Do I hear a collective EWWW? Everyone once in a while I have to accommodate the tastebuds of this wild and crazy man I'm married to. He likes wild meat, I'm not so crazy; he hates peas, I love 'em; he's a martini guy and I'm more into wine. Come to think of it, marriage really is all about compromise isn't it, so it's what we do. We laugh about our differences, love each other a lot and compromise with a capital "C".
That's what yesterday was all about and for the most part the compromise meant he cooked and I stayed the heck out of the kitchen - except for finishing up the final bottling of our double batch of limoncello and cleaning up the mess when he was done. He did all the slicing for a batch of "Kicky Kumquat Marmalade" and also made several jars of Raspberry Habenero Jelly. He loves hot and spicy, I mean really hot and spicy and I'm more moderate in that respect, so habenero was the pepper of choice not those pansy jalapeno's that I like. By the way, I'll share those jarred creations with you later in the week.
He also made his absolute favorite lunch for us (hotdogs) and yes, he cooked dinner too - his other favorite thing Liver and Onions with Bacon.
I have to admit we did manage to pick up some gorgeous fresh beef liver at Lee Lee's Asian Supermarket yesterday (if you can call that raw puddle of goo gorgeous) and the big guy sliced it up about a half inch thick and then soaked it all in milk for a few hours. Seasoned well with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, he coated it in flour and fried it up in the same pan he'd used to cook the bacon and brown the onions. After the liver was nicely browned he topped it with the reserved bacon and onions, covered the pan and let it all cook together a little longer to meld the flavors.
Served with a mess a' mashed spuds and in my case a ton of ketchup, it was quite delicious and this is coming from a non-fan of the stuff. The big bonus was at least I didn't have to touch it in its raw form. Now that's my kinda' compromise.