Real German Cuisine Challenge: Krabbenragout
The dish I made was from the Krabbenragout Challenge (Full Recipe from Amiexpat). It features shrimp and spargel– aka white asparagus. I’ve been eyeing the recipe for a while and today was the day! Farm Fresh was carrying white asparagus and I had some leftover cream from a dish last week.
When I’m prepping vegetables, I tend to do it outside (See Fun with Brussel Sprouts from June 2007). It gives me some extra time outside with the dogs. Today was no exception– the asparagus and the shrimp were peeled outside. Jimmie, Henry and Stench were on hand.
Peeling Shrimp with Henry (Photo by Ryan Somma)
Peeling Shrimp with Jimmie (Photo by Ryan Somma)
Stench Relaxes on the Porch (Photo by Ryan Somma)
I didn’t take many pictures of the dish preparation. My kitchen is no where near as pristine as the other participants. Here is one photo that strategically frames out the mess. : )
Like Christina and Yelli from 50% of my DNA, I substituted the white pepper from the recipe with black pepper. Instead of rice, we served the dish with some multicolored pasta. I also added mushrooms to the sauce when I added the shrimp, the spargel and the peas. Mushrooms are a fixture is almost everything we make. They are especially good in Sloppy Joes and Chili. They were great in the Krabbenragout as well.
We LOVED the final dish. Very, very tasty.
In our household, we typically end up feeding neighborhood kids whether we intend to or not. Tonight, when six year old Tykee showed an interest I let him have a small portion. He loved it as well– which actually is not surprising. He and his older brother have both demonstrated a fondness for steamed green asparagus and none of the children have exhibited an aversion to mushrooms. Tykee very much enjoyed the meal.
“Those aspears are good,” he concluded.
It took me a moment, but I realized he was talking about the asparagus.
Tykee enjoyed the meal so much, that I had to exercise a skill I have learned with Sloppy Joes and Tacos.
Declining requests for more. : )