Friday, August 07, 2009

Lobsters and Shrimp and Soup...oh my!





E is in his element when he knows we have people coming over for supper. He has spent the day tap dancing around the kitchen in his little size 14 Crocs creating the most amazing Carribean Black Bean soup...a dollop of sour cream on the top and a few cilantro springs for presentation and ooh ooh...the perfect accompaniment for what Suzie and Justin brought over last night to share...fresh caught Fl. lobster and shrimp right off the boat. And, they cleaned and cooked them for us too! Justin fixed the shrimp on skewers with a blend of Jamaican spices and the lobster tails with a garlic aioli and we chowed down. E had finished off the meal for us with his infamous apricot brownies. (these are the ones the Book Club girls fell in love with when the meeting was at my house) I figure roughly about a gazillion WW points last night but sometimes ya just have to give in to the temptation. I wouldn't have wanted to insult our guests now....

We're off to the Green Market in Dunedin today. I just love looking at all the pretty veggies ad we are out of tomatoes. Tonight is the crop at Ruban Rouge. Local gals, check out Lisa's blog for some news: she is moving the crop room back into the store and has the back room filled with 75% off stuff to clear the way for new product! This is the last crop in the crop room. Meeting a couple of pals there.

Hope your Friday is a good one!

5 comments:

Mary said...

Well, that's not a good sign, it sounds like she is giving up the extra space. Bummer.

Jules said...

Mary, I think the economy is affecting everyone. At least she is staying open. Two around here closed this past Spring.

Deanna said...

With these pictures you may find Bill on your doorstep with a sign, 'Will work for lobster!'
I'll give you a heads up if he's on his way...

elle said...

omg, that looks sooooo good!! i could make a meal just on the lobster and shrimp!

normally we would be in the keys catching those little "bugs" (FL slang), but because i can't "work the boat" with bob, it'll have to wait till next year :(

have a good crop!
peace,
elle

karen said...

You have that "E" box up some of that soup and send it North!!! Black bean is my favorite, and I'm sure his is way better than whole foods!!!

I got me some lobster and steamers for dinner....your pix made me want some!! Along with some crusty bread and a yearning for black bean soup.... :)

Have fun cropping!!!