Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's Hot in the Dog House


Due to a bit of a spat, your's truly has been in the dog house lately.  In order to counteract the tangible chill in the air, I've been making some spicy food.  Since E wouldn't eat anything I made for her anyway, I might as well grab the cayenne and have at it.

E doesn't like spicy food, so my hands are pretty much tied when I start eyeing Cajun and Thai recipes.  Since I am only cooking for myself, I can go to town, Scoville units be damned!  I whipped up the jambalaya we made a week or so ago in the Cajun and Creole class a few weeks ago.  I was nearly giddy as I put in the full amount of cayenne pepper and maybe, just maybe mind you, a little extra.  The dish was perfect.  It certainly had enough kick to make you sit up and notice, but not enough to make you lunge for a beverage.

Having had leftover jambalaya for lunch yesterday, I was not too peckish when dinner time came around.  When I did start to get hungry, I couldn't stop the image of a shrimp cocktail from swimming around in my brain.  This was a double whammy dish for me, spice and seafood.  I whipped up some homemade cocktail sauce, cooked up some shrimp and entered Nirvana.  It was just what the doctor ordered, spicy, lemony and briny.

Maybe being in the dog house is not such a bad thing....

4 comments:

Trix said...

Well, I hope when you do get out of the doghouse you get to eat food this yummy, albeit less hot. ; )

Fresh Local and Best said...

I think it's great that you're making the most out of being in the dog house. Fiery and sweet at once.

Kathy Gori said...

some dog house!! I couldn't live without the spicy.

Tamar1973 said...

If I wasn't able to cook up spicy food, I'd feel like I was in purgatory.