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so the restaurant i work in is a sushi bar, so we dont do many european style entrees. no filets, no traditional style entrees. well in starkville they like their meat and they like tradition. so I crafted a menu of old tsunami faves and ran a special menu. some entrees are posted below.

menu testing?

this is panko fried meat balls on a bed of mixed greens with tomato basil aioli.

i have been dying to make this aioli with calamari as we used a chipotle aioli at tsunami, and most other places use marinara with their calamari. i decided to combine the two. calamari didn’t come thru but i figured it would go well with this dish. i am a fan of the aioli but some of my co workers enjoyed it with the red pepper coulis shown in an earlier post with the chickpea salad.

Vegetarian Special

chickpea salad over roasted red pepper coulis with basil oil garnish.
this dish is VEGAN!

chickpeas have: chickpeas… duh, cucumber, mint, dijon mustard, garlic, salt, vinegar, olive oil, tomatoes, cilantro, jalepeno pepper, and black pepper.

red pepper coulis is just red peppers, salt, pepper, and garlic.

and basil oil is canola oil and basil pureed together and then basil is strained off, very mild basil flavor but an awesome color on any plate.

Fried green Tomatoes with Black Eye Pea Salsa

black eye pea salsa over fried green tomatoes with lime sweet chili sauce.
a vegetarian dish!

the black eye pea salsa has garlic, thyme, oregano, rice wine vinegar, canola oil, grilled onions, red peppers, green peppers and salt and pepper.

fried green tomatoes are corn meal crusted.

and the lime sweet chili sauce is a basic sweet chile sauce minus the water with the citrus taking its place.
equal parts sugar, water, vinegar, and sambal to taste. then reduce by about 1/3 careful not to allow the pot to boil over or burn.

dinner 4 thr33

so the resturant i work at is located inside of a hotel, and in a small college town, starkville. Often professors from the school come in for dinner and they want something a little more european and a little less asian, this is what they were served, wednesday!

Spicy Coconut Broth with Grilled Shrimp

Lamb Chops on Grilled Onion & Pepper Relish on Greek Vinaigrette with Brown Rice

Roasted Duck over Cherry Gastrique with Black Thai Rice

pecan tart

Vanilla Cheesecake

“family” meal

an old favorite from tsunami, spice rub pork with steamed rice seasoned with furiake and mango jalapeno cream, for employees only sorry!