So, yesterday we did get to the farmers market before our Mid City adventures- got: corn, tomatoes, mushrooms, watermelon, blueberries, shrimp, whole flounder, lamb shoulder roast, sweet banana peppers, cucumbers, and milk. Oh! And we FINALLY remembered to bring our knives in for sharpening!
My farmers market purchases are generally my jumping off points for menu planning.
So, tonight, I was craving my shrimp and grits, so I made that along with some maque choux, which used up the corn and a couple of the peppers.
Tomorrow I want to make this recipe for the flounder: Sauteed Flounder with Tomatoes and Olives (thanks, Emeril! I tell you, I have a lot more respect for Emeril since I've actually eaten at his restaurant.) Maybe I'll cook up the mushrooms as well?
Wednesday night I hope to make a lamb curry with my shoulder roast. Possibly a korma, because it's my favorite.
I also plan on making watermelon lemonade (got the idea from the guy from Satsuma we met last night- he gave some advice. I bought my lemonade, but I'll liquefy my watermelon in the blender, strain, and mix equal parts with lemonade. OMG YUM.
Last but not least, I plan to make blueberry buckle with our blueberries.
Man, this is the life! Cooking and eating and exploring in New Orleans.