Friday, April 4, 2014

jamie's fifteen minute meals - sizzling beef steak with hoisin shrimp & noodle bowls

Now we're talkin' surf and turf. Well, not really, but let's just say this is a way more interesting version of. Jamie's Sizzling Beef Steak with Hoisin Shrimp & Noodle Bowls is a crazy combination of everything but the kitchen sink.

Not everything even made it into this photo. There is wonderful seasoned noodles, carrots, lettuce, radishes, oyster mushrooms, sesame seeds, bean sprouts, crushed peanuts and sprouted cress. This is a fun and tasty dinner I'd just love to make again.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

jamie's fifteen minute meals - veggie chili with crunchy tortilla & avocado salad

I'm thinking this might just be our last chili dinner until the fall. The temperatures are still very cool, a warm veggie chili still feels good even though we are technically into spring. Jamie's veggie chili is a quick one but actually tastes like one that has been simmering for a long time. This chili is much better than my go-to veggie chili, however I did make a revision according to my taste in replacing chickpeas with pinto beans.

The side salad was a wonderful accompaniment. Kinda Caesar meets the southwest. The dressing is delicious using lime, cilantro and avocado. I really loved using seasoned corn tortillas for a much tastier version of a crouton.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

jamie's fifteen minute meals - pork marsala, porchini rice & spring greens

Now, who doesn't love a good veal marsala? I know its a personal favourite of mine, but I never considered using pork. Jamie's Pork Marsala with Porchini Rice & Spring Greens sounded awesome but unfortunately feel a little short.

The porcini rice didn't have very much flavour beyond regular white rice. But it was nice enough to carry the star of the show - the marsala cream sauce! I would definitely remake the sauce portion of this dinner again. But what really threw me off were the greens. Boiled greens aren't to my taste and I didn't expect either of the guys to enjoy them either. I understand the meat and rice could use a veggie side, but we can certainly do without this one.