Winter

Fattoush Salad

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

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Menu for the week of Feb 24: Pan-Asian

Sat: sushi rice, fish, seaweed, avocado, cucumber; grainbowl/pickling/prep; marinate steak
Sun:(sunny, 65) https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spicy-tamarind-hanger-steak x2 (rain) w/ veg, white rice-- make https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/spicy-tofu-crumbles
Mon: frozen stuff w/ veg and maybe fried rice (carrots, peas, scallion, stir fry cans, egg)
Tue: Order in / maketto
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/bahn-mi -- steak, pickled stuff, cucumbers, fresh peppers, herbs, ficelli?
Thus: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/thai-beef-salad

Menu for the week of Return from Vacation: Italian! (Feb 13)

Wed: Barley Risotto https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/barley-risotto
Thus: (Valentine’s Day) Panzanella salad https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/panzanella-salad
Fri: Neapolitan pizza https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/neapolitan-pizza (prosciutto, red onion?, basil, arugula, fresh parmesan)
Sat: Union market early dinner date with Noah?
Sun: Lasagna (batch x3 + extra marinara sauce for freezing) with caesar salad (make extra dressing) https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/meat-lasagna

Menu for the week of January 26: Winter Med

Menu for the week of Jan 18: Getting ready for our trip to the DR (Caribbean)

Sat: Jerk shrimp with https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/jamaican-rice-and-peas and bok choi
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/trinidadian-macaroni-pie with green salad
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/trinidadian-brown-stewed-chicken with green veg (Ja recipe: https://jamaicans.com/jamaican-fricassee-chicken-recipe/ ? )
Tue: Caribbean salad (jerk shrimp, mango, cucumber, tomato, avocado, mango dressing?) a la https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/mango-and-cucumber-chow?
Wed: Leftover brown stewed chicken with rice and beans
Thus: Leftover macaroni pie with green salad

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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Broiled Salmon with Sesame Seeds and Scallions

Tasty and easy Bon Appetit recipe, tweaked only ever so slightly.

Serve with steamed white rice and a vegetable side such as sunomono-style cucumbers or stir-fried broccoli.

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

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Sesame Noodles with Crispy Tofu

This Bon Appetit recipe was good, but I've posted it here with a few tweaks we'd recommend for next time.

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Menu for the week of Jan 14: A really well-coordinated Asian menu

Sat:https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/broiled-salmon-with-scallions-and-sesame w/ https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/cucumbers-scallions-chili-oil
Sun (snow): https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spicy-tamarind-hanger-steak w/ https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/chinese-long-beans and white rice; fry tofu for spicy crumbles and sesame noodles
Mon (snow day): https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/sesame-noodles-with-crispy-tofu
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/thai-beef-salad
Wed: some trader joe’s frozen stuff w /https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/broccoli-soy-sauce

Menu for the week of post NY denouement (moar Mexican fiesta)

Sat: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/green-posole-with-cod-and-cila... with shrimp
Sun: ceviche and popcorn
Mon: Mexican salad -- greens, avocado, pepper, onion, shrimp, corn?
Tue: Pupusas with curtido
Wed: Turkey enchiladas with side salad
Thus: Weird corn cake cheese things from Sixties Safeway
Fri: Nachos or Order in

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