19 August 2008

Foodie Adventures Continued: More Dissertation Distractions

What happens when you take a Bengali-raised palate, send it to Russia for a year and then supply it with wild game from northern New York and Maine?

Take One: Moose Keema with Spicy Carrot-Dill Salad,
Pomegranate Wine Spritzer on the side.

The keema recipe is straight from Buster Sr., despite how horrified he was to hear that it was being applied to moose. lizzie b executed the preparation and spiced up the carrot salad recipe from yulinkacooks. I made the drink, floating a strawberry in it for no good reason. Cause I'm like that.

Take Two: Double Coriander Venison Roast
with Golden Beets splashed with Rice Vinegar,

Scotch and Soda on the side.

Double-coriander (crushed coriander seed roasted in the meat, onion-red pepper-coriander leaf sauce served over the meat) venison roast recipe adapted from a recipe for a pork roast in Jane Butel's Hotter than Hell. Golden beets simply boiled, peeled, then splashed with rice vinegar and salt. This one was all me, including that terrible plating.


Anonymous said...

But where are you getting the moose? The recipes look and sound great and there isn't a dinner in the world that can't be improved by a large malt whisky, but the main ingredient is one I've never even seen offered for sale. Did you go the north wods and shoot the creature yourself?

Btw, many thanks for Stone Flower, which arrived today. I'll give it a look tonight though I definitely hope you'll come supply translation. I make truly good Osso Buco Milanese with home made spinach-ricotta ravioli (I mean the pasta is home made too) doused in the sauce from the veal. Do we have a deal?

Jeff said...

Mmm, Mmm, Mmm. I bet these were very tasty!

McFry said...

Mmmm Mmmmm.... now i'm ~almost~ jealous of you continentally Eastern-leaning folks.

& Mooses come from Moose Mamas, of course! [or in this case Papas...]

BusterPh.D.Candidate said...

RC, The moose came from lizzie b's aunt's ex-boyfriend who shot it in Maine.

Hope that Stone Flower worked out for you. I'll try watching it again to prep for translator duties.

McFry, Shouldn't you be working on getting some rare Western meats for comparison? I wait to see rattlesnake fajitas or some such fare whenever I get around to visiting your new "home."

lizzie b said...

um, for the record, it was new brunswick moose, not maine moose. No excuse for sloppy north woods geography.