I’ve been looking for new ways to increase my vegetable intake so I tried out this frittata that made four portions, or enough for two days worth of breakfast for me and Nadia.
Eight eggs whipped with 1/2 c of part-skim ricotta, salt and pepper. Add that to sliced zucchini, scallions and parsley that has been sautéed in a light amount of oil or butter (or a little of both) until brown, about 15 min. Mix in a non-stick skillet and bake for 35 minutes at 350.
Chef Brian’s a good thinker-aheader.
He knew that I was ready to get back in the kitchen and thoughtfully put together an easy-to-make spread of one of my favorite foods: the noble sandwich.
Two of the meals are really quick to make and the finale to the menu isn’t bad either. Three cheers for an easy week in the kitchen. Here’s the menu:
Week 24, Meal 1: Prosciutto and goat cheese sandwich with fennel-apple slaw
Week 24, Meal 2: Roasted turkey with gruyere and cornichons
Week 24, Meal 3: Grilled vegetable panini with ricotta and roasted bell pepper puree
Each recipe makes two servings. Continue reading for the shopping list.
Continue reading Week 24: Sandwitches
Grilled shrimp is a favorite meal at my house — Wifey Nadia is most fond of my “summer picnic” with grilled shrimp and asparagus, plus lemon wedges and French bread — but for too long my go-to marinade for shrimp has always been a simple one: parsley, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Week 22, Meal 1: Marinated and grilled shrimp tossed in an Italian summer salsa over sliced heirloom tomatoes took me out of my parsley-and-garlic-smothered comfort zone and into some sideways seafood universe where the sauce is based in tomato.
Not my usual marinade, but one that proved to be a great departure from the same-ol’ scrimp(t). Continue reading Week 22, Meal 1: Italian summer salsa ‘n’ shrimp
Chef Brian told me I could use tilapia or halibut for his first fish dish, roasted Chilean sea bass with basil pesto in tomato broth with squash and cherry tomato, but I decided to splurge and go for the expensive stuff.
Nearly $20 later, I was the proud new owner of 10 oz. of Chilean sea bass from Santa Monica Seafood.
I questioned the steep purchase, which sucked up nearly 1/5 of my weekly grocery budget, all the way until I tasted the oily, decadent fish, bright broth and crisp veggies.
This, friends, is a winner — made better by the fact that I cooked this incredible meal at at home.
Go me. Well, Wifey Nadia helped a lot, so, go us. Continue reading Week 3, Meal 1: Roasted Chilean sea bass with basil pesto in tomato broth with squash and cherry tomato