Sunday, June 21, 2009

Recipes Week Ending 6/21

I'm going to start keeping track of recipes I cook w/ the garden veggies. These are self creations, often inspired by ideas from cookbooks or the internet. I don't put amounts since I never measure. I just go on appearance and taste. I'll also start taking pictures next week.

Two Bean Salad
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Fresh veggies used - butter beans, green beans, cherry tomatoes, onion

Cook onion and bacon
Boil butter beans for 20-25 minutes (until tender)
During last five minutes throw in kitchen sliced green beans
Quarter cherry tomatoes

For dressing, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, fresh cilantro

Pico de Gallo
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fresh veggies used - romas, cherry tomatoes, red onion, mexican lime, serrano pepper

Chop up tomatoes, pepper, onion, a few cloves of garlic, cilantro
Blend together using "stir" level
Add lime juice, salt

Layered Zucchini/Tomato Bake - My new Favorite Dish
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fresh veggies used - zucchini, romas

Cut zucchini and tomatoes in slices. Make tomatoes about 1 1/2 - 2 times as thick as the zucchini, since the tomatoes seem to cook faster.

Layer zucchini, drizzle with olive oil, add salt and pepper
Layer tomatoes
Repeat 
Sprinkle top w/ bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
Bake in oven at 350. I can't remember how long, I think around 30 minutes.


Cajun Chicken Tacos
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fresh veggies used - okra, romas, onion, jalapeno or serrano pepper, corn

Shred a rotisserie purchased chicken
Cook onion, okra, pepper, garlic for a few minutes
Add tomatoes (crushed consistency) and cajun spices (cayenne, paprika, chili powder)
Cook for a while until okra is soft
Add corn and chicken to warm through

Put mixture in tortillas, yum!

Succotash
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fresh veggies used - butter beans, corn, onion, cherry tomatoes, can also use zucchini or squash 

Running out of time - will do quick version

Cook veggies
Make white sauce
Mix and serve over rice, sprinkle with cherry tomato halves and cris bacon pieces



1 comment:

Michelle said...

Love the recipes!