30 April 2012

Orange Marmalade Dipping Sauce

This is from Elise at Simply Recipes, to go with her sesame fish sticks (which I thought were great but Claire thought she could do without). Whatever Claire, I still think it is cool that you can make your own fish sticks. Maybe we will try them again sometime without the sesame.

Anyway, the Orange sauce is amazing. To die for. It would also be amazing on chicken, or just rice...if you have some orange marmalade hanging around you have got to try it.

1/3 c. orange marmalade
1/3 c. rice vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. minced fresh ginger (can use 1/4 tsp. powdered)
pinch of salt

Place all ingredients in small saucepan. Bring to a boil; simmer uncovered for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool before serving.

29 April 2012

Spinach-Walnut Pesto Tortellini

This is really yummy. Thank you Rachael Ray.

It was also really easy. I just got out my food processor, chopped up 10 oz. spinach, then put a cup of walnuts in there and 2 garlic cloves, chopped them up, then switched out the chopper blade for the grater and grated some Parmesan (2/3 cup) right in there, then stirred in salt and pepper. So - didn't bother with the chicken broth, olive oil, nutmeg (although I'm sure that would be tasty) or edible flowers (come on).

I made the pesto the night before, then in the morning I cooked the tortellini, tossed it (along with a little pasta water) with the pesto and brought it to the church potluck in a 9x13. The dish was like licked clean. Winner.

21 April 2012

Savory Scallion Scones

This recipe is from Moosewood. The cookbook calls it "dependable." I totally concur.

2 c. flour (can use up to 1/2 c. whole wheat flour)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. oil
1 c. yogurt
1/2 c. minced scallions
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill
1/4 tsp. black pepper

1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. In separate bowl, combine oil, yogurt, scallions, dill and pepper. Blend yogurt mixture into flour mixture quickly and thoroughly to form a soft dough.

2. On floured board or countertop, pat dough into 3/4" thick circle and cut it into 8 wedges. Separate wedges and place on oiled baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees, until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm.

16 April 2012

Recipe Re-Do: Fish Tacos!

The weather is getting warmer...how exciting! So of course, I revamped Fish Tacos thanks to Jorge Cruise's magnifique sauce recipe. Check it out.