This rosemary chicken soup is one of my best comfort food recipes. It’s a warm and wonderful conglomeration of tender chicken and vegetables simmered up with the nutty taste of barley, and infused with one of my favorite herbs, aromatic rosemary. It’s perfection on a chilly winter day, when you are snuggled under your favorite blanket on the sofa, holding a warm mug of soup in your hands with a fire crackling in the fireplace and your favorite movie about to begin. It’s chicken soup wonderfulness at its most wonderful. Let’s make it!
Let me start by saying that yes, I realize that this recipe for seared steak tartare is breaking all kinds of steak tartare rules. The main one being that steak tartare is supposed to be, well, raw. And I am definitely one of those people who loves a good traditional steak tartare in all of its uncooked glory. So let me go on record as saying that.
However, there are also folks out there who aren’t quite into the whole totally raw meat thing…and I understand that, but I also can’t bear for you to live without the glory that is steak tartare. So for you I present a seared steak tartare…still super rare on the inside, but with a quick char on the outside, and cooked with garlic and rosemary and drizzled with olive oil and capers and oh my my. Let’s make it!
This sweet tea chicken was pretty much meant to be, given that I live with the Southern husband and all. Fried green tomatoes, creamy grits of all kinds and fried okra are just a few of the delicacies that came into my life when I married him, and of course along with those came the elixir of the South known as sweet tea. Iced tea anywhere south of the Mason Dixon line means sweet tea…perfectly brewed tea laced with sugar and often with a generous squeeze of lemon. And one day I thought what a perfect marinade that would make for summery grilled chicken, especially if the tea was laced with some pepper and rosemary to keep things interesting. Sure enough, it made for a tender, slightly sweet, slightly spicy plate of chicken deliciousness. Let’s make it!
There is nothing easier to make and better for you than a nice piece of roasted salmon. Seriously, it’s 15 minutes from fridge to table, and salmon is a power food (and the best kind to buy is wild Alaskan salmon, if you can find it). But as wonderful as it is, plain roasted salmon can be, well, plain. Which is where this recipe for salmon with rosemary balsamic sauce comes in. While your delicious, nutritious salmon is roasting away, you can be whipping up this incredibly flavorful sauce that will make your kitchen smell all kinds of wonderful and your salmon taste all kinds of good. Ready to jazz up your salmon supper? Let’s make it!
I’m constantly on the lookout for ways to make good old reliable chicken a little less, well, ordinary. We have chicken so often that it’s easy to take it for granted. Yup, chicken for dinner again. Yaaaaaawn. But I am here to tell you that with just a little bit of help, chicken can be elegant and interesting and oooh-la-la. In this case, help has arrived in the form of some fresh rosemary, a little bit of butter and just a few other things. Chicken, get ready for your Extreme Makeover!
This recipe for rosemary lemon grilled chicken came about during our recent stretch of the Whole 30 (and an update on that later in the post) but I am here to tell you that even if I had been able to add cheese and flour and all those other things I didn’t eat for 30 days, I would still be head over heels for this chicken. It marinates overnight in a bath of olive oil and rosemary and lots and lots of lemon, and something about leaving it that marinade for that long transforms it in the tenderest chicken you would ever want to meet. With loads of lemon and rosemary flavor. I’ve now made it twice since we have been off the Whole 30, and I have a feeling I will be making it another 30 times after that. It’s THAT good!