Fried Green Tomatoes With Purple Basil Mayo; Shrimp & Garlic-Scallion Polenta

With the temperature in the mid 90’s today, and a high heat index that made it feel  like 99 degrees F, it was like a steam bath outside. Originally I was thinking of cooking Cornish game hens or Salisbury steak, but with this heat and humidity, I opted for something liter, but yet filling. I had a few green tomatoes, so of course fried green tomatoes was on the menu. I picked up a pound or so of shrimp while out with Mr. Hubbs and  son No. 2 earlier today. I figured grilled shrimp, fried green tomatoes with the polenta to pull it all together. A quick, delicious, hot weather meal indeed.

The polenta was cooked per instructions. 8 Tbsp polenta added to 2 cups of boiling water. The water had 1 Tbsp of minced fresh garlic. After I added the polenta, I also added two chopped scallions, so I guess we can call this garlic-scallion polenta. Of course salt and pepper to taste. I used white pepper

The purple basil mayo went quite well with the fried green tomatoes

Green tomatoes washed and ready to be sliced, seasoned shrimp (seasoned with fresh cracked black pepper, Old Bay, extra virgin olive oil, and Creole seasoning), minced garlic for the polenta–a few of the ingredients

Onto the grill they go!

After a few minutes on the grill, the shrimp are nicely cooked

Floured the sliced tomatoes

A quick dip into the egg and milk wash

Into the bread crumbs next. Usually I use Panko bread crumbs, but I was out, so I made them fresh

Into the pan with oil heated over a moderate heat

Nice and golden with the right amount of crispness

Quick and simple. I didn’t spend much time in the kitchen on this hot and humid day  🙂  That purple mayo basil also went well with the shrimp

Garnished with a little fresh parsley

Fried green tomatoes with purple basil mayo along with shrimp and garlic-scallion polenta. My lite dinner for today

Purple and green basil in my herb planter

Also in the planter is rosemary, parsley, thyme, lemon thyme, and cilantro


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stephano Delorenza
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 11:42:45

    This looks horrible.


  2. mzrubyd
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 15:36:11

    I know why you say this.You fantasize about being a Chef, even calling yourself Executive Chef S. Delorenza, but we know you’re not a Chef don’t we? You accused me of stealing photos of food from you. Now how can that be when you steal the culinary creations of others and try to pass them off as if you cooked them…and you’re not even a home cook! To all who view this, beware. Stephano Delorenza is a fake Chef (no cooking skills at all). He will steal your food photos. You are so very immature to be 43 years old, a wannabee Executive Chef. Something is definitely wrong, such childishness.


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