Posts Tagged ‘garlic’

Satay Dip

June 28, 2010 by andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Asian, Condiment, Dip, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce

  If you like any kind of satay, you’re going to LOVE this dip!!! It’s easy to make and extremely versatile because it goes perfectly with a variety of foods: fresh veggies, summer rolls, or grilled shrimp, chicken and pork. When I first saw the list of ingredients, the 1/4 cup of ketchup threw me. But, hey, I trust […]

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Indonesian Grilled Swordfish

June 9, 2010 by andrea | 11 Comments | Filed in Asian, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes, Seafood

I cooked swordfish last night for the first time in ages. I was recently flipping through Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics cookbookwhen I came across her recipe for Indonesian Grilled Swordfish. I had heard good things about her Indonesian Chicken recipe so I decided to give the swordfish version a try. Boy, am […]

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Citrus & Herb Marinated Chicken Tacos

May 29, 2010 by andrea | 13 Comments | Filed in Chicken, Main Dish, Mexican, Recipes

  I made these flavorful chicken tacos the other night when we had friends over for dinner. They’re easy, delicious, and the chicken can be made ahead of time and reheated…always a bonus for entertaining! For the marinade, I substituted 1/2 of a canned chipotle pepper (chopped) and a little of it’s adobo sauce for the jalapeno, and […]

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Rosemary Lamb Chops with Grill Roasted Potatoes

May 18, 2010 by andrea | 10 Comments | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Lamb, Main Dish, Potatoes, Quick Cooking, Recipes

For Mother’s Day, I made my sweet Mom grilled lamb (one of her favorites). She was thrilled when I told her what we were having for dinner! This meal was incredibly easy and really, really good! For the grilled potatoes, I used large red potatoes, cut them in half, then parboiled them for about 10 minutes […]

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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

May 15, 2010 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Italian, Main Dish, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes

This pasta dish should be in every cook’s recipe arsenal! It’s super fast, delicious and can be made with basic ingredients that you keep on hand. As you read through the recipe, do not freak out about the anchovies because you can’t even taste them. Anchovies are that secret ingredient in many Italian dishes that […]

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Pan-roasted Chicken with Asparagus and Shiitakes

April 23, 2010 by andrea | 13 Comments | Filed in Chicken, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes

This beautiful spring dish is not only delicious but incredibly easy. I love how simple and unfussy it is: earthy mushrooms, crisp-tender asparagus, pan-seared chicken. Yumm! Serve with crusty bread for a fantastic yet quick meal! For more recipe ideas, check out: Tuesday at the Table, Tuesday Tastes, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Finer […]

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Basil-Lemon Pesto

April 20, 2010 by andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in Condiment, Dip, Recipes, Sauce

There’s nothing like freshly made pesto! This particular recipe fills your whole kitchen with the wonderful fragrance of basil, garlic, lemon and parsley…Yumm! The pesto only takes a few minutes to make and freezes well (always a bonus!). I’ve tried this pesto tossed with hot pasta and with grilled chicken…both are excellent! It would also be great in pasta […]

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Spicy Stir-fried Pork with Garlic and Chiles

March 18, 2010 by andrea | Comments Off on Spicy Stir-fried Pork with Garlic and Chiles | Filed in Asian, Main Dish, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes

I could eat stir-fries just about every day. It’s a great way to make a quick meal plus there’s a bazillion different ways to make them, which means you never get bored with the same ol’ thing. Here’s a recipe I found recently that features stir-fried strips of pork with thinly sliced sweet red pepper and spicy […]

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Kielbasa, Kale and Barley Soup

March 13, 2010 by andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in Comfort Food, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Turkey

I made this soup recently when I was hankering for a hot bowl of soup to chase away the winter blahs. It’s simple yet hearty and delicious. I loved the combination of turkey kielbasa and smoked paprika, both of which added rich and smoky flavors to the soup. I also added some chopped carrots and […]

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Chicken Tikka Masala

March 12, 2010 by andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in Chicken, Indian, Main Dish, Recipes

Since my folks are galavanting around London right now on holiday and enjoying the delicious Indian food that the city has to offer, I thought I’d make my own Indian food in honor of their trip. This recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala, noted as being Britain’s new national dish, is a great way to recreate this British favorite at home. Chunks of […]

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