Rants, Recipes and Ramblings

Panko Shrimp with Coconut Rice and Spicy Mango Salsa

When the Food Network Show Food Truck Road Trip was here a couple weeks ago I met the crew of the Mobile Moo Shu Truck and tried one of their dishes at the Elimination segment of the Show. A BulgoGi Taco. It was good. On their Facebook Page I saw an Image of a dish described as "Panko crusted shrimp, garlic coconut cream sauce, spicy mint and basil mango salsa, served on a bed of rice!" So I decided to take that as an inspiration and create something similar.

Cantonese Chicken

Yet another of those “Chicken Dump” recipes.  While the creator describes them as a “meal” they are certainly NOT that.  They are really just recipes for different marinades for some chicken and most of the marinades so far have been pretty flavorless with an extreme lack of seasoning.

The flavor of this one was ok after I doctored up the marinade by simply adding some Crushed Red Pepper to it.  To make it an actual meal required cooking some rice and even stir-frying some veggies. Just before service I drained the juices from the crockpot and placed them in a skillet to make a thickened sauce.

Caribbean Chicken

Yet another recipe from this site.  With a name like “Caribbean Chicken” an expectation is set. I’m wondering if these recipes were created by someone from the mild mid-west where Taco Bell  “Mild” sauce is considered to be blistering hot. Basic seasoning is seriously lacking in some of these. I would recommend adding (which I have done so below) 1 tsp of Salt, 2 tsp of Crushed Red Pepper and 1 tsp of Black Pepper

Given the “tropical” promise of the name I used a Citrus seasoned Rice Vinegar in the Risotto and added diced Red and Orange Bell Peppers along with some crushed Macadamia nuts.