Thursday, September 20, 2007
Caribbean Carnival (for your mouth!)
Now, I don't normally get really excited about a particular meal that I am about to make. I really like cooking but it's been awhile since I have been, " I am SO excited to see how this comes out!"
Well, this would be one of those times. I found a recipe that looked really yummy and would challenge me in how I put flavors together and even in the things that I would opt to eat. This was SO good!! The balance of tangy, spicy, sweet, and everything... just melded together quite nicely! On top of it all, it's a pretty healthy meal option. I think that it may become a fast favorite in our home. It was a little random that I had some of the more obscure ingredients on hand. I think that is what drew me to the recipe in the first place. The original recipe called for it to be served with pearl barley prepared in a vegetable broth. However, I did not have that on hand and we really love couscous (so good they had to name it twice!) so that is what we served along side this yummy dish. I found the recipe in a book called "Eating for Life." It has been a source for many a meal over the last several years and I just opted to get it back out a couple of weeks ago. We really have enjoyed the recipes from this book.
Well, I haven't quite figured out how to add a .PDF link to the website yet. So, if you would like the recipe you will have to e-mail me for it or leave a message here requesting it (you'll need to leave your e-mail not in the message itself but you'll see a place for it) and then I will send it off to you!
Happy eating... and joyful cooking to you all! :) (I am a nerd...)