Wednesday, March 19, 2008

All Together

This is not the prettiest thing Tamalehawk has ever created. It is in fact ridiculous looking. But it is in the running for the most delicious thing he's made recently, and certainly wins the prize for healthiest. The Strangeloaf stakes a special place in Tamalehawk's echoing heart chamber and will, with this record as his guide, be served again.

Strangeloaf: Rinse and drain a can of red kidney beans, dump them in a bowl, add some salt, and mash them to death with a fork. Step away from the bowl and start immediately regretting ever having decided to make dinner. Shred a zucchini, a carrot, and some garlic and toss it into a pan with some oil on medium heat. Add some salt, some thyme, and saute until lightly browned. Start to feel better about your decision because things are smelling pleasantly edible. Dump the veg in the beans. Add a pound of ground turkey to the party, along with coriander, paprika, breadcrumbs, and Worcestershire sauce. Start scouring your cabinets like a newly-crowned king mad with power. Mix the ingredients together with your wings, getting burned by the molten vegetables now searing your feathers together, regroup, take an odd comfort in the resulting texture, and push onward towards your destiny. Lightly oil some foil on a cookie sheet and shape your amorphous mass into a loaf. Put it in an oven that is around 400 degrees and cook it until it is cooked. Forego side dishes because it deserves the whole plate.


  1. sounds delicious. interesting - no egg mixed with the ground turkey to hold it all together?

  2. No egg needed. Tamalehawk was pleased to notice that the mashed beans work like a culinary cement, holding everything together on their long, hot journey.

  3. I don't know you, but I love consuming your blog. And I think you just created the most delicious of all dishes...a baby?
    Anyway,congrats, and keep it up Tamalehawk. You're awesome.

  4. Tamalehawk thanks you kindly, as does his ravenous, tiny-beaked new buddy!