It’s tomato season, so here I am with a bruschetta recipe. I know, groundbreaking. Every year around this time I make bruschetta with abandon. I simply can’t help myself. Sure, I put the garlicky tomato mixture on toast but I also put it on pasta, rice, directly into my mouth… It’s bordering on dependency at this point. But as much as I love the OG version, I have the attention span of a gnat when it comes to food. So naturally, I find myself putting all manner of less-than-traditional things in my bruschetta and today’s Spicy Shrimp Bruschetta is a prime example.
Okay, this recipe is barely a recipe. But we’re at that point in the summer when people are barely cooking. I mean, it’s been so humid here I rarely feel hungry. Do I lust over extremely cold sparkling water? Yes! But dinner just doesn’t have the same appeal. And if I’m feeling this as a food obsessive, I can only imagine how normal people are feeling. But even if you’re hot, you still gotta eat. And that’s where these Crab Cucumber Fresh Rolls come in. These rolls come together in moments, require only a few minutes by the stove, and involve an ice bath, which you are more than welcome to partake in if necessary. And the taste? Well, these rolls are spicy, refreshing, a little funky, and above all, delicious. So let’s get started.
Today’s Torn Herb Shrimp Salad is my current favorite salad. It may even stand the test of time and be my favorite salad full-stop. I’m not the biggest fan of salads, or at least I thought I wasn’t. This blog’s sheer number of salad recipes seems to tell a different story. I realize now that I don’t have a beef with salads. How could I? A salad is pretty much just a bunch of ingredients in a bowl. What I hate is boring green salads. You know the romaine affairs with two cherry tomatoes, and a half-heartedly diced cucumber? Yeah, I can’t get down with that. But a full-volume, bold salad with contrasting flavors and textures and just a hint of naughty? Oh boy! Steal a girl’s heart why don’t you? This salad is all that and a bag of chips.
There are few sandwiches as iconic as the club. And it’s not hard to see why. It’s essentially a BLT with the added bonus of shaved turkey or chicken. It comes in a double or even triple-decker and is generally accompanied by a jazzy toothpick. What’s not to love? Well, if you’re not so much about the meat, it’s not really the sandwich for you. Enter the Crispy Salmon Club – the pescatarian answer to the classic sandwich. This fully-loaded sandwich swaps the turkey for tender chunks of seared salmon and the bacon for crispy fried salmon skin. Piled high with juicy slices of tomato, butter wedges of avocado, and crisp lettuce leaves, this sandwich features all the charms of the original but with a seafaring bent.