My Dadijaan (Grandmother) has to be one of the most special ladies on earth. Although she turned 78 today (August 11th 2012), her spirit and energy is that of someone half her age. Since I was home for the momentous event, my cousin Ameer Wahid (recent culinary graduate from Johnson and Wales), and I decided to cook a feast for the special lady plus some family and friends. This meal will forever be part of our memories as well as Dadi's for many years to come.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADIJAN,
WE LOVE YOU!!!
To the left of that are the grilled shrimp (a favorite of Dadijaan). Marinated with some cumin, lime zest, olive oil, sea salt, and fresh ground pepper theses tasty little bites were enjoyed by all.
Also from Wegman's are the gorgeous duck breasts to the right , seared to perfection, and resting crispy skin side up, before being assembled onto crostini baked with the extracted duck fat. Now if that doesn't stimulate your appetite, then I don't know what does!?