Friday, August 10, 2007

Food porn

Continuing on the porn theme, I give you this. Food porn.
mysterious dinner
What do you think that is? Salmon? Tuna? Tomato perhaps? Follow the photo journey backwards and you'll see....
steakssteaks in prepsteaks in preparationslicing sandiasandia
What can I say? We're going on vacation, and I was challenged to make a dinner with what we had in the house. And sitting in that fridge? A big, beautiful sandia. And after happening upon this recipe, I said what the hell. Not only did it make the steak you see above, but the sandia made a delicious liquado.
sandia liquado
Oh, and with the bounty of cherry tomatoes fresh from the garden, along with garden basil, ventured upon this combo of roasted tomatoes topped with a light crust of goat cheese, basil, garlic and bread crumbs.
cherry tomatos from our garden
prepping for roasted cherry tomatoes
  • Yes, watermelon steak. It was weird. We ate it. Soaked in cream sherry (super props to my friend Purple Twinkie for helping me figure out the difference between cream and dry sherry). The texture? Silky and smooth. The flavor? Not much, perhaps more of the cream sherry? Would I make it again? Probably not, unless it was to freak someone out. But I'm glad it didn't go to waste, and the vodka+mint+watermelon juice drinks are certainly tasty.
  • So after a few days in Central Oregon and two short days back in Portland, we're off again. Have I said yet that I love summer? I love summer.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm wonder why it didnt turn black. I would insist on mine being black. This calls for further research. Nice post!

Bryan B. said...

Where's my invite?! That looks amazing!

bemused said...

Dang, girl, your amazing culinary skills are putting me to shame. Props to you for being so adventurous and creative.

WenWhit said...

The line about doing it again only with the purpose of freaking someone out speaks volumes.

A shame, really. The photography is gorgeous.

blog Portland said...

I'd hit that.

patti_cake said...

It does seem, um strange. That purpletwinkie is a smart cookie!

You're what I think of as the quintiseential summertime girl Lelo!

witchtrivets said...

That looks very interesting. Wonder if it is grillable. I get so tired of grilling veggie burgers when everyone else is grilling flesh. I'll have to look into this.

Could just be your photography, which is fabulous as usual.

CrackerLilo said...

Now that was interesting! I mean that in the good way. I'm not a watermelon fan, aside from sandia agua frescas, but that might be something to serve. L'Ailee and her best friend (a/k/a The Bottomless Pit) will eat anything that doesn't eat them first--wonder what they'd think of that?

Mark H said...

THIS post is the PERFECT REASON TO LOVE summer (if you're a foodie...). You can't miss! For example I call these few weeks, the BLT season because you can't make a better sandwich in August than a BLT IF you pick the tomato out of the garden at peak ripeness... Sweet Corn, Lettuces, Herbs, yes, you CAN make a dinner out of whatever's in there. THANKS for brightening up this cloudy day.