Thursday, February 19, 2009
Sigh....No Pasta In Sight - until Tomorrow
I am still keeping to my bargain of no pasta this week - given I made my Honey pasta every night last week and sometimes for lunch too. It was the big Presto Pasta Night #100, after all, which was awesome! Huge thanks to everyone for all those tasty treats.
Admittedly, I'm only just starting to feel withdrawal...good thing Wiffy of Noob Cook is hosting tomorrow's roundup and I'll get something pasta this weekend. Don't forget to send her your entry - just email to ppn (at) noobcook (dot) com and cc me, please ...ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com.
In the meantime, last night my daughter made a very spicy tasty roasted salmon with mango mint salsa from Bonnie Stern's Essentials of Home Cooking - one of my favorite cookbooks. (I've shared many a great recipe from one of several of her books - just do a search within the blog) ..and I will be sharing this one very soon. It was delicious. Joanna served it with the cutest, skinniest asparagus ever and portobello mushroom caps stuffed with feta and mint all roasted along with the salmon.
Tonight we're having a phenomenal looking Hoisin Roasted Chicken from the latest Joan Nathan cookbook The New American Cooking . Joan's another of my favorite cookbook authors. The bird almost looks too good to eat - a gorgeous dark mahogany coat, the most mouth watering aroma all afternoon that had me hungering for it way before it was done!
I served it with broccoli spears roasted with some oyster sauce, olive oil and roasted sesame seeds...declicious and give a whole new meaning to "roast chicken".