Jun 4th, 2004
That salmon recipe looks good Katie, nice and spicy! Glad to see everyone here.
I'll probably be using this space to note down recipes that I came up with myself that I want to remember or things that I want to remind myself to try again with revisions. I tend to make a new recipe, think "ummm that was good" (hopefully) and then move on and never make it again. Variety is good but I would like to increase my repertoire of dishes I can cook for a weekday dinner without even thinking.
So last night I stopped at the Farmer's Market on my way home (and no Hetal I don't think I go food shopping every single day, but some weeks it feels like it) and got some spring green salad mix, new baby carrots, spring onions, green garlic (both spring onions and green garlic are the fresh young versions where the bulb hasn't fully developed yet and the taste is pretty mild), dried porcini mushrooms, strawberries, and cherries. Now that I'm thinking about it, the carrots, onions, garlic, and mushrooms seem like they're calling out for some sort of spring stew.
Anyway, for dinner I covered the bottom of a wide shallow pasta serving dish with the spring greens. Then I sauteed some red and yellow bell peppers with yellow crookneck squash and cooked up some tortellini and added those to the vegetables. I made a dressing with walnut oil, olive oil, a few garlic cloves, stone ground mustard, fresh thyme, red wine vinegar, and a squeeze of lemon. I tossed the tortellini and veggies with most of the dressing and then mixed in some toasted pine nuts. I added the rest of the dressing to the greens, mounded the tortellini salad on top, sprinkled with basil and paremesan and served. We also had strawberries and cherries. It was good, easy, and Jim liked it so I'm noting it here so I can remember to make it again. Might also be good with shrimp instead of the tortellini. I added kalamata olives and capers to mine - Jim hates those so I left them off the main plate.
Percent eaten by Jay: 00%. The tortellini were too scary for him. So he had strawberries & cherries for dinner.