3 Apr 2008

Best Homemade Gourmet Recipes

By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Desiree_Difabio]Desiree Difabio

You want the Best Gourmet Recipe available on the web?

The term "gourmet" when applied to a recipe implies that it's the best of it's kind, the fanciest, and probably the most expensive. What about all of us who love good food, are hosting an event (like a book club meeting) and want to delight our guests with some gourmet recipes of our own? This is where a Homemade Gourmet Recipe comes in handy!

A Homemade Best Gourmet Recipe is tried and true by someone you know. Generally they are passed down through families or friends by word of mouth until someone, like me, decide to start writing them out! There are chefs who work for years to perfect their secret ingredients and then charge an arm and a leg for you to try them when instead, you could be making your own!

The best way to go about starting a collection of Homemade Gourmet Recipes is to go straight to your favorite sources. Have an Aunt who is known for her Cream Chip Beef Dip? Go Get It! Does your mom make the best Lasagna this side of the Mississippi? Ask Her For It! Once you start collecting these recipes (email is always a great way to do this) create a recipe file box and add each one. Try them out on your own. Modify if necessary. Tell your friends and soon you'll all be sharing and making the best gourmet recipes out there - in your own home!

I couldn't resist giving you one of our favorites:

John's Shrimp Di Oro
Appetizer for 4 people.


1 lb (16/20) Shrimp, peeled and de-veined but leave tail on

1 cup Olive Oil

1 cup Vegetable Oil

1 cup All Purpose Flour

3 lemons

1 sprig of Fresh Parsley

A pinch of salt

A pinch of pepper

Combine Olive Oil and Vegetable Oil in a 10 inch sauté pan. Heat over medium-hi heat for 15 minutes.

Cover each individual shrimp in flour. Be sure to shake off excess flour. Once oil is heated, place shrimp in oil turning occasionally until golden (1-3 minutes). Remove shrimp and place on paper towel to soak up remaining oil. While the shrimp is hot, dash with pepper and salt.

Place shrimp on platter. Cut Lemon in half and squeeze over all shrimp (do not drop the seeds!). Take 2 remaining lemons, quarter them and spread around the rim of the plate. Garnish plate with sprig of parsley in middle.


Interested in more [http://www.book-club-queen.com/book-club-food.html]homemade gourmet recipes? We have them!

Desiree, aka Queenie D, is an English teacher, mom, and lover of books!

Want more information on book clubs? Looking for a book to read? Want to share something you've read? Visit http://www.book-club-queen.com for a fantastic adventure in reading!

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