Cooked: Langostino Quesadillas with Sweet Corn Salsa
SO… if you read yesterday about my non existent blind date with… I shall call him “Dutch Boy” I had to cancel because he wanted to go dutch last minute a mere 2 hours before our date on the day of my beloved weekly Taco Tuesday run remember I mentioned I would stay home & make Langostino Quesadillas instead? I like to take certain situations in my life & draw inspiration for new recipes. Usually on Taco Tuesdays at my FAVORITE Mexican spot Isla I would order Ahi Tuna Tacos & Lobster Tacos.
The Star Studded Cast:
Adding Cream Cheese to the Mix:
Ready for the pan
This isn’t the first time I’ve created a recipe due to an unfortunate communication gap between myself & a Man. I dated a guy once that made a terrible comment, sorry “joke” (his words)… about African American’s oh I’m sorry “Darky’s” affinity for Fried Chicken & Watermelon, I was livid but instead of reading him the riot act I came up with a Lobster version of a Cuban classic, Empanizado (Chicken Fried Steak) I bought a Lobster tail pounded the hell out of it (probably was pretending it was his face) breaded it in ground Club Crackers, so buttery, fried it up & then made it Milanesa Style by adding Tomato sauce & Mozzarella.
I remembered an AWESOME episode of Tyler’s Ultimate where my home slice, Tyler Florence, made this wonderful Watermelon Gazpacho so I made that also with Watermelon skewers. It had Watermelon, cucumbers, onions, tomato & cilantro… super easy & all fresh ingredients. No cooking what so ever & all I needed was a blender… FAB! I friggin’ LOVE that man! When it comes to my dudes in the kitchen just Gordon, Anthony & Tyler is all I need, my trinity… the Goddess Nigella is my total girl crush A-MEN.
On a more positive note some of my best dishes have also been inspired by some amazing Men! My Currant Glazed Lamb for Max, Carlos’ Stuffed Cornish Game Hens, Chris P’s Squid Ink & Angel Hair Pasta, Kenny’s Shrimp Toast, my brother Andrew inspired a Prosciutto, Pork Belly & Arugula Pizza… oh the list goes on & on.
I ♥ drawing inspiration from the day to day of my life, I believe when you do that there is a lesser chance of screwing a new recipe up, especially when you are inspired by a person. You take your time, you think of the best & even worst things about them & you end up combining things together you normally wouldn’t have & oh… when you ♥ a person it’s a whole other ballgame.