Friday, April 6, 2007

down by the bayou

This week was all about reuniting with old friends. With the popularity of Facebook, we have been in touch with people we haven't seen or spoken to in over 10 years. Weird at first, but a pleasant surprise. So when we found out that an old friend was coming into town this weekend, we jumped at the opportunity to see them.
They would be coming over at an awkward hour; too late for lunch and too early for dinner. We decided that cocktail hour with a few tasty appetizers seemed like the best plan. One of the nibbles we made was bacon-wrapped shrimps with a passion fruit sauce. This was the first time we made anything like this and it was a great success. The tiny passion fruit seeds added a burst of flavour and tartness to the savory shrimp - it balanced it out perfectly.
It's certainly not an everyday indulgence, but on this snowy day we welcomed a bit of the tropics into our home.

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