Remember a little while back when I was rhapsodizing about my new favorite tuna recipe, the tuna poke? I guess it was only a matter of time before it dawned on me – sushi lover that I am – that after tuna sushi, my next favorite sushi is salmon, and so if I love tuna poke it was a pretty safe bet that I was going to love salmon poke just as much. This bowl is packed with all kinds of healthy goodness and requires absolutely zero cooking! Ready to hear more about poke in general and this salmon poke bowl recipe in particular? Let’s make it!
This cheery looking dish of shrimp and pineapple kebabs with lime vinaigrette is not only fun and easy to make, it is the perfect summery first course. Or, if you are me and the Southern husband and have just eaten your way through the entire southern portion of Vermont, it makes a light and low-calorie supper. Plus there is the pure fun of eating anything on a skewer! Ready to take your shrimp to the tropics? Let’s make it!
I am currently in a love affair with my cast iron skillet, which is one of several reasons why this recipe for blackened chicken with pineapple salsa is in heavy rotation in my kitchen these days. First of all, I love the crispy, slightly charred taste of the chicken, which is flavored up with a mixture of sugar, spices and everything nice before it hits the piping hot skillet. And second, I love the heap of sweet pineapple salsa that you cover it with once it hits the place. Spicy, sweet and summery – this is definitely a winner, winner chicken dinner. Let’s make it!
If you dropped me on a desert island and told me I could have one and only one nibble type of thing for the rest of my life, I would pick BACON. But right after bacon, I would pick creamy, dreamy guacamole with its combo of silky avocado and tart lime juice and salt (which as far as I am concerned are the only things you need to make classic guac, thank you very much). But since I have staked my reputation of taking perfectly innocent classic recipes and messing with them, I decided to up the excitement in my kitchen, guacamole-wise, by adding in some pineapple and a little chopped red onion and you know what? You CAN teach old classic guacamole new tricks. Let’s make it!
This recipe for pineapple pork tacos came from my perverse love for all things summery and tropical in the middle of winter. (This also works in reverse, when I crave beef barley soup in the middle of July. At least I’m consistent!) Anyway, the good news is that unlike when I get a hankering for ripe local tomatoes in January, which is never going to happen, all the ingredients for pineapple pork tacos are just a trip to the supermarket away. And since this is made with pork tenderloin, which is the only cut of pork that I am reliably good friends with, it’s also quick. And scrumptious. Feel like some tropical supper tonight? Let’s make some!
This cool and easy pineapple shrimp gazpacho may just have ruined all other gazpachos for me, at least for the time being. One pineapple, one cucumber, some chopped shrimp, a few other things and about 10 minutes is all that stands between you and a sweet and spicy bowl of summer soup deliciousness. The first time I made this I couldn’t even wait for the chilling down in the fridge part…we proceeded right to the eating (and it’s pretty wonderful at room temperature too, I’m here to tell you!). The second time I exercised extreme patience and let it hang out in the fridge for a few hours first, and the only thing better than freshly made pineapple gazpacho is cold pineapple gazpacho. Let’s get to making it!