Archive for the ‘vegetable’ Category
I love the local markets in downtown Phoenix! Here’s a quick fix that’s especially good when there’s warmer weather (I know it’s February, but it’s been 75-80 degrees here).
What you’ll need:
- 3 tomatoes (I used orange from the fresh market – use what you have/want)
- 6-7 spears of asparagus, trimmed and cut into fourths
- olive oil
- lemon pepper
- garlic salt
- fresh lemon
- Bring water to boil in a small pot (just enough to cover the asparagus pieces)
- Add the asparagus pieces and cook just until fork tender (3-5 minutes) & drain
- Dice the tomatoes into medium size pieces
- Mix tomatoes, asparagus pieces and seasonings in a small bowl.
- Toss with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil & fresh squeezed lemon juice
I was a picky eater as a kid. Ask my mom – she has proof via home videos! I’m surprised I have the palate I do after surviving solely on macaroni and cheese and hotdogs for so many years.
Downtown Phoenix has a great outdoor market on Wednesdays that I often go to and last week there were fresh Brussels sprouts. I couldn’t remember if I had ever tried them before, but they looked too good to pass up.
I bought a bagful to take home, not sure really what to do with them. I asked around at work and looked online for suggestions. I decided to wing it only to discover I actually really like this little cabbage-like veggie.
Here’s how I cooked ’em:
- Cut the stems off and halve the sprouts.
- Remove any yellow/discolored leaves.
- Coarsely chop 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic.
- Heat a little bit of olive oil & butter in a small skillet/pan
(I used probably 1/2 tablespoon of each).
- Add the sprouts, cover and let steam/cook 10 minutes or until tender.
- Add salt and pepper & serve warm!