Archives: Main Dish

Cedar-Planked Salmon with Honey-Lime Dressing

March 21, 2015 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Life in Oregon, Main Dish, Recipes, Seafood

I recently bought a beautiful fillet of sockeye salmon at the grocery store. Not knowing exactly what other ingredients I’d use with it, I knew that I’d at least be grilling it that evening. As soon as I got home I did a quick search through my grilling cookbooks and landed on this recipe for […]

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Turkey Poblano Chili

February 2, 2015 by andrea | Comments Off on Turkey Poblano Chili | Filed in Chili, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern, Turkey

Chili is one of those perfect dishes for casual entertaining because it can be made a day ahead of time and you can easily double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd. This recipe features ground turkey and poblano  peppers, a type of chili pepper used in Mexican and Southwestern cooking. Poblanos range in heat from mild to […]

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Sicilian Meatballs with Fresh Basil Marinara

October 25, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Sicilian Meatballs with Fresh Basil Marinara | Filed in Comfort Food, Italian, Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Recipes

  If you’ve never made homemade meatballs, it’s time to step up to the plate and give it a swing. Sure, you can buy a bag of them at the grocery store but there’s really no comparison between a good, homemade meatball and the spongey, frozen store-bought variety! These Sicilian Meatballs are flavored with fresh herbs, good parmesan cheese (worth […]

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Cobb Salad with Fresh Herbs

July 26, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Cobb Salad with Fresh Herbs | Filed in Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Salad, Summer, Vegetable

Who can resist a good Cobb salad? The combo of smoky bacon, perfectly ripe avocados, tomatoes and blue cheese mixed with salad greens is an American classic!. The updates in this version come from the use of grilled chicken, pine nuts, fresh herbs, and a tangy Lemon-Sherry Vinaigrette. The salad is hearty, flavorful and makes […]

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Cedar-Planked Salmon with Red Pepper & Caper Sauce

June 7, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes

Salmon — famous in the Pacific Northwest — is my favorite type of fish, and cooking it on a cedar plank is my favorite method of cooking it. The plank not only keeps the fish moist because it protects it from the direct heat of the grill, but it infuses the salmon with a wonderful smoky flavor. The […]

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Indonesian Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango-Peanut Salsa

June 3, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Asian, Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes

A simple spice rub and a fresh mango salsa turn ordinary grilled chicken thighs into a vibrant, super-flavorful meal. I loved the combination of sweet, ripe mango, the spicy heat of the jalepeno, and the pungent cilantro…delicious! If you don’t use coriander or turmeric on a regular basis, it’s best to buy only what you’ll need for […]

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Green Posole with Chicken

May 3, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Green Posole with Chicken | Filed in Chicken, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew

Posole (also spelled pozole; pronounced poh-SOH-lay) is a hearty, meaty Mexican soup or stew that includes hominy, although there are vegetarian versions out there, too. This recipe for Green Posole with Chicken is delicious, super easy to make and perfect for entertaining! The recipe calls for 1 cup of bottled green salsa but I used one 12-oz. jar of Trader Joe’s […]

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Grilled Fish Tacos

May 1, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes

I love fish tacos, and this version is easy to make and full of fresh flavors. This recipe features chile-marinated grilled fish served with fresh Pico de Gallo salsa and a super tasty Lime-Cilantro Sour Cream Sauce. You can make almost everything ahead so it’s perfect for entertaining…just grill the fish right before serving. The recipe […]

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Chicken Breasts with Red Thai Curry Peanut Sauce

March 28, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Chicken Breasts with Red Thai Curry Peanut Sauce | Filed in Asian, Chicken, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes

You can never have too many chicken recipes! This delicious Thai-inspired dish is easy to make and perfect for a weeknight meal. The super flavorful peanut sauce is the star of the show here. If you like Thai food then you’ll love this recipe! Don’t feel like pounding the chicken breasts? I ‘spose you could use chicken cutlets […]

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Chicken Potpie Pasta

January 21, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Chicken Potpie Pasta | Filed in Chicken, Christmas, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Thanksgiving

  This recipe for Chicken Potpie Pasta is an easy-to-fix twist on the classic comfort food dish. You get all the chicken potpie flavors without the fuss of making pie crust…perfect for a weeknight meal! I added a little white wine and some freshly chopped parsley to the sauce, and substituted a cup or so […]

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