I made this recipe up in my head at work today – but it involved tuna. The store didn’t have any, and I actually think the salmon I got instead may have worked even better. Pictured with Eggplant Orzo (recipe to follow).
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There are a couple things about this recipe that may give you pause. Scallops and watermelon? Cooked cucumber? But trust me, it all comes together, and is really refreshing. Pictured with some grilled veggies and tomato bread.
Recipe note: I used my cast iron skillet rather than a grill.
This is sort of a goofy recipe, but John kept talking about how good the rabe was last night (and this is when it had oven fries and BLTs for competition) so figured I’d post it.
I’ve actually never made stuffed cabbage before, and I’ve probably only eaten it once or twice. Maybe since we’re such a stuffed peppers-loving household. But between a head of cabbage from the CSA and half a head of another cabbage from the publisher’s garden, something cabbage-y had to be done. And I had a ton of leftover brown rice in the fridge. So there we go!
I used a mix of Wilbur sausage and ground meat substitute, which actually helped bring down the calorie count. This was ridiculously easy to make, and a good make-ahead dish – we’re baking it now to have for lunch/dinner later in the week.
This dish was kinda inspired by Triple Delight, one of my favorite Chinese-American takeout dishes. Except it’s only a double delight. And it’s bok choy instead of broccoli. Oh, whatever, take it as you will.
This recipe was on the random side, given what I had in the house. But the flavors came together well. If anything, I might eliminate the chickpeas, though it does bulk up the protein factor.
Yay for successful use of the charcoal grill by yours truly! Still not all that comfortable with it, but this chicken turned out terrific.
I’ve always wanted to try the spatchcocked approach for chicken because I tend to be really bad about cooking whole chickens evenly on the grill. This worked really well. Consult a source for how to do this flattening technique, as I’m sure they’ll explain it better than I could as a newbie.