I recently entered some of my work in a local food photography contest. In fact, the submission deadline was yesterday! I wanted to enter some photos that I could take outside with our beautiful green grass and trees in the background. When I was shopping around the grocery store for some inspiration, I saw a bunch of rainbow chard that was so beautiful it made me weak and I said to it, “You BELONG on camera”.
This recipe is pretty simple and easy to make, but it looks and tastes pretty damn sophisticated! Sauteed chard with ginger + garlic, toasted walnuts, some fresh grated parmesan cheese. Boom. Just add a (big) glass of wine and you’re good to go.
I am not kidding when I say that I had an extended text conversation the other day solely about butternut squash and how it is the best thing in the whole world. I can’t really explain how amazing I feel when I eat it… the sweet and nutty taste of the squash combined with the buttery olive oil and kosher salt makes for something that tastes better than candy.
For this dish, I roasted some butternut squash cubes and made a homemade sauce from caramelized onions, dinosaur kale, dry white wine and heavy cream. Topped off with some freshly shaved Parmesan cheese and toasted walnuts and you’ll have paralysis in a bowl. The good kind of paralysis, of course.
Lately I’ve been trying to come up with some good meal ideas that you can make entirely in one skillet while also using minimal dishes and utensils to prepare the ingredients. This saves a lot of time, energy and is good for the environment because you’re not wasting a ton of water on washing dishes!
Recipes like this also help work toward one of the goals that I set out to accomplish with this site which is to show that cooking good food doesn’t need to be hard. You can start out with something so simple like this and just look at how beautful it still turns out! I didn’t even use a plate when I made this. I literally ate it straight out of the skillet and it was unreal.
Tomorrow the nation will attend parties, celebrate rivalries, join with friends and family and enjoy lots of food in honor of the culminating event of the most amazing sport in the world. The Superbowl is a time that food (and antacid sales) go through the roof, so what are you going to make?
This is a great party idea that is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside… it might just help people realize just how tasty zucchini can be.