Make it. Eat it. Love it.
After a busy beginning of the week and then being home unable to go food shopping and run errands because of the threat of rocket fire from the Gaza strip (you can read about my experience with that here) my house became that house. You know the one; bare cabinets and a fridge full of nothing but the left overs from 2 weeks ago that got shoved to the back, an apple, and some deli meat. I hate being that house. I am never that house. In fact I am usually the opposite of that house.
The throw together meal I came up with ended up being something truly special (usually the random throw together meals are the best because they force you to be creative with what you have on hand). I found a bag of shrimp in the freezer, some cornmeal in the cabinet and some left over mascarpone cheese in the back of the cheese draw of the fridge- a perfect base for a meal. I had a small amount of cream, a bottle of chili sauce and a bottle of passion fruit syrup my friend brought me from a local kibbutz- that will be the sauce.
This dinner came together beautifully and each component played off of each other in wonderful harmony.
4 Cups Chicken Broth
1 Cup Cornmeal
1/2 Cup Mascarpone Cheese
1/2 Cup Butter
1 Teaspoon White Pepper
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 lb Shrimp
1 Tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes (or less depending on your taste)
For Chili Passion Fruit Sauce
1/2 Cup Cream
2 Heaping Tablespoons Chili sauce (found in the Asian section of markets)
3 Heaping Tablespoons Passion Fruit Syrup (If you can’t find any you can make your own by boiling 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup passion fruit pulp for about 15 minutes, let chill)