Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater
Okay...so as I made the grocery list for the recipes earlier this week, I noticed this recipe had to marinate for at least 2 days. To be honest, I made these olives Monday night. So techincally I didn't make "the recipe for today" today. Yeah I cheated! But in order for me to taste the final product I had to. Don't judge me.
What you don't see in this picture is the wonderful brandy old fashion that I made myself and am partaking in right now. DEEE-licious. I figured I deserve it (after this crazy week). And, I don't feel like cooking so I'm going to get some Chinese take out from this new place that just opened up down the street. Holler! Orange Chicken y'all!
How disappointing... The orange chicken is mediocre at best. The eggroll is okay and the fried rice is good..but I'm not wowed (it's no "wow to pow", more like "hype to tripe") Oh well. Someday I will find you orange chicken. You and me all the way. (Shhh..don't tell Brian.)
Assorted olives: $4.99
Fennel seeds: Had
Coriander seeds: Had -from the salmon recipe
Crushed red pepper: Had
I didn't get the olives from the deli (like I should have). Jewel doesn't have assorted olives in their deli case. Again.. last time I shop there. And the tangerines are pricy as hell because of the frost that Florida had! Oh woah to me!
Snobby Chef Tip: I learned that you should keep your crushed red pepper in the freezer. It keeps it fresh (and spicy) longer. I keep mine in a Ziploc freezer bag (Glass in the freezer is a no-no). As a general rule you should refridgerate any red spices (such as cayenne pepper and paprika) to stretch out their shelf life.
Fast: NO! This recipe takes at least 2 days to make. Hello, that's not fast. I was surprised to even see it in this calendar entitled "FAST, Easy, & Fresh".
Easy: Yes! Now this recipe may not be fast, but it is easy. Just throw everything in a jar (I did it in a tupperware container) and shake it once in a while for the next two day.
Fresh: The orange and rosemary really give the olives a nice flavor. It's different.
Overall: I like it. I would try this again with fresh olives from the deli case. (I'm not a big fan of jarred olives.) The combination of spices, rosemary, and orange really pep them up. The use of the coriander seeds in this recipe is much better than the salmon from yesterday.
Tomorrow = Polish dinner at school. I will try to take some pictures and post them on Sunday (with the dessert recipe for the weekend).