Category Archives: Meat & Fish

Grilled fish tacos

I feel like this was my summer of tacos. There were pulled pork tacos. tacos filled with bits of leftover steak. Veggie tacos. Yet this recipe was late to the party but well worth it. I can’t remember how I happened upon it.

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Ropa vieja 

Honestly, before a few months ago, I had never heard of flap steak. but it was cheap and that was a good enough reason for me to try it. I assumed I would have to stew it for ages, like most cheap cuts. However, flap steak has quickly risen to my top favorite steak because it is super versatile. It can both be cooked fast (in a pan or on the grill) or slow (in a stew).

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Expanding my horizons

I don’t have a photo of this recipe because so little of it made it past dinner time. The new house has meant that I have been trying to keep our grocery bill down more progressively than before.

And meats seemed like a good place to start. There are so many less expensive cuts of meat that I haven’t used or heard of before but so far have been very tasty. I have a freezer stocked with flap meat/sirloin tip, lamb neck, and now, veal breast.

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A bright spot

10471602_10205587910600686_7431867052160047430_oAmongst the many new additions to my cookbook collection is a book on salads. Despite the cold weather, I have been craving a bit of brightness. This dish does the trick.

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An Excellent Start to the Weekend

11078216_10204540933386910_7670197716594205915_oSometimes your weekend needs  little nudge into awesomeness. Just like sometimes I need a little nudge to publish something (sorry about that). This is an excellent nudge and I knew I couldn’t not share it with you. Sausage and gravy is one of my favorite things to order at old country diners. You know the kind, preferably with a cow painted on everything.

Apparently Bobby Flay’s wife loves it too. Lucky lady. Thus far, if I want biscuits and gravy, I have to make them. But maybe that will change. For now I remain the biscuit champion in our little world!

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Flavor-Explosion Chicken

It’s amazing the combinations you come up with when trying to clear out the fridge. This came from an excess of hummus, which isn’t a bad thing. But I was overwhelmed as to how it would all be used. And with no preservatives, I had no idea how long it would last. Luckily, neither of those concerns ever had the chance to become a problem.

My constant snacking eliminated a lot and this tasty recipe helped out too. I have come to love boneless  chicken thighs because they give you all the juice and flavor of a thigh but cook soooo much faster. More through recipes and posts to come soon!

Hummus Crusted Chicken
Adapted from Host the Toast

4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 c hummus
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce
juice of 1 lemon

Preheat oven to 450°F. Place chicken in a medium baking dish. In a bowl, mix together remaining ingredients. Spoon over chicken until completely coated. Bake 25-30 min or until chicken is cooked through.

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Adding a Little Spice

Moroccan Chicken with Olives

This recipe is the Best Stew with Olives winner according to Food52, and I certainly agree it is delicious. The next few weeks are going to bring about many changes: moving in with my fiance, moving to a new state, starting a new job, still trying to plan a wedding from another state.

Naturally, this has brought about a need for comfort food. I often to turn British food when I want comforting. Mashed potatoes and onion gravy. Crispy-skinned sausages. Toad in a hole. Chicken tikka masala.

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