Thursday, August 07, 2014
For a couple of dinners this week, I made two Eatingwell recipes. Turkey Kofta with Tahini Sauce ( www.eatingwell.com/recip
) and Curried Zucchini & Couscous ( www.eatingwell.com/recip
). I rounded out the meal with mixed greens dressed with a light vinaigrette. Two new recipes as part of shaking up my routine.
The Kofta are really tasty. My tahini sauce shown does not have the cilantro as the guy ate all of the original batch the first night that I made this, so I had to make more. I used red pepper flakes instead of the pepper that it calls for (thought that I had some, but didn't) and it turned out well, though maybe a bit spicy as I had a bit of a heavy hand. It was one of the first uses of my new cast iron grill pan though (condo living means that I don't have a grill to use) and I had some sticking as it is still developing a good season. I also just made patties instead of placing them on skewers. These patties I saved to photograph as they looked nice.
I also did not mince my onions, which may have been part of the problem. I'll throw them in the food processor next time.
The couscous salad is good too (that is a half serving - a whole is entirely too much for me and too much for one meal calorie wise). I would cook the zucchini a bit more than called for as I like it cooked soft more than crunchy and add double the curry powder since I like a nice, spicy taste. I didn't have any slivered almonds, but had some sliced ones that I toasted briefly in a dry pan. Honestly, don't feel that they added much.
Overall, tasty meal and a new one to incorporate into my recipe bank.