Monday, August 17, 2009

Photo Worthy Dinner

When you look through our iPhoto library one thing is clear - we take a lot of photos of our food! So, I thought what better way to highlight Meatless Monday than with photos from last week's meal. There's not much to say ... except ... YUM!

grilling corn in the huskPhoto by Renato Ghio

Grilled local corn! Basically, I pulled out as much of the silks as I could along with a few pieces of the husk. I soaked the ears in water for about 10 minutes and then threw them on the grill for 15 minutes, turning every 5 minutes or so. Then, very carefully, pulled off the husk and placed the ears back on the grill, for just a couple of minutes, to char some of the kernels.

black bean tacos with grilled cornPhoto by Renato Ghio

For the rest of the meal: I sauteed some minced garlic cloves and jalapeno in olive oil, then threw in a couple cups of cooked black beans and a touch of their soaking liquid. Simmered it all down and placed it on warmed corn tortillas with a little cheese. For a special touch I also made a quick salsa verde: 6 small tomatillos, 1/4 of a yellow onion, 1 jalapeno, two pinches of cilantro and some fresh lemon and lime juice. The fresh veggies were all local.

What's on your Meatless Monday menu?

1 comment

  1. Beautiful, and I just could taste your descriptions!


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