I’m in a food rut.
Seriously, I have five dishes that work for me and we eat them every week.
It’s ugly and the family is starting to notice.
So, this morning I dusted off my e-mail folder that holds the billions of recipes from sites I subscribe to yet never, ever use. They all look so delicious, and not particularly complicated – which makes me feel even more guilty for not getting my Martha on.
I did once during a similar rut a while back and had such a fun afternoon procuring all of the incredible ingredients for the delectable dinner – feeling oh-so-gourmet.
I knew it would end up to be one of those moments impossible to recreate – mainly because I generally start thinking about a 6 p.m. dinner about 3:30.
So, I picked something easy tonight.
Thanks to my pal Sarah for the experiment that will be taking place in our kitchen this evening.
It’s all going to start by me running over to Portuguese Joes for a fresh salmon fillet (and sneaking a coffee from Java Junction).
Then, the magic sauce:
1 large clove of garlic
1 bunch of chopped cilantro (like one handful if you crunched it together)
1/2 small jar of julienne sundried tomatoes (in oil)…so maybe equal to 2.5 large tablespoons)
2-second pour of olive oil
squirt or two of lemon juice
Blend in Cuisinart or mix together (chop real fine if mixing by hand)
The consistency should be like a paste. Spread this on your salmon with a fork.
I’ll be throwing some asparagus and broccoli in the steamer to round it all out.
Let’s hope the family sees this as a food-related olive branch and forgives me for the last three weeks of taco salad, pork chops with veggies and rice pasta surprise.