Lookin’ for something to grill tonight? Me too, something other than steak or shrimp, so I flipped through my latest Cuisine at Home magazine for inspiration and decided on the gorgeous cover meal – tandoori turkey with peach chutney and cucumber raita. How fabulous does that sound? I am all over the spicy, sweet, salty, creamy, crunchy combo of all three elements together. The recipes are a breeze – a bit of chopping up a few fresh ingredients, stirring together a quick marinade for the turkey, and passing the turkey tenderloin over the grill for about 15 total minutes. (There’s also a recipe for “naan” flatbread, using pizza dough, but I’m going to skip that part to keep the meal on the lighter side. Plus, Byerly’s sells delicious naan in their bakery which is amazing grilled). I’ll use my favorite plain yogurt – Greek-style Fage – for the raita and marinade. Can’t wait for dinner! (Recipes posted in comments, below.)
I have to confess to having enjoyed eating alone the last couple of days – John and my stepdaughter have been in the Hamptons visiting my in-laws and our friends the Bryts, while Nathan is with Stacey and Cooper visiting my parents in Montana to celebrate my stepmom’s 60th birthday – TODAY! – Happy Birthday Susanna! Last night I grilled myself a piece of mahi-mahi (also known as dorado) and it was delicious. All I ate alongside was a pile of raw pea pods – what can I say, I love the crunchy-sweet-vegetal taste, they taste like a garden to me. It was nice to not have to cook them, or make a pan of rice, or set the table. Just me and my mahi-mahi on the deck. Peaceful. Nice.
Tonight John will be back, so I won’t be eating tandoori turkey alone, ha. And that’s nice too. But once in awhile, a little solitude is a mighty nice thing…