Lamb Stir-Fry with Pomegranate and Yogurt

Lamb Stir-Fry with Pomegranate and Yogurt

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Crunchy Pork-Kimchi Burgers

I'm hoping I don't get in the habit of deep frying, but if these pork-kimchi burgers are any indication of the potential for frying at home, I think I might at least put frying into the rotation.

I saw this recipe in Food and Wine and figured it would be a great way to use up the kimchi chilling in the back of my fridge. I followed the recipe exactly but substituted Greek yogurt for the know, to be healthy. Ha!

You basically just combine ground pork, kimchi, ginger, garlic and scallions and then make little patties. Cover them with panko and egg and fry them. Wow. And then serve them with greens.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Asparagus and Broccolini Salad: A Cure for the post-BBQ blahs

Whenever I think about cooking in the summer, I picture piles of fresh tomatoes from a garden, crisp corn and cilantro salads and grilled fish with a fruity salsa. In actuality, I spend most summer weekends eating tortilla chips, jarred bodega salsa, hot dogs and too much lukewarm Prosecco. When Monday rolls around, I feel this desperate urge to eat giant healthy salads.  

Recently I tried an Asparagus and Broccolini salad that managed to zap away my memories of cheap BBQ snacks. You can use broccoli and almonds instead of broccolini and pine nuts and skip the parmesan for a cheaper version or to use up what you have lying around.

Since there is no lettuce, it makes for good leftovers so you can feel smugly healthy on Tuesday too!