Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Elvis got that right "Love me tender love me sweet..." I have a new lover and her name is Black Garlic. I have been so eager to receive these that I was flagging down FedEx trucks to see if they had my package. Sure enough my local driver said she did not but the other girl around the corner does so I high tailed over to where she was and waited outside her truck for her to get there. Now, my FedEx people know me and they know I get anxious so she threw open the gate and gave me my box with no hesitation. I ripped it open right there on the spot and I was hit with the wonderful sweet smell of Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla beans - it smelled like a cigar shop. Had my new lover been cheating on me already?
I dug around in the box to get past the nice little vanilla bean bonus and there they were, my sweet little mistresses waiting for me, calling me with their brown and weathered looking skin. I knew that beneath that rough exterior was a soft black beauty. I gently opened the package and pulled one out and she smelled more exotic than I had imagined so I undressed her right there on the street so that I could feel her supple black interior with my own hands. She was soft, very soft and sticky sweet as I nibbled at her coyishly. This love affair was going to last, I thought immediately!
Instincts kicked right in so I took her upstairs and I knew instantly what I was going to do. Shrimp and grits, but not just any old shrimp and any old grits this was going to be a sweet and spicy chile shrimp with cheesey yellow corn grits freckled with black garlic.
It was so good the first time I had to have her twice and I have to tell you now that if I didnt think there was plenty of this heavenly treat I wouldnt tell you a thing about it - its that good.
My first plate was subtle with barely a hint of the black garlics sweet caramelized goodness, I went easy on her not knowing if she was a vixen in silk robes or a timid and demure cinderella, but my second plate was loaded with a double dose of her soft and sweet pungency. My lover came from so far away, my little mail order bride, and I am going to cherish her and love her forever!
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 1:56 PM