Saturday, June 18, 2011

busy week

This week has been very busy...we were away for a couple days, went to Hershey Park, went to a evening concert. So I'm not sure which recipes we'll get made and which ones we'll do next week...
  • Chilean Sea Bass with Pesto, Zucchini, and Carrots Our local fish store was out of sea bass so I had to get different fish. I couldn't resist the orange roughy topped with crab meat for myself. I figured Eric wanted to keep things plain for himself so I got tilapia for him. We're getting a ton of potatoes through our CSA so we had some for a side. For my dish, Eric grilled the zucchini we had left for my plate.
here's my plate...
here's Eric's...
he said his looked like a can of Alpo...
he wasn't a big fan of the poached fish in foil on the grill thing...
if Eric's going to grill, he wants to see the grill marks on his food:)
  • Creole Shrimp with Garlic and Lemon Quick and good! We still had CSA shelled peas and some spinach we needed to use so I sauted the spinach with some olive oil and same for the peas. Eric likes things on the spicy side so I added crushed red pepper flakes.

  • Pea and Bacon Risotto This hits the spot when you want something hearty. I love the crunch the sweet peas shoots provide and the bacon...well, yum! This time we used pancetta because we already had it.
  • Chicken Thighs with Garlickly Crumbs and Peas Eric made this one...we used chicken breasts instead of thighs. Eric was frustrated that the recipe didn't instruct him to use dry/wet/dry method for the chicken prep because when he went to cook the chicken the garlickly crumbs were coming off. We used the shelled peas from our CSA. For the other side, we sliced peppers and CSA radishes.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

june 13-17

  • Coconut-Lime Chicken & Snow Peas Since we got a bunch of snow peas in our CSA this week, we thought we try out this recipe. I would have liked a little more coconut flavor (next time I think I'd sprinkle dried coconut over top). The plan was to use radicchio instead of red cabbage, but I ate it all, oops! Since we needed some red, we used radishes from our CSA and strawberries. We had some extra oranges so we added those as well as black sesame seeds.
  • Grilled Scallops with Honeydew-Avocado Salsa Very tasty...I was alittle concerned that the scallops would be kind of blah only grilled with salt and pepper, but I was surprised how good they were "plain". When I was making the honeydew avocado salad, I thought it looked unappealing...two green "fruits" so I added a mango for color but it made the salsa even tastier!
  • Sugar Snap Peas & Shrimp Curry pretty good but probably needed a rice to soak up some of the was pretty runny. I had some collards from the farmer's market that I sauted with it and the sugar snap peas are from our CSA.
  • Enchiladas Suizas (Creamy Enchiladas with Chicken, Tomatoes, and Green Chile) This had a ton of flavor for just a few ingredients. The sauce consisted of tomatoes, jalapeno, and salt. The recipe called for 2 jalapenos. We did buy 2 in our shopping but used one in another dish. Eric said he couldn't taste the spice, but I could. So depending on how much spice you like, adjust how many jalapenos you put in. I took the easy way out and used canned tomatoes...definitely need a food processor for this one. Since Eric doesn't like onions (well, unless they're fried in rings), I chopped up the garlic scape from our CSA. Still had snow peas so I sauted some in a little olive oil/salt/pepper. Also, I used the chicken from the coconut lime chicken recipe that we didn't use in the salad.
  • Carne Asada with Black Beans