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Day 114: If I’d read the recipe in advance, I’d have chopped the lettuce yesterday

April 24, 2007

This evening, L and I ate Thai Chicken, Pork, or Shrimp with Basil, well we specifically ate Thai Shrimp with Basil. This is a variation on the meal we ate yesterday, substituting the chicken for shrimp, and adding red peppers and basil. Again, it is super easy, simple and quick and yields a tasty meal. I added more red pepper flakes today so that there was a wee bit more of a kick to the dish. The peppers added a welcome blast of colour, and the torn basil leaves, added just as the skillet was taken off the heat, contributed an unusual and substantial flavour. It’s refreshing to use basil in a stir fry, rather than purely as a complement to tomato. This dish was highly successful, with the exception of one thing; lettuce. Served on a bed of lettuce, we again felt starved of rice or noodles. It looked great, but I could certainly eat again only an hour later.

Tomorrow we will be having Jambalaya Burgers and Cajun Corn and Red Beans, and also cooking Thursday’s dish in advance; Cacciatore Burgers. Two different turkey burgers in one day. Good thing we’re going to have a day off.

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