I met a lot of great people while participating in the MLB FanCave experience. One of those folks was Baltimore Orioles fan Sam Dingman. He and his buddy Alan host the "Baltimorons" podcast and they recently invited me to join in to talk about food and baseball. I've been to Baltimore several times, and I've enjoyed a couple games at Camden Yards, which is truly one of the best stadiums in baseball. You can check out a couple posts from Joe Squared and Chicken Rico in Baltimore, if you'd like. That being said, Sam and Alan are actually in New York and record the podcast from there!
For the show, they asked me to prepare a dinner menu themed around the American League West, the new division of the Houston Astros. You can listen to the show and hear the description of all the dishes, and below I've typed up my menu. I seriously might have to make this one day!
American League West Dinner
Amuse Bouche: Houston Astros
Jose Altuve Mole Braised Pork Cheeks drizzled with a Minute Maid OJ Reduction on a Blue Corn Tortilla
Soup: Seattle Mariners
King Felix Crab and Justin Smoak'd Brie Soup
Seafood: Los Angeles Angels
Pan Seared Mike Trout over a Lemon and Herb Risotto accompanied by a Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Beignet dusted with Josh Hamilton Powdered Sugar
Meat: Texas Rangers
Asian Spiced Yu Darvish "Kobe" Bone-In Ribeye served along side Sesame Sauteed Baby Spinach and Pickled Vegetables
Dessert: Oakland A's
Yoenis Cespedes Cuban Spiced Panna Cotta topped with Coco Crispies and a Josh Reddick Molasses Sauce