Sunday, February 13, 2011

Food and Friends 1

My family and I are surrounded by wonderful friends and great cooks. What makes our friends especially wonderful? Their infinite patience with me while I am taking photo after photo after photo. Then sometimes holding in a particular position while I take more photos! Case in point...

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he was a really good sport.....

After that dinner may be served and everyone can dig in. Hopefully I am now eating and have put the camera down (hopefully)

This dinner was simple in preparation (I might be in trouble for this comment)

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but huge in flavor and perfect with the several bottles of wine we opened and the conversation that flowed the rest of the evening. 

The tri-tip was rubbed with a Creole seasoning and some added fresh black pepper then grilled to perfection.

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The tomato corn salsa dish was very difficult to not just stick my spoon in and eat all of it right there!
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Everyone else could have steak and tortillas. I was going to finish this bowl! Recipe? Follows:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup chopped shallots
2 cups garlic cloves, minced
2 cups fresh corn kernels
2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add shallots and garlic, saute 1 minute. Add corn, saute 5 minutes or until corn is lightly browned. Add tomatoes, saute 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Place corn mixture in a medium bowl: cool to room temperature. Stir in basil and salt. THEN EAT ALL OF IT


There was also a guacamole dip and chips that I never got around to trying

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because of being completely distracted by the tomato corn thing.

Combine all of the above flavors with several glasses of this With DROEN 037

It was a fantastic evening.

Thank you Andrea and Dustin. Looking forward to many more dinners together.

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