We’re at the crisp of winter and I have some nice dishes to warm your souls.
- Beef, Broccoli, Carrot and Egg Noodle Sautee with Soy Sauce: as it sounds- filling and soothes my asian fusion need.
- Dill, Lemon & Garlic Salmon with Garlic Rice and Creamy Cucumber: So warm and flavourful. The dill pairs nicely with creamy cucumber and lemon to make a nice topping for the salmon.
- Homemade Breaded Chicken Burgers: this was one hell of a meal for dinner and for lunch the next day. This was my first time attempting my own tomato sauce, and I must say: I think I might have a hint of Italian in my blood. My sauce contains a generous amount of garlic and basil and takes about 3 hours to cook. I breaded the chicken breast and topped it with the tomato sauce and parmesan cheese along side a simple mixed greens salad.
- Olive Oil, Butter & Lemon Linguine with Fried Parmesan Zucchini Paired with Washington State Chardonnay: a nice option for a lighter pasta dish. The zucchini adds a punch of flavour to each bite of simple lemon, butter and oil infused pasta. The slight butteriness of the dish paired really nicely with the Charles & Charles (Washington State) Chardonnay.
- Parmesan Crusted Bass with Caramelized Onions and Green Beans: to be totally honest, the grocery store was out of Tilapia, which I normally would opt for. I’ve never actually cooked Bass before until this dish. It’s a little big thicker and even a little buttery compared to Tilapia. It was nicely filling and had that nice sweetness with the caramelized onions.
I can’t believe I don’t have a photo of the finished product after baking– oh wait, I’m not surprised because the second I can eat it, it’s gone. This chocolate lava cake is drool-worthy and should be made for anyone’s birthday. Top it with some vanilla ice cream and watch everyone at the table not speak until they’re done licking their bowls.