Friday, April 08, 2011

garlicky crumb-coated broccoli - French Fridays w/ Dorie

Ok, recovering from last week's mix-up. Hopefully this won't be too confusing because I'm going to try to do both dishes in one.

The broccoli was wonderful. I do love broccoli anyway, so having a fairly new way to cook it is always welcome. How can you go wrong with garlic, lemon, breadcrumbs, and butter? I used whole wheat crumbs, and less butter, but it worked great. The broccoli I cooked in a microwave steamer. Everyone enjoyed it and I'm going to be bringing it to a dinner tomorrow night.

The quinoa, fruit and nut salad was also great. As I mentioned in last week's post, I used dried sour cherries, dried mango, pistachios, almonds, and prunes. The dressing was walnut oil, orange juice, cilantro, and fresh ginger. I couldn't bring myself to try it with the yogurt. I should have, and will make it again so I can see. I should always trust Dorie, so I'm sure it only enhanced the dish. Unfortunately, I was the only one in the family who really liked it and I'm sure it's because I used the Trader Joe's Harvest grain blend. They didn't like that blend the first time I made it so I shouldn't be surprised they didn't like it this time either. So that meant that I ate the whole thing for lunches.
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