Friday, November 11, 2011

11/11/11 Cooking Experiment

This morning while driving back from school I was thinking: What  if I don't turn left but go straight on Albert Pike Avenue? Where it would take me?  
And it took me to where I needed to go, to the Asian Market.

I love window shopping in all kinds of international markets to explore what people cook with.  I am not intimidated to try a few new ingredients. Experimenting with it is an adventure and a pleasure (even if it doesn't come out the way I expected).
At the Market I filled my basket with fresh herbs, ginger, shallots, Beach mushrooms, a can of straw mushrooms, some persimmons, cucumbers, and rice noodles with anticipation of oriental flavoured soup for lunch. 

When I came home I had about 30 minutes to cook lunch with no time to go on-line to look for a recipe. 
I sauteed chopped onions, minced garlic, grated ginger in hot oil, added mushrooms, green beans, yams. Then I covered it with four cups of water, boiled it for about 10 min on a medium heat. Then I added juice of one lemon, shaved kaffir lime leave, chopped scallions and cilantro. Sprinkled it with a hot pepper.

The soup was good... My morning detour was worth it.

Until next time,
Cowboy country vegetarian

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