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Easy Does It # 25 – Griddle Ham & Cheese Sandwich

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Let’s  face it and admit to the truth – no matter how passionate we are about good food, not all meals we consume must be and can be culinary masterpieces or be completely homemade in order to make us happy.
In cooking, as with love, sometimes a loving hug will do it instead of a few hours of passionate love-making (Well, sometimes…….. 🙂
I have posted some pretty simple stuff in the past and judging by the positive responses, posts about simple food are as welcome as the more complex meals.
So, I feel confident that mixing a few very simple, basic dishes into my usual mix of international food posts will be a welcome addition to the folks who are still learning their way around the kitchen, as well as for the more seasoned cooks who will be reminded that sometimes, depending on our mood, the time and/or budget, simple means best 🙂
I believe today’s dish is a perfect example of how to lift a usually mediocre dish up to new hights by choosing top-ingredients and preparing the food with love and care.
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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P.S.
If you replace the mayo with the more customary butter and grill the sandwich instead, you will miss out on the best part of this sandwich – the wonderful crust which the mayo helps to provide.
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Griddled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Griddle Ham & Cheese Sandwich

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Griddled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Griddle Ham & Cheese Sandwich

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Griddled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Griddle Ham & Cheese Sandwich

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Preparation :
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Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll



After being sick as a dog for the past few day’s, today I can at least walk again without fear of falling on my behind because my legs could not hold me up. So, as any sane person would do, the first thing to do was to prep a meal that would make me feel better. Shrimp and mayo might not seem very smart as a first solid meal in three day’s, but I am happy to report that three hours later I am still ok 🙂
(In case you wonder how I posted the last post about the fish in black bean sauce:
I usually have one or two post’s on stand-by for situations like this and all it needs is the push of a button, the rest takes care of itself)
Anyway, I hope my recovery is going to last for a good time to come and things will be back to normal, at least healthwise.
So here we go, today’s early, delicious lunch:

Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll

Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll

Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll

Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll



Preparation :

mise en place

mise en place

shrimp, green peas, golden grpe tomatoes, radish, scallion

shrimp, green peas, golden grape tomatoes, radish, scallion

mayonnaise, sriracha, ketchup, brandy, horseradish, dijon mustard, kosher salt, cayenne pepper, lime juice

mayonnaise, sriracha, ketchup, brandy, horseradish, dijon mustard, kosher salt, cayenne pepper, lime juice

slice italian garlic roll in half (toasting optional)

slice italian garlic roll in half (toasting optional)

top with romaine leaves in  lime vinaigrette

top with romaine leaves in lime vinaigrette

top with generaos amount of shrimp salad

top with generous amount of shrimp salad, garnish with fennel leaves

serve with lime wedges and arugula in french dressing

serve with lime wedges and arugula in french dressing

Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll

Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll

Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll

Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll

Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll

Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll

Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll

Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll

Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll

Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll



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Smoked Pork Shank, Steamed Cabbage & Sauteed Garlic Potatoes

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Guess  what I found this morning at publix – smoked pork shank ! Oh happy day 🙂
It made for the perfect Sunday dinner and a great end to a relaxing weekend.

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Smoked Pork Shank, Steamed Cabbage & Sauteed Garlic Potatoes

Smoked Pork Shank, Steamed Cabbage & Sauteed Garlic Potatoes

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simmer smoked pork shank in salted water until tender, about 2,5 hours. Meanwhile, saute onions and chorizo in duck fat

simmer smoked pork shank in salted water until tender, about 2,5 hours. Meanwhile, saute onions and chorizo in duck fat

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add cabbage wedges, chicken broth, salt and pepper, cover and simmer until cabbage is soft, about 20 minutes

add cabbage wedges, chicken broth, salt and pepper, cover and simmer until cabbage is soft, about 20 minutes

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meanwhile, saute blanched potato slices in duck fat, season with salt and pepper

meanwhile, saute blanched potato slices in duck fat, season with garlic paste, salt and pepper

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serve with dijon mustard

serve with dijon mustard

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Smoked Pork Shank, Steamed Cabbage & Sauteed Garlic Potatoes

Smoked Pork Shank, Steamed Cabbage & Sauteed Garlic Potatoes

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” Pommes Sarladaise, Greens & Grape Tomatoes “

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Because it was a meat free day for me, I added mushroom to the potatoes.
Wonderful, tasty, very satisfying meal.

Potatoes,
Mushrooms,
Onions,
Garlic (plenty),
Duckfat (plenty),
Salt & Pepper
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Romaine,
Grape Tomatoes,
Dijon Vinaigrette

Bon Appetit ! Life is Good ! 
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