Here’s a little of this, a little of that, springy tasties jumping out at me from around the web. If you can’t tell, I’m in spring veggie and grilling mode – and I’m not the only one. Asparagus in particular is a food crush of the moment.
This asparagus salad at 101 Cookbooks looks fabulous.
Ditto this springtime pasta at The Kitchen Sink, full of asparagus, radishes, and arugula.
And this NYTimes Recipes for Health feature on asparagus includes no less than five healthy, yummy asparagus recipes (from roasted to frittata to soup).
I changed up a grilled steak dinner tonight by making Korean bulgogi – lean steak marinated in soy sauce, garlic, scallions, ginger, and vinegar, grilled over high heat, then sliced thinly and served in lettuce wraps with a little rice, bean paste, and kimchi (I had no kimchi, used sauteed mushrooms instead). Light yet packed with flavor – recipe here.
And if you’re craving something sweet, what better than strawberry shortcake, one of my all-time favorite desserts. This scratch version from The Sassy Radish looks fantastic.
Update June 1, 2009: I just bought the book Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way, based on yesterday’s review in the NYTimes. Recipes are reportedly straightforward as well as innovative – I’m always looking for ways to make light, healthy dinners more interesting. Stay tuned…