Sunday, May 26, 2013

My Menu for Today - Carne Guisada, Black Bean Soup, Mexican Rice, Green Beans with Turkey Bacon & Salad w/ #TonyTucker "Wait For The Night To Turn Blue" #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton

Introduction:

Carne Guisada © copywrite by DMS Photography~all rights reserved (1)
“I wanted her and only her.
I wanted to be a part of her storm.
I wanted to feel my pulse against hers.
I wanted the bitter on her sweet tongue.
I wanted the sadness in her sweet syrup eyes.
I wanted the silence in her screaming mind and the enigma that is really quite simple- a complicated happiness. I wasn't willing to let go. I was falling completely, forever, into solid fucking love that was swimming through my veins.
I wanted to be the breath in her mouth and the rhythm in her chest that would beat only for me.”
― Shey Stahl

Carne Guisada, Black Bean Soup, Mexican Rice, Green Beans w/Turkey Bacon & Salad

Carne Guisada is a Mexican recipe for marinated and then sautéed beef tips or skirt. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large Ziploc bag. Add the meat to the bag, squeeze out as much air as you can and seal the bag. Let this marinate for at least 1 hour.


When you’re ready to brown the meat, remove it from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before cooking to allow it to come to room temperature. This helps ensure the Carne Guisada will cook evenly. Cook in a pot until nicely browned and then remove to another container, in the left over juice sauté the onions and jalapeno's for ten  minutes then add the garlic cook it for an additional minute. The add the meat and  all the rest of the ingredients and cook slowly for about an hour.

This is a flavorful and delicious meal that is great for a special occasion. This is my presentation of the meal.

Ingredients:
1 skirt steak or 2 hanger steaks marinade juice of 1 limes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup minced cilantro
1/2 red onion minced
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1-2 jalapeno chilies, minced (to taste)
1 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoons ground coriander seed
1/2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
1/4 teaspoons ground cumin seed
1 teaspoon of chili powder
1 can of Rotel
2 teaspoons kosher salt (less if using table salt) black pepper to taste
 1/2 cup cilantro minced

Black Bean Soup is a tradition in my home for Sunday dinners. Cooked for at least 2 hours until the bean is soften over a medium heat. Keep adding water as necessary.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups dried black beans (10 oz), picked over and rinsed
8 turkey bacon slices (7 oz), chopped (1 cup)

1 small onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice (3/4 cup)
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice (3/4 cup)
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped seeded fresh jalape&241;o chile
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, crumbled
1 Turkish or 1/2 California bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
3 chicken bouillon cubes
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
5 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Mexican Rice first you need to brown the long grain rice and once the grease has been drained off then add the following ingredients. Cook on medium heat until the water has almost evaporated then turn the heat off and cover leaving the pan on the burner.

Ingredients:
1 can of ROTEL tomatoes,
1 medium white onion
1 medium jalapenos without seeds
2 cups long grain white rice
1/3 cup canola oil
4 minced garlic cloves
4 chicken bouillon cubes)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup fresh cilantro, minced
1 lime

Green Beans with Turkey Bacon and Salad

(c) Copywrite by Diana Mary Sharpton

References:
1. Photography: Carne Guisada © copywrite by DMS Photography~all rights reserved (1)


I have added a brilliant blues song by Tony Tucker. There is nothing like eating so good food, drinking wine and listening to the blues.

 Lyrics: "Wait For The Night To Turn Blue"
It's a cold, cold world, that we live in today
Everybody hurts, each in their own different ways
So many things, that tear you up inside
We all need a warm touch, somewhere safe to hide
So I sit here by the fire and hold on to the night
And listen to the song that you sing in my life
I'll sit under the moon, I'll wait here for you
Wait for the night to turn blue
I'll wait for the calm, on the easy side of midnight
My heart will sing the song, of the quiet endless starlight
And I'll forget about the pain, that eats me up inside
Come on take my hand and somewhere in the blues we'll hide
So I sit by the fire and hold on to the night
Listen to the song, that you sing in my life
I'll sit under the moon, I'll wait here for you
I'll wait for the night to turn blue
Oh yeh, wait for the night 
Wait for the night to turn blue..


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