Friday, December 12, 2008

Four Foods on Friday #59

I'm back with Four Foods on Friday, finally!

Here are this week's questions:

#1. What’s your favorite kind of roll?
It may sound strange, but I've never been much of a bread-with-dinner. I do happen to love ciabatta bread, though - does that count as a roll?

#2. Got a tip for keeping your cabinets or pantry organized?
Organize things in groups. Keep all of your canned goods together, all of your grains together, all of your teas together, etc. Keep it organized like a grocery store would. Then you won't spend so much time scrambling to find things.

#3. What’s your favorite kind of pastry?
I love cream puffs! I'm no elitist about it, either. My favourite actually come in a square plastic bin. They're frozen and you can buy them from Costco. I know it's practically sacrilege to say so, but I prefer them to the real deal.

#4.Share any original recipe.
I want to share my crab cakes with red curry mayo, but the problem is, I don't have much of a recipe. I use 1 can of crab meat, some minced fake crab meat (I know, more sacrilege!), and 1 egg. From there, I throw in a mix of Thai-style ingredients until I'm content with the flavour and the consistency - fish sauce, lime juice, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, a tiny bit of red curry paste, and finally, bread crumbs.

The red curry mayo makes the dish, and it's as simple as it sounds to make. Put however much mayonnaise you'd like (no Miracle Whip please - real mayo) in a small bowl. Then mix in red curry paste, 1/2 tsp. at a time, until you're happy with the heat and the flavour. Serve the mayo, with a spoon, alongside the crab cakes. It tastes great spooned atop the crab cakes! It also works really well with tuna patties and even battered fish.


Cairo Typ0 December 12, 2008 at 10:45:00 AM EST  

I love those cream puffs from Costco!! I haven't had one in ages. I wasn't terribly fussy about making sure they were fully defrosted before nibbling either. LOL

Anele December 12, 2008 at 2:34:00 PM EST  

I haven't had cream puffs in ages but its good to know there's a low cost alternative that is just as good as the high end stuff!

Charla December 12, 2008 at 3:45:00 PM EST  

Yum!! Crab cakes sound so good!

Kait December 14, 2008 at 1:43:00 PM EST  

Leaving them out on the counter to defrost takes so long, so I get impatient and eat them too soon, too!

Glad I'm not the only one who finds them so irresistible.

corrin December 15, 2008 at 7:41:00 AM EST  

I always keep my pantry organized by food type. Then my husband makes dinner and destroys my system. Haha.

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