Apartment Food Hobos

SEASONAL AUSTIN TX – JULY MONSOON OF 2007 EDITION

Posted in Bon Appetit, Cleansing, Okra, Salad, Southern, Squash, Texas, Tomato by apartmentfoodhobos on July 31, 2007

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Corn Saute with Fried Okra & Tomatoes

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon (or more) cayenne pepper
12 okra pods, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces

6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 cups fresh corn kernels (cut from about 3 ears of corn)
6 baby green pattypan squash, each cut into 6 pieces
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 12-ounce bag cherry tomatoes, halved (2 cups)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 green onions, chopped

Mix cornmeal and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne in small bowl. Add okra and toss lightly to coat. Pour okra into sieve and shake off excess cornmeal.

Heat 4 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add okra and sauté until coating is golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer okra to paper towels to drain; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wipe out skillet. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in same skillet over medium heat. Add corn, squash, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes; cover and cook until squash is crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Mix in okra, cilantro, and green onions. Remove from heat. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and more cayenne, if desired.

Bon Appétit, June 2006

Edamame and Carrot Salad with Rice Vinegar Dressing

1 1/2 cups shelled cooked edamame beans (from about 20 ounces of pods)
4 medium carrots (about 12 ounces), peeled, coarsely grated
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, minced

Combine first 4 ingredients in medium bowl. Whisk vinegar, lemon juice, oil and garlic in small bowl to blend. Add to edamame mixture; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be made 3 hours ahead. Cover and chill.)

Bon Appétit, January 2001

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Those insane looking beverages are FRESHLY JUICED 100,000% WATERMELON.  We took an entire whole watermelon and juiced it, convincing ourselves that we would grow angel wings and be cleansed of all our sins.