Finally, I remember to join Stephanie from Dispensing Happiness for one of her Blog Parties. And lucky me, the theme is Man Food! This is lucky because I live with a man! Who eats food! Clearly, this could not be more easy.
I asked Scott - what would you consider man food? His answer - fried things, spicy things, things on sticks. Meat. Cheese. Beer.
So we put our heads together for my first time at Blog Party and came up with 2 very manly appetizers and 1 masculine drink. We managed to cover 4 out of 6 of Scott's criteria. Not bad at all.
Prosciutto Wrapped BBQ Shrimp, Green Chile Cheese Squares and Hair of the Dog.
And all 3 were a huge hit. I barely got to try the shrimp!
Thanks for letting me join in Stephanie!
Prosciutto Wrapped BBQ Shrimp
makes 20 appetizers
20 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
10 slices of prosciutto, each cut in half lengthwise
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 tb tamari
2 tb white wine vinegar
2 tb water
1 tb brown sugar
Mix together the garlic through sugar and stir well to dissolve the sugar. Divide between 2 bowls.
Add the shrimp to one bowl and let marinate for 1 hour. Reserve the other bowl to use with the cooked shrimp.
Remove shrimp from marinade and discard sauce. Wrap one slice of prosciutto around each shrimp.
Preheat your grill pan or bbq, and cook shrimp 2-3 minutes per side, until shrimps are cooked and ham is crisp.
Serve with reserved sauce for dipping.
Green Chile Cheese Squares
1 small can chopped green chiles
2 cups mozzarella
2 cups cheddar
3 green onions, chopped
2 tb milk or water
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Grease an 8x8 baking dish. Pour the chiles and their juices over the bottom of the pan and spread the cheeses over the chiles. Whisk the eggs, milk, salt, pepper and onions together and pour over the cheese. Bake at 350' for 35-40 minutes, until eggs are firm.
Remove from the oven and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Cut into small squares and serve.
Hair of the Dog
1 oz Clamato
3 oz cold beer
Pour the Clamato into a tall glass. Add two dashes each of hot sauce and Worcestershire, and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Mix well. Slowly add the beer and mix again.