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Dinner for 2 - qview

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I had a bunch of stuff to do this weekend and didn't get a chance to fire up the smoker, but I did do a little grilling tonight.

I started out with a simple beer bread recipe. I threw in a little cheddar cheese for kicks.

Tossed that in the oven and got out the baby filets (4oz each) and rubbed them with EVOO and CBP

Asparagus got the same treatment - EVOO and CBP

Large shrimp wrapped in thick cut apple smoked bacon.

Warmed up the grill.

Threw some mushrooms in the CI skillet. Surprise surprise - EVOO and CBP. A little Worcestershire sauce, too.

Pulled the bread out of the oven. Good stuff!

Seared the filets 2-3 minutes per side for a nice medium rare then on the warming rack, put the shrimp and asparagus over medium heat. It went pretty quick and I didn't take any pics.

Plated with Ocean Spray Cranberry-Pomegranate juice just in time for the wife to come home from work!

I'm not the brightest crayon in the box, but I do know that all that fancy dinner would be for naught if I left a sink full of dishes biggrin.gif

post #2 of 12
Nice looking dinner there, bet the wife was happy.
post #3 of 12
Looks like a good meal to me. Great Job
post #4 of 12
Lookin good. Im gonna try the cheese in the bread idea!
post #5 of 12
looks very good....I am sure she appreciated it very much.
post #6 of 12
How about some more detail about that bread? That looks pretty good. Care to share the recipe please?
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Just to put credit where it is due, I started by trying a recipe posted by Mnola917 (Awesome Beer Bread Recipe) and read other beer bread recipes and worked out what I didn't like and added what I did like. I know how delicate baking usually is, but in this case you really only need the flour, baking powder, and beer. I take notes on each loaf for the next one.

3 C AP flour
1 T baking powder
1 T sugar
1 T salt
12 oz Beer

Mix together all the dry ingredients, if you want to add shredded cheese add it to the dry ingredients at this point. It'll also take jalapenos or herbs pretty well.

Put a crater in the middle of the pile and slowly pour in your beer. It's going to foam up, but pouring slowly seems to help the final product even if it doesn't look like it at this point.

Mix together until there are no dry spots. Don't mess with it too much, but it should all be about the same consistency.

Dump the dough into a oiled and floured pan and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Put a little butter on top, I used about 1-1/2 tablespoons.

Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for one hour.
post #8 of 12
Nice Meal and Q VIEW. Points from me and I hope points from the wife.
post #9 of 12
That was very nice of you to do all that. You'd get points in my book. Ah, in fact I'm giving you points anyhow! :D Everything looks delicious.
post #10 of 12
Good gosh that looks GOOD!
post #11 of 12
weird can't see any shrimp and no final plate pics ? is it just me or are they missing ?
post #12 of 12
Thanks for the recipe and instructions. I'm going to have fun trying different variations. I am a breadaholic PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
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