Friday, June 22, 2007

Lobster Cakes

A while ago, and for no particular reason, my cousin gave me a whole pile of frozen lobster meat for free. While I was delighted by the gesture, I'm still having trouble figuring out what to do with it. Here is one of my attempts:

Approx 1 pound lobster meat (if you don't have large quantities of lobster in your freezer, you can substitute crab)
1 1/2 tablespoons breadcrumbs (I used seasoned breadcrumbs because that's what I had)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
2 radishes, chopped super finely
1 stalk of celery, chopped super finely.
salt and pepper to taste.
A bunch of garlic salt
1 egg.
1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1. Preheat oven broiler
2. Mix together lobster, bread crumbs, parsley, radishes, celery, salt, pepper and garlic salt.
3. Beat together egg and mayonnaise.
4. Add the egg mixture to the lobster mixture (or vice versa) and mix well.
5. Make them into patties and put them on a greased baking sheet.
6. Broil for like 6 minutes, depending on the hotness of your oven and the size of your cakes. Just watch them and, when they start to look crispy, rescue them.

Note: I made 4 cakes that were like the size of hamburger patties, but you could make smaller bite sized cakes for parties, theoretically.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

Other stuff:
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup oatmeal
peanut butter

1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2.Sift dry stuff together (that's flour, and baking soda). Cream the butter, sugars and vanilla together in a different bowl. Add the egg and beat it up. Add the flour mixture. Now add the chocolate chips (if you want chocolate chip cookies) or the oatmeal (if you want oatmeal cookies). You could add peanut butter if you want peanut butter cookies. The possibilities are endless!
3. Pam your cookie sheet and put some heaping tsps of batter on it.
4. Bake for like 8 minutes.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

banana bread

If you're like me, your fruit is kept stupidly in a bowl right next to the window and the sun makes the bananas go all gungy really fast. On that note, I found this recipe for banana bread that turned out yummy:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe
bananas (so, like 3 bananas)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray Pam on your loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. (I nuked the bananas a tad to facilitate masing) Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
3. Bake for like an hour then remove from pan.
4. Eat

Thursday, January 11, 2007


This is the salad thingie that I made when my veggie friends came over. I just think it's the yummiest.

3/4 cup boiling water*
1/2 cup bulgur**
1/2 cup minced parsley***
1/4 cup minced mint leaves
1/2 cup finely chopped green onion
2 roma tomatoes, diced
1 cucumber, seeded and diced *****
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice, or to taste******
Salt and Pepper to taste
Pinch allspice

*Just use a kettle, don't get out a pot or anything.
**It's a grain. Comes in a bag like rice. Trust me. Just check the healthy food isle of your grocery store
***I probably ended up putting in a tonne more parsley than this and it wasn't as "minced" as all gettup. What can I say? I love parsley.
****The original recipe said one tomato, but the roma tomatoes looked redder and yummier and they're about half the size of a regular tomato, right?
*****I cheated and used a seedless cucumber. And it was an English one too, so I didn't even have to peel it. Laziness wins again.
******This time I didn't cheat. I actually squeezed a lemon.

So here's what you do: Pour the boiling water over the bulgar, cover, and let stand about 20 minutes until the water has disappeared (because the bulgar has sucked it all up). Add the chopped vegetables (including the mint, parsley, onion, cucumber, tomato, did I miss something?) and toss to mix. Combine oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and allspice. Put that oil and stuff in with the veggies and bulgar and mix well. Put it in the fridge to chill out.