Sunday, March 25, 2007

(T.V.) Dinner for One

So, I just had a whirlwind trip to Vegas with five of my closest girlfriends (you know, one of those where you arrive midday Saturday, party all night, get no sleep, and hop back on a plane at 6 in the morning to return home). Suffice it to say, Sunday (today) has consisted of me detoxing, drinking tons of water, and catching up on sleep. By 6 p.m. I was ready for dinner, but not in the mood to drive anywhere, so rummaging through my cupboard and refrigerator, I threw together the following t.v. dinner (I ate it very satisfyingly in front of my television).


Asian-Italian Fusion Noodles
2 rolls bean thread noodles
1 green onion, chopped
1 T. sweet white onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, peeled and minced
1 T. sun-dried tomatoes, packed in olive oil, coarsely chopped
1/2 T. fresh basil, chopped
1 sardine, chopped (about 1/3 can of sardines in olive oil)
1 T. Grapeseed oil
1/2 T. unsalted butter
1 T. soy sauce

Soak the noodles in very hot water while preparing the rest of the dish. Saute half of the green onion with the white onion, and garlic for about 5 minutes in the grapeseed oil and butter on medium heat (the white onion will start to turn translucent). Add the sun-dried tomatoes and sardine. Drain the noodles and roughly cut them with kitchen shears. Remove the saute from heat and toss the noodles in. Using tongs, toss in the basil and soy sauce. Top with the remaining green onion and serve. The beauty of this dish is that you don't really need to season, not even with salt (the soy sauce and sardines have plenty of salt).

Cheese Plate for Dessert
Jarlsberg
Irish Cheddar
Gruyere
1 T. pepper jelly

Not sure that these cheeses completed complimented each other, but they are what I had in the fridge, so I enjoyed about a tablespoon-sized portion with each for dessert. I used the individual pieces of cheese as the carrier for the pepper jelly.

1 comment:

Josh said...

but where did you eat in Vegas? I was there in February, and went to Mesa Grill (Bobby Flay's joint). Gotta say, one of the best meals I ever had. Tiger shrimp n corn tamale, Veal chop, some crazy dessert with ice cream and beer..a couple mojitos. Yeah I dropped a few bucks. And it was worth every penny.