Tuesday, July 28, 2015

144.6...Cool Summer Sauces

My evening last night went a bit differently than planned. The kids wanted to see the movie Inside Out so I bought tickets for last night. I realized, ahead fortunately, that the particular theater at Cinepolis showing the movie was a 21+ theater. To my defense, why would a kid’s movie be 21+??? 

I had to go to the theater for my refund, so we stopped at Mia Francesca across the way for dinner. We were supposed to go to Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza but my kids outnumbered me so I lost. 

I did enjoy my Salmone all Fresca (roasted wild salmon with tomato, avocado, red onion, olive oil, basil, lemon over grilled asparagus):

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Breakfast today:

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I went to the gym for 45 minutes on the treadmill before heading to the La Jolla Community Center for a cooking class with Phillis Carey. Today’s class was “Cool Summer Sauces” and it was all about sauces that aren’t cooked added to things that are cooked. 

The first recipe was Fresh Heirloom Tomato Sauce with Grilled Shrimp, Kalamata Olives and Feta Cheese on Bow Tie Pasta:

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So fresh and delicious!! What a great dish to serve to a crowd or a potluck! Would be good with chicken too!

The second plate had a couple different recipes: Blackened Chicken Breasts with Cajun Tartar Sauce along with Creamy Garlic Grits with Fresh Herbs:

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Let me just say that the tartar sauce was OUTSTANDING. The next time I barbecue I’m making the chicken simply for the sauce. Don’t get me wrong, the chicken was great too and worked perfectly with the tartar sauce. 

As for the grits, they were really good! I don’t eat grits very often but this recipe may change that.

Next up was Asian Avocado, Watercress and Jicama Salsa on Honey-Soy Salmon Fillets:

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Great marinade on the salmon! The salsa was good too! Phillis mentioned that fresh raw corn could be used in place of the jicama….I would definitely try that too!

Dessert was Strawberries Balsamico with Mascarpone Cream:

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The perfect summer dessert. Amazing!

Now I’m at Starbucks waiting for camp pick-up. Before I leave you, I would like to show you something I bought recently:

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100 packets of Cholula. Yes. Now I will always have them in my bag in case of an emergency like a restaurant not having any! The fear of not having hot sauce is over! If you see me, you know I will have hot sauce on hand so you don’t have to be scared anymore either. ;)

What’s the weirdest thing you have in your bag right now?

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3 comments:

Maureen Ameduri said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love seeing what you have on cooking class days! Can you share the salmon with Asian salsa recipe? Looks and sounds AMAZING!

Melissa Gilbert said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Maureen Ameduri
Send me your email address! :)

Maureen Ameduri said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey thanks! Here it is. Moameduri@gmail.com

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