Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Course Series: The Plated

Mmmmm tapas. And bread. These come on plates, but you can get away with eating with your hands.

Toro, Boston: Maíz Asado con Alioli y Queso Cotija (grilled corn with cotija cheese, aioli, pepper, and lime)

Toro, Boston: Patatas Bravas (Fried potatoes with alioli and spicy tomato sauce)

Betty's Wok and Noodle, Boston: Rangoons stuffed with mushrooms, cream cheese, ginger and scallions with chili sauce

Homemade: Cheddar cheese pull-apart rolls

Fluffernutter: Peanut butter and strawberry marshmallow fluff on toasted potato bread

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, Haleiwa: Garlic shrimp with white rice and lemon

The Clam Shack, Cape Cod: Fried clam bellies on shredded lettuce with fries

Homemade: Cinnamon chex fried chicken with applesauce, corn, and salad

You'll need a plate and some sort of utensil for these - at least if you want to avoid the disgusted looks from nearby diners or getting yelled at by your mom.

Taranta cooking class, Boston: Butternut squash ravioli in a fried sage butter sauce

Homemade by Mama Noel: Potato latkes

The Border Cafe, Cambridge: Mesquite grilled chicken breast with grilled tomato and fries

Homemade Thanksgiving dinner #2: Braised steak in red wine sauce with carrots and onions, sauteéd garlicky green beans, baked beans, and fully loaded baked potato

Homemade: Leftover-Thanksgiving-turkey pot pie with corn, carrots, potatoes, red pepper, and peas

Duk Kee, Honolulu: Duck pho with green onions and rice noodles

Homemade: Oyakodon (chicken and egg omelet on rice with furikake)

Homemade: Baked extra sharp cheddar mac n' cheese with panko topping

Somewhere in the North End, Boston: Chicken parmesan on linguine in a red sauce

Hungry yet? Go eat something that'll keep you cool in this ridiculous summer heat - salads, chilled soups, sushi, cold sandwiches, and salsa are my go-tos. Freshly-squeezed lemonade, popsicles, and sorbets are always perfectly refreshing and just scream summer to me.
Next up: desserts. Get excited!

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