Moyra gave me a small gift this morning before our walleye brunch at camp. It was a hand cranked food processor - perfect for out here where we run on solar power and are conscious and careful of our electricity use.
Tonight I decided to try it out in preparation for a modified surf and turf dinner
I plunked an onion into the gizmo, gave 'er a few cranks, and gazed in amazement at the gorgeous coarsely chopped onion puree.
I then added hunks of a modest size garden zucchini, twirled the handle a few times, and smelled a beautiful sight that would set my Newfoundland friends exclaiming, "Lord, lifting thundering Jesus..."
Along the way I cut in a head of cauliflower, poured in some cornmeal, added shredded parmisian and cheddar cheese, a couple eggs, and dumped various spices (especially smoked paprika ) into the bowl, and processed a couple deep fried walleyes into the mixture.
Eventually I formed the concoction into small patties that I cooked on a steel griddle in the barbeque. (Sometimes I tell strangers that I cook on my girdle - I think they go home and tell their friends that I'm a goof).
Look at these! We had small, melt -in-your-mouth- tenderloins, grilled as well. Nice meal combo, but the steaks weren't necessary.
Friends have the best ideas!