It’s been a while since I’ve actually cooked anything substantial. Sure I’ve grilled up some chicken and drenched it in buffalo sauce, stuffed it in tortillas with veggies and called it tacos for dinner. I’ve made burgers (actually I showed Adam how to) and salads. I’ve utilized leftovers from numerous nights out (is it just me, or do you also eat out more in the summer months?). And then there was of course the DC vacation. In short, I missed some real cooking. And yesterday’s trip to the farmers market during lunch, gave me just the kick in the butt I needed to get back into the kitchen and whip up something good!
This corn was picked that morning!! Look at these juicy kernels!!
Dinner is served!
We ate out on the patio. I love summer nights!!!
On the menu (see links to recipes):
- Grilled Pacific ocean perch (it’s nice and firm and grilled up beautifully just in a few minutes)
- Fresh pesto from the Sweet Basil cookbook(aka the best pesto in the world!!)
- Arugula and zucchini carpaccio salad
- Grilled corn with bacon butter and cotija cheese
This salad was spectacular! I loved the spicy arugula paired with the lemon drizzled zucchini disks and shaved Asiago! Going on my favorite recipes list
We had a hard time making the bacon bits stick to the corn (I think I didn’t use enough butter to that much bacon and didn’t cut it up finely enough) and then the cheese didn’t really want to stay on the corn because it wasn’t wet enough… but we made it work. One delicious smoky, cheesy, corn-y (lol) bite at a time. [Edited to add: Jessica let me know that if you chop the bacon into teeny tiny pieces, it works great... so go ahead, make it! ]
Fresh, tangy, cheesy, buttery… so many textures and flavors. This was the perfect summer feast!
My kitchen is full of dirty dishes, which is a sure sign I’m finally back to what I love