Archive for August, 2008

Flavor Explosion Induces Tourettes

Posted in Portland with tags , , on August 16, 2008 by Donna Arriaga

Honestly, I’m not kidding. That’s what happened a few days ago when I was whipping up a garlic herb marinade. I had well-pummeled my ingredients in a mortar and pestle and had decided to have a little sample taste… you know, to balance the flavors.

After one taste, four words uncontrollably escaped my mouth.
Fu*#. Shi#. That’s good.

Apparently, I uttered the phrase so loudly that my boyfriend in the next room overheard me. Anyway, without further ado, here’s the marinade…

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Garlic Herb Marinade

Fresh garlic, basil, oregano, crushed red pepper, fennel, salt and pepper, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.

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And this was our meal…

Sautéed Shrimp w/ Garlic Herb Marinade

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Wilted Spinach w/ Garlic and Shallots

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Cataño Rice Cakes stuffed w/ Goat Cheese

Cataño Rice – garlic, shallots, white wine, saffron, chilies, green olives, capers, cilantro

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