The holidays are here and the Internet is a buzz with turkeys, prime ribs, and sides of salmon. Grand large format proteins dressed to the nines and fit for a queen. But while I love a good slice of glistening ham, I am truly here for the sides. I’m the type of person who needs to be talked out of a third helping of potato salad at a summer BBQ, reminded of a turkey leg’s existence at Thanksgiving, and yes, at Christmas I have been known to focus a little too intently on mashed potatoes. So it makes perfect sense that I would kick off my holiday content with a side dish. And what a side dish it is! These Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Tonnato sauce are poised to steal the whole damn show.
The holidays are here and we have a lot of feasting ahead of us. And while I love cheeseboards, nog, and roast beast as much as the next person, I must admit I find it a little daunting. It’s no surprise I enjoy food quite a lot and rich food at that. But I do like a bit of balance. You can OD on decadence. That’s why, between bites of brie, I like to create moments of lightness. And today’s Green Cod Rice Skillet is one of those moments. Bonus – it’s also a tidy one-pot 30-minute meal, which is a very welcome change from the endless banquets this season demands of us. So without further ado, let’s put this dish together.
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.