will have them eating off your plates.
SALADS & RUBS are what you need all summer long…
Here are two simple but super recipes to enjoy all year long but especially now. The spices keep and if you have extra dressing you can always label it and freeze it for later.
This blend of spices is considered to be the Swiss Army Knife of seasonings. Use it for all your summer grilling: steak, chicken, fish & veggies. I recently used it for ribs. It has a slightly exotic flavour.
In a medium bowl, stir together:
¼ cup brown sugar (be sure to break it up if hard)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp. each – ground ginger, black pepper, smoked paprika,
2 Tbsp. each kosher salt, ground coriander, ground cumin, garlic powder.
Store in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag for up to 6 months. Makes about 1 cup.
How much to use? It depends on how much you like but here are some general guidelines:
For 1 ½ lbs. steak , use 2 Tbsp; 1 lb. vegetables, use 1 Tbsp; chicken pieces, use ¼ cup; 1 lb. salmon fillets, use 3 Tbsp.
Grill your Romaine! Use Romaine hearts, halved lengthwise, on medium for about 4 minutes or until charred in spots, turning over halfway through. Oil the grill first or drizzle olive oil on the lettuce beforehand. Serve immediately, drizzled with this dressing which also doubles as a dip by the way. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds for something different instead of croutons. Serves six.
THE DRESSNG: in a blender or food processor puree 4 oz. feta cheese, 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1/3 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt, 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 clove garlic and a little salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer to medium bowl, stir in ¼ cup packed fresh dill, chopped.
*Actually I still love the traditional ways of making things but it doesn’t hurt to spice it up & do something unexpected.
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