Two (Quick) Little Gems

Do you ever have one of those days where you are so tired you literally are mouthbreathing on your drive home? That was me on Wednesday and I didn’t think I could muster up enough energy to sit on the couch upright, let alone cook dinner. So you could imagine my sheer happiness dear readers when I saw I had chosen two quickie recipes to test and boy do I mean quick(ie).

Grilled Black Cod with Fried Garlic and Chiles from Bon Appetit and Basil Vinaigrette from Food & Wine that topped beautiful and juicy heirloom tomatoes was so easy to make. First up the Grilled Black Cod with Fried Garlic. I broiled the cod until cooked through which took maybe 8 – 10 minutes in my oven, and the fried garlic took about two minutes plus chopping time for the fresh parsley. Yummy is all I have to say about this dish. The fish was moist and tasty and the fried garlic, red pepper and oil accented it perfectly.

Next the Basil Vinaigrette recipe that took five minutes to make, plus a few minutes to slice up all of the beautiful tomatoes. When I tasted the vinaigrette on it’s own I thought it was good, you know just good, but when I drizzled over the heirlooms…KAPOW! It was amazing.

These two may not seem like a likely pairing but I really enjoyed them together, plus it took about 20 minutes to put it all together.


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