Sunday, July 21, 2013

Grilled T-Bone & Shrimp served alongside Spicy Okra with Crab Meat over Steamed White Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect" #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton

Introduction:

I focused on him. Everything still seemed blurry, but he was close enough that I could see him. He was completely soaked. His jeans, shoes, jacket, and shirt. He was just as wet as I was. His normally messy blond hair was darker and flat to his head from the weight of the water.
Dark shadows haunted his eyes and his lips were pale from the cold. 
"You jumped in after me," I whispered.
"I'd jump into the pits of hell for you, Rim.” 

― Cambria Hebert


One of my very favorite dishes is spicy okra with crab meat over white rice. This Sunday, the menu is a grilled T-Bone and Shrimp served alongside Spicy Okra with Crab Meat over Steamed White Rice.  You can review my previous posts to see how I grilled the steak and shrimp. The secret is fresh lime juice, Webbers Cajun Seafood spice for the shrimp and Webbers Chicago Style Steak spice for the T-Bone.

My cooking focus for today is the spicy okra with crab meat over steamed white rice.

Spicy Crab and Okra Ingredients:
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1 lbs. okra
1/2 red onion – chop in thin long slices and then cross cut.
1/4 fresh jalapeno without seeds - minced
1 bunch of cilantro
1 can of Rotel Tomatoes/Cilantro/Lime/Jalapeno
1 clove garlic - minced
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp. chile powder
1 tsp. ground cumin seeds
1 Tbsp. chicken bouillon
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1/2 tsp. salt plus more to taste
1/2 lemon for juice
1/2 to 1 lb. fully cooked crab meat.

Preparation:
Trim off the stem ends from the okra and cut the pods into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices; place in bowl. Then peel and thinly slice the "red" onion adding to the bowl of okra along with the minced jalapeno. Heat oil in a medium to a large frying pan and sauté all the ingredients in the bowl over a medium high heat. Browning the okra will eliminate the slime factor. After 3-5 minutes add the mince the garlic and set them both aside. A secret is only stir occasionally.

Add chili powder, ground cumin seeds, salt and cayenne, to the okra and cook, stirring occasionally, another 30 seconds. Add the can of tomatoes, lime juice and chicken bouillon and 1 cup of water. Stir combine and cover. Reduce heat to maintain a steady simmer and cook until okra is tender and flavors are blended, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the cooked crab meat at the very end and simmer for an additional 3 minutes.

Serve over steamed white rice.

Just amazing! All mine even the picture....
(c) Copywrite by Diana Mary Sharpton

To accompany this delicious meal I have selected a brilliant artist that can speak to where my heart is right now. That's right Ed Sheeran singing "Perfect"(2).

I have listed the lyrics below for your reading pleasure. Enjoy and have a brilliant weekend!

"Perfect"(3)
I found a love for me
Darling, just dive right in and follow my lead
Well, I found a girl, beautiful and sweet
Oh, I never knew you were the someone waiting for me
'Cause we were just kids when we fell in love
Not knowing what it was
I will not give you up this time
But darling, just kiss me slow, your heart is all I own
And in your eyes you're holding mine

Baby, I'm dancing in the dark with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song
When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it, darling, you look perfect tonight

Well I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know
She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I'll share her home
I found a love, to carry more than just my secrets
To carry love, to carry children of our own
We are still kids, but we're so in love
Fighting against all odds
I know we'll be alright this time
Darling, just hold my hand
Be my girl, I'll be your man
I see my future in your eyes

Baby, I'm dancing in the dark, with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song
When I saw you in that dress, looking so beautiful
I don't deserve this, darling, you look perfect tonight

Baby, I'm dancing in the dark, with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song
I have faith in what I see
Now I know I have met an angel in person
And she looks perfect, I don't deserve this

You look perfect tonight

Love and Peace Always
Diana


Si je pouvais vous dire une chose et c’était ma dernière pensée dans la vie, il serait que je t’aime ma chérie.

References:
1. Photography. Grilled T-Bone and Shrimp served alongside Spicy Okra with Crab Meat over Steamed White Rice. © copywrite by DMS Photography~all rights reserved (1)
2. Video: Perfect by Ed Sheeran -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UQzJfsT2eo
3. Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/edsheeran/perfect.html
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