Shrimp rolls always have a spot on my summer eats bucket list. They’re snuggled right up there next to lobster with potato salad and a slice of strawberry shortcake. A shrimp roll with a side of potato chips is simply summer to me. And when I order a shrimp roll, only the classic will do. So that’s what I’m bringing you today. There is no twist, no unexpected ingredient, and no out-of-left-field technique. What we have here is simply a damn good set of shrimp rolls meticulously prepared. So without further ado, let’s break down these Shrimp Rolls with Garlic Chive Butter.
Yesterday was the last day of school here in Ontario. And in spite of not having children myself, I can’t help but be excited. That childhood programming is strong. I get depressed in September and happy in June. My schedule remains the same but the end of June always has an air of freedom to it. And I’d venture to say that I’m not the only one who feels that way. It seems like there are invites to backyard BBQs and Patio shindigs arriving almost daily. Everyone is ready to party. And if you’re looking to draw up invitations of your own, have I got the dish for you. Allow me to introduce you to these Eggplant Chips with Honey and Goat Cheese.
It’s time for another installment of my ongoing Overthinking Classics series. If you’re new here, Overthinking Classics is a video series where I dissect beloved dishes, overthink them from every angle, and rebuild them into my version of perfect. I say “my version of perfect” because what you look for in, say, a plate of pasta might be very different than what I look for. Today, I’m tackling the classic cheeseburger. A year-round favorite that really comes into its own in the summer. Pair this bad boy with a milkshake and a side of fries for the full nostalgic experience.
Today’s PB and Honey Donuts are a love letter to the first sandwich I ever learned how to make myself – peanut butter and honey. My mom was always keen on independence, so I started making my own school lunches fairly early on. But because my repertoire was limited, whenever I brown-bagged it to school chances were there was a PB and honey sandwich in that bag. And yes, I am old enough to remember a time when peanut butter was allowed in schools. You’d think after years of eating the same sandwich I’d be sick of it but I’m not. I still love the combo to this day, so much so that I saw fit to immortalize it in donut form. And the result was pretty spectacular if I do say so myself. So let’s dive in!