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Foodie Tuesday--Saint Genevieve

28 February 2012


Its Foodie Tuesday and I have a great recipe and foodie review just for you.

Since I am now on my health kick that will be for a lifetime ;-). Anyhoo, since I am sentenced to healthy eating--trust that I am not lamenting missing certain foods but just eating less of it--I wanted to share with you all one of the recipes I conjured up this weekend because it sounded good in my head.


Saturday I decided to grill some mahi mahi and smother it in a coconut curry. I then laid it on a bed of almond infused basmati rice. Let me tell you it was delish.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Mahi Mahi:
1 filet of Mahi Mahi
2 Tbs of Coconut Curry Powder
1 Tbs of Curry Powder
1 Tbs of Black Pepper
1 Tbs of Green French Sea Salt
1 Tbs of Cumin 
1/3 cup of unsweetened almond milk

Rice:
1 cup of Basmati Rice
1 garlic clove diced
1/4 red onion chopped
1/3 cup of almonds cut into slivers
1 bouillon veggie cube
Salt to taste

Directions:  Pour all seasoning ingredients into a small bowl. Add almond milk and whisk until completely blended. Using a small pan drizzle olive oil into the pan and warm up. Place mahi mahi in the pan and cook on one side until white then flip over and cook on other side. Once the mahi mahi is cooked through. Pour in seasoned mixture and let it cook for five minutes or until it cooks through the mahi mahi. Let sit until rice is done.

Using a medium size pot, drizzle some olive oil into pot. Add chopped onions and garlic and cook until aromatic. Add bouillon cube and stir until brown. Add water until it begins to boil. Once it is boiling add rice and almond slivers. Turn heat down and let cook until water boils out. Turn off heat.  Scoop rice onto plate and lay the mahi mahi on top.

Voilá, a healthy yummy meal. :-)


Saint Genevieve Upper Kirby, Houston, TX



I was invited to this swanky little place last week by a good friend of mine and I am glad I went. The place was reminiscent of a 1920s bar like the Cotton Club and it was dimly lit. There were leather settees and high bars everywhere. 


The place was filled with the jet-set and power players of Houston. The crowd was ethnically diverse and well dressed. The music was house and the top 40 and there was a performance by a belly dancer.


They had great dishes such as Lavender and Goat Cheese Puffs, Spicy Spanish Meat Balls, Pan y Tomate con Jamon and Mumbai Chicken.




Being the rebel that I am. I decided to partake in the most stereotypical meal on the menu. Of course the only people that know about this stereotype are southern people because when I mentioned it to my friends from the north there were crickets singing in the background.


The Mumbai Chicken consisted of fried chicken strips laid on top of a bed of cubed watermelon and sprinkled with mozzarella cheese. A teriyaki sauce mixture was drizzled on top.

I must say the dish was delicious and although I should not have eaten it due to the breading--trust and believe I suffered later-- I am glad I did had the experience.

All in all I would definitely recommend this bar to Houstonians or anyone visiting. The ambience is spectacularly chic and the food is reasonably priced yet tastes like a five star restaurant.

Two Chic Shimmies for this Restaurant-Bar.