Thursday, July 2, 2009

Garden Meal Collection

This was Mondays dinner and was half from the garden. Not the most healthy garden meal but I never said I was a health nut. This is ribs cooked low & slow with a sweet rub and finished with bbq sauce. Along side is Kohlrabi slaw from the garden. Here are the recipes:

Kansas City Rub: This is a sweet rub that is good on anything that will be cooked on low indirect heat. I found the recipe on along with many other bbq rub recipes.

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tablespoon each of black pepper, salt, chili powder, garlic powder & onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
Mix all the ingredients together and rub liberally on the meat or even veggies like zucchini, onions or eggplant. Then allow to marinate for a while before grilling. This recipe makes a lot of rub.

Kohlrabi Slaw: Over time I have made my own slaw recipe and it always seems to change. Below are the ingredients that I add and adjust until the slaw is a nice mix of sweet, sour, & creamy.

  • shredded kohlrabi or cabbage
  • shredded carrot
  • mayonnaise (of the real variety!)
  • white sugar
  • cider vinegar
  • s&p
  • onion powder (fresh onions can be used but they tend to be a little strong)
Coconut Shrimp w/ Pea Risotto

For the shrimp

  • shrimp
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 each of salt, pepper & paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic (powder or fresh)
  • egg

In a shallow bowl combine all ingredients except the egg. In another bowl whisk egg with a little water. Dip the shrimp in the egg wash, then the coconut mixture and pan fry in butter until just cooked.

For the risotto:

  • risotto
  • water
  • cream
  • butter
  • salt
  • peas

I followed the package direction for the rice expect I used 1/4 cream and 3/4 water for the required amount of liquid. Well the rice was cooking I hulled the peas and then pureed half well keeping half whole. Once the rice was cooked through and creamy I added the pureed & whole peas along with the butter & salt. I then allow it to cook for about 4-5minutes until the peas were just cooked well still retaining a little crunch.


  1. Yum slaw. It is one of my all time favorites. If I have cabbage I always have cole slaw.

  2. Yum on them both. I can't decide if I'd rather the ribs or the shrimp but I'm thinking both!

  3. Oh, my. Those ribs are to die for, and the shrimp looks wonderful. Two of my favorites!

  4. Scrumptious! Your slaw looks particularly nice. I am going to be picking a mess of shelling peas tomorrow - may have to give the rissoto recipe a try!

  5. Mmmmm... it all looks wonderful.

  6. Oooh I love coleslaw. Never tried it with kohlrabi though - which I also love.

    I do like the real onion though - I like it strong!

  7. Thanks for the recipes Dan :) mmmmmm!!!!!!