Farm to table

Hello people of the earth I have come to you with a dish like no other made with mushroom, pig cheeks (Jowels), and duck eggs. It’s a pizza out of this world. Thanks to my grandma and Dziadzi (that’s Polish for grandpa if you forgot) I got these sick ingredients.  I’m only 12 and have no money so grandparents are great.

First I made my homemade dough. I mean what kind of kid that’s an expert chef would not make their own dough? I first got hot water (not too hot) then I put it in a bowl added the packet of yeast to it and put plastic wrap over the bowl. Let it sit for five minutes. Well that’s doing what it does, we get ready on the main base. First you add 3 1/4 cups of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, one cup of water, and three tablespoons of olive oil and the yeast. Let the dough hook knead for five minutes. And went all it’s all incorporated take the dough out of the bowl and put it in a separate bowl. Put a sheet over it or a dish towel and let it sit for one hour.

Now for the toppings. First thing you have to do once you knead your dough out to look like a pizza, you add your sauce. Then you add your cheese and then after that you add the mushrooms and pig cheeks. Put it in the oven for about 15 minutes then take it out and crack one duck egg in the middle and put it in the oven for about five to seven more minutes. When its done let the egg run and enjoy.

Lobster tails are red. I made nothing blue….

My fellow dudes…it is Valentine’s Day. I’m going to be telling you about what I am making today.  It is not green, not purple, not blue , but red. That’s right I’m telling you about lobster tails. Now some people like surf and turf, lobster and steak but me I chose lobster tails. My mom didn’t feel like grilling so we got meatballs for our turf.  My dad is out of town so, the man of the house had to cook for the valentines which I don’t care.  I love it.

The reason why I made this today was because it’s Valentine’s Day.  Most Valentine’s Day dinners are either going out to a restaurant or sometimes surf and turf. Today I made the surf…no turf! The first thing I did to prepare this meal was, I defrosted the lobster.  I got the lobster at Earth Fare.  It came from far away so they had to freeze it.  I defrosted by getting a bowl of cold water and putting the lobster tails in that water. how do you know if it is done defrosting? Well…you don’t. Just kidding. what you do is you take the top of the lobster tail and the bottom of the lobster tail and if it’s done defrosting it will be easy to bring those two together with one hand the top to the bottom.

Next up in this amazing Valentine’s Day dish is you cut the shell down the middle but not the tail!!! You cut it with scissors or if you like the more technical term kitchen shears. What you do with the meat is, you pull it out gently but not all the way.  Just enough so that it still hangs on the shell.  Pinch the shell together and rest the meat on top.  Rub the meat with olive oil but not too hard that you break the meat apart.  Season with paprika, salt and pepper.  I like to add lemon juice.  I didn’t add it tonight because my mom said no. GASP!!!!!

Bake at 375 degrees for 1 1/2 minutes per ounce.  Then add butter to each tail then broil for 3 minutes.  You’ll be dying for this everyday but we got it on sale so we can’t have it everyday.  It tastes dope. It tastes like the ocean.