Ooey, gooey melted cheese tops this smothered chicken and quinoa skillet, based loosely on pollo fundido. We’re currently halfway through the Tabasco Challenge, and I hope everyone is enjoying these recipes as much as I am. I was determined to not end up with five recipes that more or less tasted the same; having […]
Jerk seasoning is one of my secret weapons for nights that I want big flavor but don’t feel like spending a ton of time in the kitchen. With it’s bold combination of allspice, scotch bonnet peppers, and cinnamon perk up just about anything! Rub it on some pork chops and throw them on the grill or use it as a marinade for smoked jerk chicken thighs – it’s basically my favorite flavor of summer.
For these jerk chicken tacos, I poach chicken thighs in a citrusy jerk marinade before topping them off with pepper jack cheese and a pineapple-avocado salsa. The sweet salsa and creamy cheese balances out the heat of the chicken for a sweet and spicy taco that we love!
Baked taquitos are one of my absolute favorite things to make – and eat! Roll just about anything into a tortilla (chicken and spinach? buffalo chicken?), add a little cheese, and bake it until it’s crisp and it’s pretty much guaranteed to be awesome.
These summer vegetable taquitos are my favorite version yet, and I’m so excited that I can finally share them with you! It’s perfect timing, too: summer product is at its peak right now, and these really take advantage of all those vegetables and highlight it in a new way.
Plus, if you’re up to your ears in zucchini, this will take two of them off your hards. That’s right – no need for zucchini bread this week!
(You can also adjust the filling based on whatever vegetables are in season. In the winter, try substituting mushroom and kale for the zucchini and spinach.)
I still remember the first time I ate fish tacos, way back when I lived in DC. I had seen them in an advertisement and decided that I absolutely had to have them for lunch. I walked about three-quarters of a mile (in heels!) to the place that had them and put in my order. After waiting for what felt like forever, I was presented with greasy fried fish in gummy tortillas. So disappointing. Totally not worth the achy feet (or the $10).
Thankfully, that was several years ago so I’ve had lots of time to perfect my own recipe. These tacos are nothing like those other ones. Instead of being heavy and greasy, they’re light and fresh. The fish is marinated in a mix of citrus juices and spices and then grilled. Stuff that into some grilled flour tortillas and top it with spicy pickled onions (one of my favorite condiments ever) and salsa verde for a simple, fresh meal that reminds me of the beach.
I’ve been really lazy about cooking lately. I just haven’t felt like putting together a weekly plan or going grocery shopping… and without a plan, any chance of me cooking goes right out the window. We were both getting kind of cranky about it, so a few weeks ago I promised Shawn that I would actually cook the next day. Of course, I had no inspiration. So I did what any 20-something (err… 30-something) would do – I turned to Pinterest. It’s such a great resource for keeping things organized! I had pinned these gorgeous lentil cauliflower burgers to my “to make” board at some point, and the second I saw them on there I knew what we were having for dinner.