In the October 9-10th weekend edition of The Wall Street Journal, from the Slow Food Fast column, there appeared a recipe for Fried Eggplant with Sungold Tomatoes, Basil and Mozzarella. The recipe is from chef Joe Papach from The Harvey House in Madison, Wisconsin. This stunning restaurant is housed in the renovated Baggage Claim House at the Madison historic train depot and the restaurant features Midwest favorites, but with a twist by Chef Papach.
Recently the Wall Street Journal featured chef Frédéric Eliot from Maine in their “Slow Food Fast” column. Chef Eliot shared his recipe for Steam Mussels with Dry Vermouth, Almonds and Herbs. Besides the mussels you’ll need butter, garlic, almonds, fresh basil, fresh parsley, fresh chives, cayenne, kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, a neutral oil and dry vermouth.
Recently I was at my local Wegmans doing my weekly shopping. Although the humidity has dissipated, it is still rather warm. I swung by the seafood department and eyed possibilities for supper. I was in luck, they had fresh, never frozen shrimp from North Carolina for $14.99/lb. Now the question was, what recipe can I prepare that I haven’t made before? As I have been doing this blog for five years now, it’s very rare that I repeat a recipe. After five minutes of viewing my app for NYT Cooking, Epicurious and Lidia Bastianich’s website, I did find a recipe that was easy, used minimal ingredients and could be prepared in about 30 minutes, Lemony Shrimp over Zucchini from the website Lidia’s Italy. This recipe serves 6 to 8 people, however, I halved the ingredients for just my husband and I.
My share of this week’s CSA box was arugula, a beet, green squash, cucumbers for pickling and lettuce.
My lone beet was roasted to put into a salad later this week. I might prepare Marinated Beet Salad with Whipped Goat Cheese or a small portion of Beets with Dill, Lime and Yogurt as I have fresh dill.
For the arugula, Raw Corn, Arugula and Pecorino Salad with Grilled Chicken which I made back in July 2018. My ShopRite has Bell & Evans bone-in split breasts for $3.79/lb. and this would make for an easy supper.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.