#153: Dominica

It’s Rocky Mountain Showdown time again, kiddos!

You know what that means! It’s soon to be a smattering of leaves changing, cute boots, football games and pumpkin everything– though I have to confess, I’m not a huge pumpkin fan, I did happen to try a #PSL beer this week that was damn tasty. Color me shocked. I was lucky enough to get to tag along to some club level seats for the Showdown and I have to say, I am now super spoiled and can never go back to sitting with the common people. I won’t underestimate the fact that the company that came along with those seats was unparalleled and had 110% to do with why I had such a lovely time (that and the “w” for the black’n’gold). I learned how to play Texas Hold’em… though sad to report I’m not sure I’ve developed a poker face just yet. Snuggled between the BBQ and the small town parades, it was one of the best weekend on the books in a while.

THE DINNER: To be more accurate, this one was more like brunch in brovskyland. Mainly, it was that we had to go on a mission to procure frog legs and we honestly weren’t sure if it would take all day or not. Turns out, I’m on a little bit of a lucky streak these days (beyond breaking a very cool whiskey glass at my parent’s house… that was the proverbial low point of my weekend. Not too shabby).

We ended up in Edwards Meats and in the seafood section (which is what Frog is classified as…) we found them! We also decided to make a drink to pair with the legs because it was all a little simplistic for our caliber. We utilized the Black Rum we had from when we tackled St Kitts and Nevis which turned the run punch a little dark, but still tasty. The island nation of Dominica was settled by the french and therefore a lot of their cuisine is very much creole in it’s roots. Unlike their Louisianan counterparts a little farther north, the Dominican people shy away from heavy spice. It’s actually pretty simplistic and clean.

Fried Frog Legs Recipe: http://globaltableadventure.com/recipe/recipe-fried-frog-legs/
Dominica Rum Punch Recipe: http://food.lohudblogs.com/2013/04/19/latin-twist-dominica-punch/

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Ease of prep and cooking: TWO STARS out of five these two recipes!
I’m not gonna lie, this one was supposed to be tricky. We anticipated having a bear of a time finding the meat for one and just had no clue what it would look like. I’m glad to report that the legs got one star and the drink got the other. We had an easy go of things this week. Which left us a whole lot more time for other festivities.

Best dish of all time scale: FOUR STARS out of five for Meal!! THREE STARS for the Drink!
My oh my, it was such a cliche! The damn things taste like chicken. I can’t get over how unassuming they were… and even for all my foodie roots, I was a little nervous to try these bad boys. I quickly got over that because they were everything crispy and delicious. I’m not going to mince words here, they only skipped away with four stars and that was because they were maybe too simplistic. Not to disappoint, in true Kris fashion, I hit it with a load of Cholula and then they were like little kermit hot wings…er, legs, I mean. The rum punch on the flip side was incredibly tart and refreshing and earned a three star review. I mean, it was good, but we all came to the conclusion that we probably wouldn’t order it again if in a bar– but with that being said, we definitely finished that pitcher off. It was a HOT one here in the 303 after all 😉  

Rolling along into September and Indian Summer– we plan on cooking up some European cuisine in Liechtenstein for #154 🙂 It’s sort of in honor of Oktoberfest. We haven’t been to Europe in a hot minute, so we are welcoming the change of pace.

Happy Labor Day! 
– L & K

 

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