I have been in a rut. As lovely a connotation as the word "rut" has, it is not a nice place to be. The rut I have been in pertains to my cooking (or lack there-of). This rut (okay I am done using this word now) is why I have started this blog "theme". I am pledging to try new recipes in an attempt to mix it up and better serve my family. Whenever I write a "What food these morsels be" post it means I tried a new recipe whether it be a main course, side dish, dessert or appetizer. The only stipulations I am putting on myself is that it be new and it be served at something where my family or at least Peter is present.
Last night I made this DELICIOUS Grilled Chicken with a Fruit Salsa. I got the recipe from Cooking Light. Honestly, this was one of the most flavorful meals I have ever made. It will definitely be a summer favorite for us. So, without further a-do here is the first installment of such posts.
1/2 cup lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
1/2 cup low sodium soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon ginger
1 Tablespoon lemon pepper (I did not have any of this so I improvised and used crushed pepper and some orange peel.)2 garlic cloves, minced
6 (60z) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 1/2 cups cubed pineapple
3/4 cup peeled, cubed kiwifruit (about 3 Kiwis)
3/4 cup chopped orange sections
1/2 cup peeled, chopped mango
1/2 cup red onion
2 Tablespoons cilantro
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon crushed black pepper
1 small jalapeno, seeded and chopped
Combine all the ingredients for the marinade. Marinate chicken in large ziplock bag in refrigerator 1 hour, turning once.
Prepare and combine all ingredients for salsa. Toss.
Grill chicken. Top with salsa and enjoy!
I have another recipe for fruit salsa which I serve with Cinnamon tortilla chips, but this one complimented the chicken perfectly. My only alterations for next time are that I would make it with a bit less pineapple and maybe a bit more jalapeno. We like food with a bit of a kick. All in all this recipe was refreshing, delicious and pretty simple. It was especially great when enjoyed on my parent's deck. Oh, and I appoligize for the photo. I am not good at taking pictures of food and my only camera is a 6 year old Point and Shoot. Hopefully you get the idea.