Fire Cracker Shrimp Cool Ginger Cucumber Salad

Fire Cracker Shrimp Cool Ginger Cucumber Salad
Just in time for the fourth I had a little extra time to put out this blog post.  I have a Thai friend who lives in Birmingham, Al that developed this recipe for Cool Ginger Cucumber Salad for the Copper Grill’s seared tuna appetizer. I was off to the farmers market to gather the ingredients for the dish I had planned to go with the salad. I really did not know exactly what I was going to make but I did know that it would involve shrimp and Thai peppers. Looking around at the market  gives me a chance to choose some of the freshest ingredients. Ginger Cucumber Salad 1 large...
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Tempura Shrimp

Tempura Shrimp
Seems like these days when I need a fix for fried foods I tempura them. Tempura is a thin batter that is very crisp on the outside and moist on the inside.  There are many different types of tempura but this one has suited my needs for years. I have tried to tempura many items, King Crab, foie gras, lobster and vegetables, some successful and some not!  The shrimp at the local farmers market were amazing, fresh, large and right from the sea. I picked up a couple of pounds and I still had some vegetables and herbs left from my garden and decidable to make a quick dinner last weekend....
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A trip to the Sandy Springs Farmers Market

A trip to the Sandy Springs Farmers Market
I haven’t been to the Sandy Springs Farmers Market in a couple of weeks so I decided that on the way to work I would stop by to see all the great vendors. The sun was out and getting hot and I appreciate the owners and vendors responsible for bringing the market to us every Saturday. The hours are from 8 a.m. til noon and the market is located at 235 Sandy Springs Circle NW, Sandy Springs, Ga 30328. You can also follow the Sandy Springs Farmers Market on Facebook.  I arrived just in time for the chef’s demo. The chef’s demo starts at 10 a.m. and is sponsored by...
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