A Cold Banna Shrimp and Noodle Dish is Perfect for Hot Weather

first_img Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes Editors’ Recommendations 10 Reasons Why Yuzu Should Be Your New Favorite Cocktail Ingredient Just because summer is almost over doesn’t mean that it still isn’t hot as hell outside. The thought of spending a long time in front of a heat-spewing cooking element is not yet appealing (though, we will heartily welcome it come December when it never seems the heat in our apartments actually works).Instead, we still want to spend time outside, drinking beer and generally enjoying life. With great beer comes great responsibility to eat, though, so if you’re planning on doing the whole day-drinking thing, it’s good to be prepared.That’s when we came across this shrimp and noodle dish served cold. While it does take some cooking, you’ll only be spending about 20 minutes prepping, which can easily be done before the heat of the day starts, leaving you plenty of time to do the above.This recipe comes to us from chef Simone Tong of Little Tong in New York City. The restaurant specializes in dishes with mixian noodles, a type of rice noodle that hails from the Yunnan province in China. The noodles are unique due to a fermentation process that happens during the production.(Note: 1 gram is equal to .03 oz, making 10 g equal to .35 oz, so you’ll just need to multiply from there.)Banna Shrimp RecipeLittle TongIngredients:Shrimp*1 cup banna sauce**2 tbsp green herb sauce***1 tsp pickled Serrano peppersRice noodles****Handful of fried shallotsMint leavesPinch of smoked saltMethod:To plate, place rice noodles in a bowl.Add in shrimp, 1 cup of banna sauce, 2 tablespoons of green herb sauce, a sprinkle of fried shallots, several mint leaves, a teaspoon of pickled Serrano peppers, and a pinch of smoked salt.Shrimp*Ingredients:65 g (around 2.3 oz) shrimp, deveined and peeledLemon zestLime zestMethod:Place in 5 percent salt brine for 5 minutes.Boil water and drop shrimp in for 1 minute until just cooked.Dress shrimp with lime and lemon zest.Banna Sauce**(Yields 20 portions)Ingredients:3 whole Spanish onions, diced large1 cup canola oil4000 g water500 g lemongrass430 g smoked tomato paste (smoked with alder wood chips)100 g crab paste100 g garlic oil (house made)70 g fresh ginger50 g garlic30 g fish sauce (Red Boat brand preferred)30 g salt20 g sugar5 g bonito flakeMethod:Warm oil in pan.Sauté all ingredients (except water) till fragrant.Add seasoning (salt and sugar),and keep stirring to prevent burning.After 10 minutes, add water, bring to boil, and reduce to simmer for another 10 minutes.Cool for 5 minutes then blend it in blender (like a Vitaprep). Strain through a fine mesh strainer or chinois. Serve cold.Green Herb Sauce***Ingredients:1 13 oz can of coconut milk8 g of mint leaves8 g of Thai basil8 g of cilantro4 g of salt3 g of sugarJuice of 1 lemonMethod:Bring coconut milk to boil.Add in all the herbs and simmer for 2 minutes.Add in salt and sugar.Blend in a blender (like a Vitaprep) with lemon juice.Chill and serve cold.Rice Noodles****Ingredients:1 package rice noodles (mixian noodles, ideally, and fresh if possible)Method: Boil water.Drop noodles into the water and stir for 10 seconds.Boil for 7 minutes.Strain and rinse with cold water. The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious How to Cook Rice Perfectly Every Time How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish last_img read more



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Farewell bashes for outgoing bank governor Mark Carney cost about 30000

OTTAWA — Saying goodbye to departing Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney last month cost Canadians about $30,000.Farewell bashes hosted by the Bank of Canada in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa — and attended by the wealthy elite of Bay Street, among others — offered guests canapes, fine wine, floral arrangements and a harpist.The heady round of farewells for Carney, who left his job May 31 for greener pastures at the Bank of England, began with a reception in Toronto.The posh May 2 event for 200 people was catered by Oliver and Bonacini for $9,300, including almost $500 for flowers. The evening at the Toronto Board of Trade ballroom drew key business people and investors, who heard a speech by Carney.Another reception in Montreal drew a similar group of 150 guests at the University Club of Montreal. Guests heard brief remarks from Carney, as well as from his newly appointed replacement, Stephen Poloz.The event cost $4,438.74.Finally, the bank held May 30 events at its downtown Ottawa headquarters on Wellington Street, a reception for 200 people and a later dinner in its dining room for 80 select guests, many of them key policy-makers. Poloz also attended.Final bills are not yet available, but the bank estimates the in-house Ottawa reception cost $7,600 and the dinner $6,900 — or about $86 a person.Bank staff also expensed $90.31 for a going-away gift for Carney, a set of bird sculptures fashioned from aluminum.The hospitality total comes to about $28,300, though travel costs for Carney and his staff would add several thousand dollars more.Details of the expenses were obtained by The Canadian Press through the Access to Information Act, as well as from bank officials.The expenditures come at a time when most government departments are coping with shrinking budgets and thousands of public-service layoffs.Bank spokesman Jeremy Harrison defended the events as an opportunity for Carney to thank Canada’s financial and policy-making communities, and to introduce them to Poloz, his successor.“Mr. Carney has worked tirelessly on behalf of Canadians over these past five years, and worked closely and frequently with financial market participants in Toronto and Montreal, and with fellow policy-makers in Ottawa on many important financial sector reforms in response to the (global financial) crisis,” Harrison said in an email.“These receptions provided an appropriate venue for the governor to officially bid farewell, to thank industry participants for their continued co-operation, and to allow the Toronto and Montreal financial communities the opportunity to thank him for his service to Canadians.”Harrison noted that when former bank governor David Dodge left his post in 2008, there were official receptions held in Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.But New Democrat MP Mathieu Ravignat said Carney’s farewell events were “excessive, particularly in a situation of economic restraint.”“A $30,000 bill is significant,” he said in an interview. “Something more modest would have been possible, particularly in tough economic times. It would have been a show of respect for the taxpayer.”NDP finance critic Peggy Nash attended one of the Carney events, Ravignat said, but she had no role in “organizing … the opulence of the event.”The governor of the Bank of Canada makes a salary of between $431,800 and $507,900. read more



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