Remember a few days ago when I said the next few weeks on this here website were going to be a mix of super easy recipes and super fancy recipes? Welcome to the fancy part…I give you these very dramatic, very scrumptious, very holiday-colored crab towers! And I know, they LOOK all complicated, but remember this is me you are talking to, and I don’t do complicated. So if you are looking for a show-stopper first course for your holiday table, look no further and let’s make them!
I never have been quite brave enough to try the traditional recipe for beer can chicken (the one where you position the chicken vertically on a beer can and grill it)…I’m not sure why, other than I have irrational visions of the chicken exploding off the grill and taking flight across my back yard. However, I do love to makes these beer chicken tacos, which I think just might be the next best thing.
The chicken starts out by marinating luxuriously in a concoction of your favorite beer and a few spices, and from there it’s a quick 15 or 20 minutes until you are sitting down to a plate full of warm and wonderful chicken tacos. No explosion worries anywhere…let’s make it!
We are currently in a salmon situation in our house, because every once in a while we get a little, oh, INDULGENT (more on that in a bit) and I have to get us back on a heathy eating track. And that always involves salmon, which is not only one of our favorite fishies, but is also a superfood (so are tea and blueberries by the way, two of my other faves!). And when you are doing a deep dive into healthy eating, anything that is a superfood sounds good to me. In this case, I kept a little of the naughtiness going by bathing my salmon in a mixture of bourbon and lime and other good things, but just enough to give it a little sass. Super good and good for you…let’s make it!
Is there anything more completely comfort food than supper out of a bowl? I DON’T THINK SO. And while I do love bowls full of soup and oatmeal and pastina with egg and cheese, my most recent supper in a bowl crush has been this sesame salmon rice bowl. Tender flaky roasted salmon, buttery avocado, sassy scallions and a lime and mustard dressing, all nestled in a bed of rice and served in your favorite bowl. Are you ready for some easy, healthy comfort food deliciousness? In a bowl? Let’s make it!
Any supper that has the words “steak” and taco” in it pretty much has me at hello, and this recipe for lime steak tacos is no exception. Because while I could cheerfully eat plain steak in plain tortillas and be a happy girl, when you marinate the steak in line and spices, and then grill it up and serve it warm corn tortillas with a lime avocado and cherry tomato salsa…well. That is otherwise known as heaven on a plate. And since we are sending our grill into overdrive as the days get shorter (sob!), this is one that we will definitely be tucking into a few times before the first leaves fall. Let’s make it!
Summertiiiiiiiiiiime, and the living is easy! Especially if you decide to make nachos for dinner. And especially if you swap out the jarred salsa and make these fresh corn nachos instead. Filling in for that jarred stuff is a quick and scrumptious conglomeration of fresh corn kernels, some chopped red onion, and a little lime juice. Add in some chopped avocado, a little melted cheddar, some dollops of sour cream and a sprinkling of chili powder and you have the fresh summertime version of everyone’s favorite nibble. Ready to summertime up your nachos? Let’s make it!