Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Roundup

Had a very busy week cooking, all clients were in town, had a full schedule!

New to me recipes included:
Asian Turkey Loaf
Red Wine Braised Lamb Chops
Asian Beef/Turkey/Rice Meatballs
Pork Tenderloin a l'Orange

Reworked dishes:
Eggplant/Feta/Sun-dried Tomatoes
Glazed Carrots w/Honey & Ginger
Lemon Couscous w/Summer Squash & Red Peppers
Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes
Spaghetti Squash w/Tomatoes & Herbs

The Asian Turkey Loaf is chock full of veggies, scallions, carrot, celery, shiitake mushrooms, ginger and garlic. Flavored with soy sauce, dry mustard and cilantro and bound with eggs and panko.
The glaze is ketchup, honey, soy sauce, ginger and dry mustard!
Excellent recipe, flavor packed to boost the fairly bland ground turkey!

Red Wine Braised Lamb Chops, tasty but probably not really worth the effort compared to seared chops with a great sauce.

Combining Beef & Turkey & Rice in meatballs really makes them a tasty lower fat version.  The meatballs combined scallions, ginger, water chestnuts and flavored with dry sherry, soy sauce, bound with eggs and rice.  The sauce was simple sauteed ginger, chili flakes & garlic in sesame oil, reduced with white wine, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, dash of splenda.  Very tasty results.

Will do a separate post for the Pork a l'Orange, as we just had it for dinner and it was awesome!

Most of the reworking was minor to accommodate dietary issues, so nothing earth shattering.

At home the highlights of the week were grilled & barbecued chicken breasts over tossed salad w/creamy peppercorn dressing and grilled french bread; beef tenderloin tips w/onions and peppers; arugula salad with blue cheese, toasted Marcona almonds, dried cranberries w/sherry vinaigrette; baby potato, green bean and pesto salad.  And tonight's dinner which will be the next post!

Here's a picture of the chicken over salad dish:

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