Summer

Spicy Shrimp Salad

A very tasty and very easy recipe from The New York Times. Especially easy if you use peeled and deveined shrimp.

3 ounces lime juice (from about 3 limes)
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1 ½ tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons nam prik pao (Thai chile paste in oil -- we used our supermarket's sweet thai chili sauce)
2 finely chopped Thai bird chiles, or to taste
1 pound large shrimp
2 stalks lemongrass, outer layers removed and white parts finely sliced
1 large shallot, thinly sliced

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Fattoush Salad

The fattoush salad has always been one of my favorite salads. It is a lettuce-less salad and has bread in it -- what's not to like! But fattoush salads are the kind of dish where everyone's grandmother makes it differently. This recipe is the closest I've found to my ideal fattoush salad.

Ingredients

1 whole wheat pita bread
[roughly equal parts cucumber, tomato, red pepper + half-part onion]
1 large English cucumber OR 2 small Persian cucumbers, diced

Fattoush Salad
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Menu for the week of June 22 (Mexican)

Sat: Team BBQ: carne asada, pollo asado, flour tortillas, red onion, portobellos, poblanos, sour cream, queso fresco, black beans, rice, hatch peppers, salsa (J make hot sauce in AM)
Sun: fish tacos
Mon: Nachos (carne asada, cheese, pickled jalapenos, black bean leftovers; diced tomato, avocado)
Tue: Taco salad with chicken, avocado, queso fresco, fried tortillas
Wed: Breakfast tacos (eggs, chorizo, potatoes, cheese, fixins)
Thus: Steak fajitas (and leftover fish?) with corn on the cob
Fri: Fajitas again

Summer Squash and Basil Pasta

A tasty and easy (if somewhat time-consuming) Bon Appetit recipe. Bonus - our toddler loved it!

¼ cup olive oil
8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 pounds assorted summer squashes and zucchini, quartered lengthwise, sliced
Kosher salt
1 teaspoon Aleppo-style pepper, plus more for serving
8 ounces paccheri, fusili, or other non-noodle pasta
2 ounces Parmesan, grated (about ½ cup), plus more for serving
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ cup basil leaves, divided

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium.

Summer Squash Pasta
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Menu for the week of June 15

Menu for the week of June 8

Sat: Eggplant Parmesan
Sun: Chicken tenders and sweet potato tots
Mon: Lox and bagels
Tue: Caprese salad with baguette
Wed: Out to 7th Hill?
Thus: TJ’s Shahi Paneer + Naan (and one for Noah)
Fri: Last of the chicken tenders and tots?
Sat: TJs lasagna

Menu for the week of June 1: California with a Mexican accent

Sat: Grilling: whatever looks good
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fish-tacos [Make green gazpacho]
Mon:https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/green-gazpacho
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/savory-summer-salad
Wed: leftover Gazpacho
Thus: order in
Fri: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/southwest-salmon

Memorial Day week

Mon: burgers fries grill veg and onions
Tue: Shepherd salad night
Wed: pita pocket + kofta salad night
Thus: brick chicken with rice and https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/moroccan-carrot-salad
Fri: order in from Cava

Sunomono-ish Cucumbers

Although not strictly necessary, the smashing of the cucumbers in this Bon Appetit recipe does yield a nice texture and, as Bon Appetit says, creates nooks and crannies for the marinade.

1 pound Persian or English hothouse cucumbers
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more
3 scallions, sliced
4 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
Red chili flakes

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Menu for the week of Sept 22: Mexican

Sat: Taco salad with ground beef, corn, tomato, avocado, onion, pepper (use weird mayo and old salsa for salad dressing)
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fish-tacos make lots of extra fish (2lb total?)
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/chicken-enchiladas using leftover chicken and salsa with green salad
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/arepa (frijoles and cheese, ham and cheese, avocado) and https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/mango-and-cucumber-chow
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/huevos-rancheros (use frijoles)

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