Sunday, July 13, 2014

Corn salad

I cut the corn off the cob- lengthwise so kernels don't fly everywhere.

Then I made a corn salad and served it over lettuce- corn salad over salad.

1 corn
10 cherry tomatoes
Onion, diced
Balsamic vinegar
Apple cider vinegar
Olive oil
Diced basil

Corn and black bean salad

This was super good, and served with chicken over top.

1 can black beans
2 Diced tomatoes
1 diced pepper
1 cup corn
3 diced green onions
1/2 cup feta, diced
Diced basil

Add all salad to a bowl.

In a jar, combine and shake:

Salt and pepper
1/4 c Lime juice
1 T Garlic
1 t Dijon mustard
1 cup Olive oil

Bbq chicken pizza

I made a tasty pizza using leftover bbq chicken.

Pizza crust, baked
1/2 cup bbq sauce
2 pieces bbq chicken
Diced red onion
Colby jack cheese

Layer on sauce then remaining ingredients.

I only made half bbq, as I only had one piece of chicken, but it was the better half.

Summer squash

So good, so simple.

Diced squash
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Shrimp scampi over pasta

This isn't what I made, but I can't find it now.  So, if this is good enough for Ina, it's good enough for me:

Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon kosher salt plus 1 1/2 teaspoons
3/4 pound linguine
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 1/2 tablespoons good olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
1 pound large shrimp (about 16 shrimp), peeled and deveined
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2 lemon, zest grated
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds
1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

Drizzle some oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add 1 tablespoon of salt and thelinguine, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or according to the directions on the package.

Meanwhile, in another large (12-inch), heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Be careful, the garlic burns easily! Add the shrimp, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and the pepper and saute until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat, add the parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon slices, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.

When the pasta is done, drain the cooked linguine and then put it back in the pot. Immediately add the shrimp and sauce, toss well, and serve.

Bbq chicken

I made an awesome rub that I've had from Whole Foods before-

1 1/2 tablespoon sweet paprika 
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic 
3/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt 
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Rub over chicken. (Next time I'll use less rub for this little amount of chicken.)

Grill on all sides.

Then cover with bbq sauce.