Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mrs. T's marinade

Mrs. T's marinade
From: taxi78cab

taxi reports: "I grilled chicken with the marinade below, broccolini, and some bake-at-home rolls. It was goooooooood."

(Mrs. T was a teacher with a really complicated last name so everyone just called her Mrs. T. No relation to Mr. T. She gave Mom this recipe years ago, and it's been our favorite marinade ever since.)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp minced/powdered garlic
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried basil or oregano
dash pepper

Combine all ingredients. Allow chicken (or beef) to marinade for at least 4 hours or all day. Grill. Yum!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spring Pea and Spinach Salad

Spring Pea and Spinach Salad
From: gardentraveler

Not so much a recipe as a general idea. Made one serving for my lunch today. it was yummy. Here's what I used. Lots of possible substitutions.

For each serving:
Salad stuff:
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup loosely packed baby spinach chiffonade
1 tablespoon grated Monterey Jack Cheese
1 teaspoon chives, finely chopped
1 leaf fresh mint chiffonade

Dressing stuff:
2 teaspoons Miracle Whip (Yeah, I'm a heretic; deal with it! :p Use mayo if you must; you could probably add buttermilk, yogurt, etc.)
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
Dash Green Goddess dressing mix (Penzey's)
Dash Creamy Peppercorn dressing mix (Penzey's)
Dash Szechuan pepper mix (McCormick)

Crumbled bacon
Sliced almonds (sunflower seeds, toasted pine nuts, chow mein noodles, pick your crunchy item)

Zap peas and let cool. (I zapped mine the night before.) Toss with remaining salad ingredients. Combine dressing ingredients with salad. Top with garnish just before serving.

Did I mention: yum!?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Shrimp Scampi (Link)

Shrimp Scampi
Shared by FairyChatMom
From: about.com/southernfood

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cajun Krab Alfredo

Cajun Krab Alfredo
From: taxi78cab

I invented something yummy on Saturday in an attempt to clean out the fridge. I had fake krab that I needed to use up and some spinach, green onions, and cilantro. So I made Cajun krab alfredo. We have Penzey's Cajun seasoning so I put that on the fake krab and broiled it. Made a white sauce with lots of garlic and some parmesan. Tossed the chopped spinach in the boiling water with the pasta for a minute. Threw in the green onions and cilantro and a splash of cream just 'cause. Added that to the spinach, pasta, and the crab. And voila! It was quite tasty. KT approved when he came home last night.