking :)
I am going to print out your recipes, and use them when I get the first chance...
Yum :)
When you get a minute, pop on over to my place, I have left you something...

Janet said...

You cooking is a little different than what we do in the hills of West Virginia, but it looks good. People around here do love fried green tomatoes! I like fried squash, myself, and I love strawberries.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Jo......it's good! I'll do that!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Janet.....we love fried green tomatoes this way, or alone or with Crabmeat & Hollendaise Sauce.
We love Squash fried, stewed and raw in salads. Strawberries are wonderful in all kinds of salads!

We too will be busy as when it starts, it keeps coming fast!
Have a great weekend!

steviewren said...

Mmmmmm, it looks so good...and I don't even like fried green tomatoes...but with the shrimp on top...I might just give that a try. The salad sounds really good too. I love the Ken's dressings. Your combination sounds intriguing.

Kaye Barley said...

Lovely!

Pastor Sharon said...

Oh my. . . those fried green tomatoes have my mouth watering! That is definitely a favorite of mine!
I am going to try those dishes here at our home. I am thinking they will be a big hit!

Susan said...

Delicious !! and with harvests from your garden how perfect. Have a great weekend ! xo S & les Gang

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, those dishes look delicious, Carol! I just got home from the cabin on the river, where we had a cookout, so I shouldn't be hungry, but your supper has made me hungry. Got to try shrimp with creole sauce. Love shrimp, but never had it made that way.

Happy Sunday!

Renie

crochet lady said...

The food looks great!

Soon as I have green tomatoes, I'm going to fry some up.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Stevie....you really should try it,
it's a really ggod dish!

Kaye..........Thank you!

Pastor Sharon....thanks for coming by and you watch out for Miss Trix!
She's just a big ole buttered biscuit!

Susan....xoxo, thanks for coming by!

Renie..if you were close by I'd intoduce you to some fine eating!
HA!

Jen....try them like this! I like em plain too but this is just another good dish to use green tomatoes!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

YUMMY, Carol... All of that food sounds fabulous.. I love shrimp anyway I can get it... Let me know when you serve this dinner again, and I'll be there for dinner!!!! ha

We got home this evening and had a wonderful couple of days in the North Carolina mountains.

Hugs,
Betsy

kimmirich said...

Happy 100th Post!!!! May you have many hundreds more! Yummers on the green tomatoes!