Monday, August 2, 2010

Today's Special: Steak & Potato Kebabs, Grilled Portobello Sandwiches, Salmon Panzanella, & Curried Chicken w/ Mango Salsa

Steak & Potato Kebabs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce- New Recipe. These turned out really good. The meat was cooked perfectly and wasn't chewy. The potatoes were cooked through and the poblano peppers had a much better flavor than regular green bell peppers. I also really liked the cilantro sauce. It had a very fresh flavor and complimented the meat and veggies really well. Plus kebabs always look so pretty! I would definitely recommend this one.

Curried Chicken with Mango Salad- New Recipe. I thought this turned out pretty good. It was a very light, summery meal. I think I liked the mango salad more than Seth did. The chicken was probably the best part. The outside was nice and crunchy and had a good flavor. I was surprised the yogurt based sauce held up so well. I thought it would burn under the broiler. This was probably the least favorite meal of the week, but by no means bad.

Salmon Panzanella- New Recipe. I actually have no idea why I made this recipe. When I looked at it and saw the salad with bread chunks, cucumber and such, I didn't think it looked all that great. But somehow I made it anyway and I'm telling you, this was fantastic! It really blew me away how good it was! It was extremely easy to make and somehow the flavors all blended together really nicely and it just worked! Seth kept digging into the salad with the giant serving spoon and eating it while the salmon was cooking. Another bonus was that it used up some of the whole wheat rolls I'd bought for the portobello sandwiches earlier in the week. This one is definitely a keeper!

Balsamic Grilled Portobello Sandwiches with Goat Cheese and Roasted Peppers- Repeat. Wow wow wow. Even better than I remember. These may even knock out the Vegetarian Reubens with Russian Dressing as my favorite meat-free meal. So easy and so much flavor! The recipe says to let the mushrooms marinate for 1 hour, but both times I've done 30 minutes and they still turn out great. This is possibly my most favorite sandwich ever.


Budsly said...

I tried the portabello burgers. I did make a few changes. I used tomatoes instead of peppers and fresh mozzerella instead of goat cheese. SO, it was totally different tasting I'm sure, but still good.

I'll have to try the salmon recipe with that salad.

Karen said...

I bet the mozzarella with tomatoes would be good too.

Although I love goat cheese and those roasted red peppers are seriously awesome!

Steven said...
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Steven said...

I wish I could just eat off your blog. The food looks great; I'll have to try at least one of those recipes. Sorry, I messed up the previous comment. You'd think I would know how this works haha

Nathali said...

Hello, Sorry to intrude
I created a blog today and i found yours by accident
Your idea about posting your life on random fragments
its a bit of what i whant to do on mine blog. haha
this year i'll finish my gastronomy lessons.
loved the Curried Chicken with Mango Salad
all these colours turns it on a really beautifull meal.

i really liked the recipes, i will back to see more.