It's Not (Always) Pretty Being Easy
No spoon-brushing or tweezers were employed plating the following meals, but all were delicious. These dinners and lunches, like that pound puppy you've been considering, may not be ornamental or pure bred, but will love you just as much. Did we mention they're easy?
|As long as you remember to marinate them, Cafe Drake's Taiwanese Pork Chops - thin as paper and cooking in 2 minutes - make a soulful meal when completed with rice and pickles. Want QUICK Asian pickles cukes? Here's how: Roughly peel and then slice thinly 2 Kirby cucumbers. Rub in a bowl with 1 t. sugar and 1/2 t. salt and 1 T. rice or white vinegar. Let sit for 20 minutes, drain any accumulated liquid and toss further with a dash of cayenne pepper and 1/2 t. sesame oil.|
|Street Food at Home - Cafe Drake's Torta Vegetariano|
|The spicy pineapple salad and marinated radishes both enhanced a "kitchen sink" leftover lunch platter.|
|Marinated and roasted tofu. Slice blocks of firm tofu thinly and roast on an oiled baking sheet for a crispy, brown finish.|