Sunday, April 11, 2010

April 11th, 2010

Pineapple Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
Spicy Noodles with Snow Peas
Grilled Chicken and Pineapple
Chocolate Chip Cookies

This salad is so beautiful and delicious. I did not measure my ingredients, but I'll do my best to guesstimate. This really complimented the marinade for the chicken.

Pineapple Salad with Lime Vineaigrette
Spring Salad Mix
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
2 cups diced fresh pineapple
6 green onions, sliced
juice from 1 lime
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/8 cup sugar*
generous pinch kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

In the bottom of your salad bowl whisk together lime juice, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Whisk in green onion. If making ahead you can refrigerate this. Toss lettuce, peppers and pineapple in dressing right before serving. Add any pineapple juice that has accumulated.

*If your pineapple is very ripe and sweet you will need less sugar. Mine was a little tart.

The marinade for the chicken was the juice of 3 limes, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 4 smashed garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 5 sprigs fresh cilantro and all the pineapple scraps.

The sauce I made for the noodle dish was 2 tablespoons of butter melted in the pot with 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 minced clove garlic and 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes. Just toss with angel hair pasta and steamed snow peas.

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