Seasonal recipes for the months of spring. Ingredients include asparagus, spinach, new greens, snow peas, radishes, rhubarb, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries. Fresh foods like salads and wraps. Pantry staples like beans and grains. [Photo: Pan-Seared Tilapia with Almond Browned Butter and Snow Peas]
These are *so* good! I also like to crumble some feta cheese onto the top right after baking but that is optional, although it is not necessary I like to boil the spinach in the microwave for about 5 minutes, this will mellow out the flavor, this can be done up to a day ahead, also you may pre-bake the caps up to a day ahead also :)
I am not finding many recipes using Morelos' rice from Mexico, so I have been testing and substituting it in recipes calling for standard long grain white rice. Fresh green chili was used in place of canned. From our local newspaper, source unknown.
A rustic and simple pasta dish that is light on calories and the budget but packed full of wonderful flavors. Quick and easy to prepare, this makes a complete meal with a warm slice of crusty bread and a chardonnay.
I can't decide if my favorite part of this dish is the sweet taste of the orange marmalade mixed with the Asian flavors of the soy and honey with a bite of juicy chicken or if it's a spoonful of rice that cooks so nicely under the chicken, capturing the savory juices, and crispy pieces along the sides of the pan. Which ever part you like best, this is a winner all around. It's just as good reheated too!
I came across this at Epicurious and fell in love, and its been elsewhere. Years of looking for the lemon pasta I remembered as a child, and finally found it. Tweaked it a little to my own taste, replacing parsley with fresh basil and using linguine. If you don't have tender asparagus, the europes best frozen ones are far better than woody fresh ones. Do NOT substitute lighter creams, it just does not work that well.
DH and I really enjoyed this different way of preparing salmon. From Keiko O Aoki's "Easy and Healthy Japanese Food for the American Kitchen." It should be noted that DH and I skinned the salmon filets and it turned out great, but I am posting the recipe as it appears in the book. Also, make sure to use low sodium soy sauce. Even with this, I found the dish to be a little salty and might skip the teaspoon of salt next time to see how it turns out.
These can do service a lot of ways. You can up the sugar to 2 tablespoons and serve it with butter and syrup for breakfast, or add ½ cup of diced ham and ½ cup of diced cheddar and it makes a great lunch.
My favorite way to have them is to add a few dashes of Tabasco, ½ teaspoon of Hungarian hot Paprika and use the waffle as a base for a big pile of spicy chili.
Sometimes it’s hard to find Yellow self-rising cornmeal, but the white works as well, it just looks kind of anemic...
The basic recipe is below, have fun playing with it.
The crunchy panko crumbs bring new life to this traditional New England favorite. I like baking the fish in the individual dishes, it keeps the fish moist and keeps the juices from drying up. After you make your way through the crunchy topping and flaky fish, you'll be surprised to find this delicious oniony, lemon goodness awaiting on the bottom which is absolutely incredible.
I hope you try this recipe, it really is Wicked Good!
This is an attempt at eating healthier, while still preserving good taste! These waffles cook up nice and fluffy, while the oat bran and whole wheat flour make them healthier. Serve with your favorite fruit or syrup.