My friends Carl and Rozana came for dinner Sunday evening before taking David and I to a comedy show at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. We saw Dana Carvey and he was hilarious!
I hadn’t cooked for Carl in a while and I got the word that he was jonesing for something from my kitchen. Carl is one of my favorite people to cook for because he loves, loves loves food! Rozana enjoys a good meal as much as the next person, but she eats like a bird and generally doesn’t think much about food. So, I always imagine Carl going hungry. Of course it’s not true, but sometimes, I worry!
- Thai Shrimp with Red Chili Glaze
- Spicy Bok Choy with Green Chilis
- Mock Coconut Rice made with Cauliflower
- Thai Style Pana Cotta, spiced with Cinnamon, Ginger and Cardamom
This menu is great for company because everything can be staged and ready to flash heat at the last minute. I made the base chili sauces for the shrimp and bok choy ahead of time. When it was time to serve, I turned the two burners on high and when the sauces were hot, I tossed in the shrimp in one pan and the bok choy in the other. Both dishes take about five minutes to cook. Meanwhile I had made the coconut sauce for the mock rice ahead of time. The cauliflower only take about five minutes to cook in its sauce. So, easy-peasey, everything comes out at the same time, piping hot and perfectly cooked.
Give this menu a shot, it was more delicious than I can possibly describe. It was heavenly!