Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Quiet Country Kitchen...

Haiku and I enjoyed a light, easy dinner with an Asian attitude last night. I made Butter Bean Cakes with Asian seasonings. These were too delicate and flaky to be used as a veggie burger, but were wonderful, drizzled with Hoisin Sauce, and served with rice and steamed green veggies.

I'll post a recipe when I make it again - which I will. I am a "little bit of this, little bit of that" cook and don't always know how much of each ingredient I used. I made this up as I went along, using what I had on hand, because I didn't have the right ingredients for the Butter Bean Burger recipe I've used in the past. I did use my favorite Food Network trick though (which I think I learned from watching Rachael Ray), which was to make a mini-burger and completely cook it. After a taste test, I decided things were "just right" and went on to make the whole batch. There were supposed to be two left over for Limerick, who likes to add our vegetarian main dish to his omnivorous meal as a side dish. However, Haiku *really* liked these, so there were no left-overs!

I'll post again later this weekend about our morning with the Sled Dogs!
photo by Haiku, 2007


karlanee said...

I had never thought of doing a mini-burger to test the ingredients. Even though I don't care to watch Rachel Ray, she does have some pretty awesome ideas like this one and my favorite - the garbage bowl!

Aisling said...

I like her still, but she doesn't do a lot of veggie meals. Some of her side dishes would make good veggie main dishes with modifications. But, you're right, the mini-burgers are an awesome idea. It is a lesson I'm glad I learned! (I like the garbage bowl idea too!)