Sunday, June 28, 2015

Kama, Kama, Chameleon

Sundays come up so quickly which in turn means Monday is just hours away. *Sigh*

I think like 90% of my food projects this weekend involved flour. Obviously that meant it was all over the place but the husband did not comment on finding any afterwards so I say that's a win.

On Thursday night, the husband had two of his friends over to watch the NBA draft (thrilling, really) but it was an excuse to cook for a crowd. I made an Enchilada Casserole from Cooking Light

which was perfect for the boys. It was tortillas layered with enchilada sauce, grass-fed ground beef, and cheese. Man food if you will.  On the side, I served a Tequila Slaw on the side and added some mango to it. 

PS - using a bag of broccoli slaw is a huge help in this situation.

On Friday, we went to one of our favorite haunts in Quincy, the Kama Lounge. This restaurant is extremely underrated. I don't see it really appear anywhere in ads and it never seems busy. The front of the restaurant is a tapas lounge and the back of the restaurant is the Bistro Chi, an Asian restaurant. It is also owned by the Fuji group. They own a bunch of restaurants in Quincy and in Boston.

The cool thing about Kama is you can order off the tapas menus or the Asian menu so you have a lot of choices. They recently updated both their tapas and drink menu. 

I had a Massachusetts Mai Tai that had Bully Boy (made in Boston) rum, almond liquor, and cranberry syrup among other things. Tim had a Drunken Monkey, below.

I am ashamed to admit but we ordered crab rangoon. But it was seriously some of the best we have ever had. They were super crunchy and the inside crab and cream cheese was light and fluffy.

After that we dove into the tapas. This was a Grilled Cheese Caprese with Halloumi cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and mixed greens on crostini with a balsamic glaze.

Then, we had their BBQ Sweet Potato Fries which I HIGHLY recommend and I have had tried to re-create at home. This was on their original menu from when we first moved to Quincy 3 1/2 years ago. There is a BBQ spice rub on the fries which is amazinggg. In the past, there was a dip for the fries which was also great.

On the bottom is another one of our faves from Kama which is Smoked Gouda Fritters. They are crunchy on the outside with a creamy, smoked gouda cheese on the inside. On the top is an apricot honey and underneath is a spicy tomato sauce. It is a great mix of spicy, sweet, and salty all together. 

More to come from the weekend including the mysterious projects involving lots of flour. 

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