Showing posts with label chef jeff pirtle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chef jeff pirtle. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Honey-Sesame Salmon



i've been really in to broiling fish lately. i don't know, it is just easier than the grill, maybe? anyway,  this doesn't look nearly as good as it tasted. it's a recipe from the dinnerRevolution cookbook, that I blogged about last week. if you like salmon it's just another way to prepare it. and it really was a quick and easy meal with few ingredients. in fact, 30 minutes prior, i was kind of freaking out about what to cook for dinner and suddenly i remembered i had all the ingredients on hand, thanks to my new asian friend. bonus: the kids liked it, too!

honey-sesame salmon

salt and pepper
1/4 c. sliced green onion
1 T sesame oil (i used olive)
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. soy sauce
1 T. rice wine vinegar (i used rice vinegar)
1 T sesame seeds
5 salmon fillets

place salmon on aluminum foil over a broiling pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper; to taste. next, whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl and pour over each salmon fillet. let marinate for 15-20 minutes. broil for 10 minutes or until fish is flaky and just a little golden around the edges.

that's it! i served with sauteed zucchini, squash, and onion...throw together in a pan, add olive oil and garlic (and just a little red pepper flakes) and saute until soft (or slightly crunchy). and also, let it be known that my kids hate this side dish, but in the summer have a lot of squash and zucchini. and this year we even have our own, so we are really making it a lot. and if you were wondering, we totally make the kids eat it anyway because we are cruel like that.





Wednesday, July 13, 2011

dinnerRevolution by Chef Jeff

Chef Jeff Pirtle has written a  new cookbook called  dinnerRevolution. The "revolution" part is taking on dinner, 10 ingredients or less, and able to be prepared in under 30 minutes. And he has come up with over 200 HEALTHY recipes that do just that.

With over 10 years of experience cooking everywhere from health-care as a certified dietary manager to cooking for the rich and famous on yachts and cruise ships, Chef Jeff has done it all. He also had a home-based private cooking practice based in Charlotte, NC where he cooked for local-celebrities and busy families, using regular ingredients from the grocery store. Ingredients that you can actually pronounce! This is where he came up with the idea for this cookbook.

The cookbook is actually an e-book, meaning it can be downloaded immediately upon purchase to be stored right on your computer or if you are technology savvy, a kindle or iPad for easy access. No actual books to take up space on your counter that could otherwise be used for prepping. And I don't know about you, but how many times have your hands been covered in whatever you are making and the page has flipped? Hopefully this doesn't just happen to me? (Does this totally sound like an info-merical?!)

The cookbook is filled with healthy, easy-to-make meals ranging in each category, beef, poultry, pork, seafood, and vegetarian. One of the recipes I have already written down ingredients for Mexican Shrimp Tortilla Soup. Hello! that sounds so good. And one of the first recipes in the book? Autumn Chicken Salad, combing the flavors of Fall with diced apples and walnuts.

To be honest, the book is a little pricey. $27.00. But, it does come with a 60-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied, so that makes it a little more worth it. And honestly, the recipes are ones you will go back to time and time again. Also included are a grocery store savings guide with tips and trades to help save time and money at the grocery and a dinner menu planner. And the recipes included really are easy-to-make and pretty healthy...and family friendly. I'm probably just cheap. :)

But, the best part? Chef Jeff is raffling off 6-free! copies to readers of my blog. Just go here and enter. Even if you don't win you still get 6 free recipes from the book.

Chef Jeff will e-mail the winners with a link to download the e-cookbook. Good Luck!

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