This Friday I took Nick to the Mets/Giants game at Citi Field. Our pre-game meal was barbeque shrimp and creamy pasta salad.
First, let me say that I was underwhelmed with the pasta salad. It just wasn’t creamy enough – I think I may have gone a bit overboard with the vegetables, and a little underboard with the mayo, but it ended up tasting like your basic pasta salad. Which isn’t bad, necessarily, just didn’t blow my mind. Next time I’ll probably make grits or polenta fries to go with these shrimp, since they were scrumptious.
Creamy pasta salad with veggies
1 c. gluten free pasta
1 bell pepper, diced (I used half green and half red)
1/2 c. broccoli florets
1/4 c. diced red onion
1/4 c. mayo
1/4 c. balsamic dressing (I used Wishbone)
1/2 c. five cheese shredded blend
salt and pepper
Boil the pasta until al dente, adding the vegetables in when there is about 3 minutes left. Drain well and rinse under cold water. Mix in mayo, dressing, cheese, and seasoning. Chill until ready to serve.
A lot of shrimp
Barbeque sauce (we use Naturally Delicious, which is the first bbq sauce I’ve found that’s gluten free)
Put 1-2 T. oil in a saute pan, sprinkle in cajun seasoning. When the oil’s hot, put the shrimp in and cook 1-2 minutes. Flip them over and brush each one with barbeque sauce. Cook another 1-2 minutes.
After dinner we headed off to the game, where we sat in our seats for about 15 minutes before we went off in search of some snacks. I knew that they had Redbridge beer at their Big Apple brew station, but for food we settled on some fries from Box Frites. We went back and forth over the sauce to get the whole time we were in line, but settled on the chipotle ketchup. My choice was the ballpark mayo, which I wish we would have gotten.
After that we walked around the field level for awhile, when we came upon this shining mecca:
A whole gluten free stand! Now, all that they serve at this stand are gluten free hotdogs, hamburgers, and Kozy Shack. So, I wouldn’t want to eat anything here anyway (especially when there are Cracker Jacks, Carvel, and french fries that you can have). Either way, pretty neat.