Stir fry is a staple in our house most weeks, but usually I stick to the generalize chicken-based one with frozen veggies and a bottled sauce over rice. This week I decided to mix it up a little and experiment with a curry-based salmon stir fry.
I've been working on getting more fish into our diet on a weekly basis, usually succeeding, but sometimes I just get bored with fish preparations. I had never thought of using salmon in a stir fry before, so thanks Jamie Oliver, your cookbook is a lifesaver.
This recipe was fantastic, next time I might add some more variety in the veggie department, since it really just relied on peas and bean sprouts. Any suggestions?
I really love the addition of the crushed peanuts and lime, it reminded me of pad thai without the hassle of making it myself or having to order out.
Check out the recipe!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The texture of this cake is part quick-bread, part pound cake. The sour cream keeps it moist and light and the glaze just adds that extra punch of citrus I love. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Lemon-Lime Loaf Cake
And now for an ode to lemons...
Cutting the lemon
leaves a little cathedral:
alcoves unguessed by the eye
that open acidulous glass
to the light; topazes
riding the droplets,
- An excerpt from "A Lemon" by Pablo Neruda
Oh how grandiose and delicious the lemon...ok, the entire poem goes a little nutty about this guy's love of lemons, but I get where he's coming from! I've made quite a few lemon-based recipes over the years, here are a few I'll share again:
Addicting Lemon Creme Cake
A Thanksgiving Lemon Mousse
Classic Lemon Bars
Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes
Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake
Lemony Baked Tilapia
Lemon Shrimp Salad with Couscous
You get the idea, and I have many more to share, but for the love of lemons, I'll leave it at that!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Asian Chicken Burger
Stuffed Turkey Burger
Ginger Teriyaki Sliders
21 Burger (AKA The Only Sandra Lee Recipe I've Ever Tried and LOVED)
I can now add another burger to the success roster and it's a veggie burger. I know, I was skeptical that it would be a win, since I've had some truly gross veggie burgers over the years. This one is a little different and relies on black beans for most of the burger. Also, I think this is the key to enjoying any veggie "burger", don't think of it as a burger and compare it to meat! It will never be meat and that's ok. Just enjoy your sandwich!
I served up these Black Bean Pepper Jack Burgers with one of my favorite sides: Tangy Tater Salad, a recipe I found due to my love of potato salad and my husband's hatred for anything mayo-based. Winner!
Check out the Black Bean "Burger" Recipe