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Mar 8, 2013 06:33 AM

What's for Dinner #198 - Lion, not Lamb, Edition [old]

As March promises, it's coming in like a lion with major snowfall from the midwest to the northeast, something we're in the throes of right now.

Soup? Stews? Braises? BBQ? What's for dinner where you are?

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  1. Despite a late-day flurry that left the ground covered w a dusting of snow, it's bright and sunny here w the promise of a warm (6-10°C /mid to high 40's F) weekend. I have lasagna defrosting for this evening and for the first time, I'll be serving Chinese broccoli alongside w a nod to this month's COTM. A little unconventional but the flavours are complimentary w lots of garlic in both dishes!

    mr bc will likely want to grill over the weekend if the sun stays with us so I'll have to see what's in the dark depths of the freezer when I get home tonight so I can plan the remainder of our weekend meals.

    1. To reiterate

      I'm going to make an easy peasy red bean and rice soup off the Zatarain's website, and add polish sausage, extra canned beans and stock. There will be TJ's corn bread, doctored with cheese and scallions. No way I'm going near a grocery store today.

      1. Fish Friday (I'm not Catholic but it seems I have somehow coincidentally been eating fish every Friday although it's usually a weekend fish fiesta). Tonight - swordfish or tuna with shrimp of some sort (probably spicy garlic or roasted or satay) and asparagus with a side of kimchi just because I'm quite obsessed.

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        1. re: fldhkybnva

          Have you tried kimchi with scrambled eggs? It's so delicious, especially if you scramble some cubes of cream cheese into your eggs. Creamy + spicy + salty + sour = heaven.

          1. re: ChristinaMason

            I actually planned kimchi omelet tomorrow morning.

          2. re: fldhkybnva

            i was wondering about that! (the Catholic/fish thing. not that it matters.)

            1. re: fldhkybnva

              Swordfish won out over the tuna on freshness. I also grabbed some steamed de-shelled mussels but no clue what to do wtih them.

              1. re: fldhkybnva

                I have never seen steamed shelled mussels. Let me know what you decide to do with them. Curious. Btw, love swordfish.

                1. re: suzigirl

                  Me too, I had to set a personal swordfish restriction as I eat both it and tuna in pretty large quantities and not sure my neurons need the mercury load - I already forget things without the help of heavy metals.

                  I decided to save them and go with the old favorite of swordfish and shrimp with roasted asparagus paired with Moody Blue cheese and have the mussels later in the weekend. I think I might just have them as a snack and saute in some olive oil, wine and herbs.

              2. re: fldhkybnva

                Dinner was fantastic - favorite always hits the spot. Sesame/soy/ginger/garlic swordfish, lemon herb garlic shrimp with Parmesan roasted asparagus

              3. Tonight it's chicken adobo with coconut milk, steamed jasmine rice, and likely sauteed cabbage with chile flake. Low-effort but hopefully still delicious. I'll chop cilantro for a garnish, which I guess counts for something.

                1. Since the power continued to blink on & off yesterday, dinner was something quick - commericial "Shrimp Burgers" on toasted crusty rolls with all the usual burger trimmings, with crinkle-cut sweet potato fries on the side.

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                  1. re: Bacardi1

                    Ugh. I had power issues yesterday, and by the time that the power finally came on, I only had time to do baking for my son's bake sale today before I had to pick my son up and take him to his training.

                    1. re: roxlet

                      Well done, Roxlet! Mission accomplished!