Sunday, September 7, 2008

Views From My Kitchen

Mini sweet peppers ready to go under the broiler.

After broiling -- they charred more than they should have,, especially the very small red peppers. That will teach me to multitask while something is under a hot broiler.

I placed them in a bowl after roasting under the broiler

and covered them with a towel to let them sweat for a few minutes. Then I removed skin and slit them open to remove stem and seeds.

I whisked up a vinaigrette of red wine vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, chopped shallot, capers and chopped fresh basil.

The salad -- fresh mozzarella and the roasted mini sweet peppers topped with the caper-basil vinaigrette.

I had the beautiful lemons and tangerines so I squeezed juice from both, added some tequila, chipotle powder and Mexican oregano to marinate boneless skinless chicken breasts.

A very simple dinner starting with the salad and then French green beans steamed to crisp-tender, grilled marinated chicken and a shared baked potato.


Sarah said...


Erin said...

Auntie Diane, your blog makes me so hungry. I agree with Sarah, yum...