While the Missus was enjoying her sumptuous repast at the Ritz Carlton, Nu Awlins, TWC whipped up a little marinated shrimp with mesquite grilled New York strip steak. Real man food. Comfort food.
It is a simple marinade. Olive oil infused with garlic, juice from half of a good sized lime, a little red pepper, and a teaspoon or so of minced ginger. Marinate for a half hour then oil the BBQ wok with garlic oil and cook just until the shrimp turns pink. Sorry, we were hungry and although The House Blond won't touch shrimp, the boy was in it before I could find the camera.
I can't ever eat a good New York Strip without drifting back to one hot summer night at the Colorado River. Pretty sure it was that one guys weekend that didn't end well. But it may have been the time Jeffie Pooh, who was quite the ladies man, sort of swiped his brother's girlfriend. I can't entirely blame him, she was kinda hot and she invited him for a little moonlight walk in the desert. They were gone a while.
What I do remember is we were camped next to a cop. Comes over all friendly like and introduced himself. Just wanted you boys to know I am a CHP and if I see you smokin' dope I'll fookin' arrest you. He din't mince any words and we all laughed because Pooh was quite the little stoner. Nonetheless we appreciated the warning and the dude turned out all right for a cop.
Jeffie Pooh's contribution to the expedition was a dozen prime New York Strip Steaks. A dozen. We'd been on the water all day Saturday and were bone tired. Sun was drooping and ravenous hunger had engulfed us all. Fired up a little hibachi and the four of us snaffled up a dozen steaks. New York Strip. Mighty good eatin'. Actually, I think we fed my Shepherd, Shamus, a couple of them, so that leaves roughly 2.5 steaks per.
We were twenty-something and full of ourselves. Now Jim's dead. Last I heard from Mike? He wanted an untraceable revolver so's to wreak some retribution on somebody what done him wrong. I didn't send it. Haven't seen Jeffie Pooh in decades but I heard he has taken on a resemblance to Hurley. Sorry Jeff, hope you ain't reading along at home.
Oh wait. The Angeline? You know what? This is a really good Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon. Especially for the price. Mrs TWC got it for ten bucks, I've seen it all over for $12.00-$15.00.
According to the Wine Enthusiast: This is a pricey wine for value-oriented Angeline, but it’s a Stags Leap Cabernet, and quite a good one, at that. Dry and full-bodied, it shows a classic elegance, with flavors of cassis and cedar. Tasted against far more expensive Napa Cabs, it stands up proud.
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