Chicken in Dill Mustard Sauce

We have a CSA dill plant that is flourishing when most of our other plants have kind of had it…went searching for an easy weeknight dill recipe and here’s what we found!  This came from an old issue of Gourmet magazine.  We enjoyed it and it was a pretty fast meal – the original recipe called for chicken legs, but I used chicken breasts and it was fine.  Otherwise no changes.  Definitely a make-again, but I do think I’d add more mustard next time.

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Grilled Lemon-Oregano Lamb Chops

This is our second time making this Cooking Light recipe, and we were just as pleased as the first go…though I wish I had remembered to write it down then, because I felt like there was too much lemon BOTH times.  We marinated this for about 4 hours (rather than 15 minutes in the original), and grilled them outdoors.  Next time I might add a bit more garlic and about half the lemon.  We served this with orzo salad and minted zucchini ribbons.

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Orzo Salad

This is one of my favorite side dishes, and I especially like it with anything Mediterranean.  I made this to go with lemon-oregano grilled lamb chops for dinner, and probably could have hoovered the entire thing myself.  This is good warm or cold, so leftovers are very useful.  This could also be a main dish for a vegetarian night if you paired with a salad, etc.

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Zucchini Ribbons with Mint and Feta

This side paired very well with lamb chops we had for dinner – got the recipe from Cooking Light, though I sauteed the ribbons instead of using them raw.  Would make again.

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Slow Cooker Hungarian Chicken

Now that I’m juggling two horses  after work on top of normal life and crazed studying, I’m suddenly becoming BFFs with our slow cooker.  It’s so far allowing us to keep making healthy dinners even if neither one of us is home until after 7pm (and tired, who wants to cook after that?).  This was a Cooking Light recipe that we liked, though it needed extra on all the seasoning – especially the salt and garlic.  The only real change I made to the original (besides a heavier seasoning hand) was to use boneless, skinless chicken breast instead of bone-in…that’s just what we had.  We’re mostly doing the low carb thing, so we did not server over pasta and it was just fine with a vegetable side.  The below is with my changes to up the seasoning.

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Grilled Swordfish with Lime, Basil and Mint

Given it was Labor Day weekend, we wanted to spend some QT with the grill – which is kind of silly because it’s not as though it’s going to be 5 degrees now that “summer is over.”  But it was a good plan, since there was some deliciousness going on!  This was a nice swordfish recipe that I got from Giada De Laurentiis and substituted lime for lemon because I thought it would go well with the rest of the flavors, and modified to serve just two.  There was a lot of sauce left, so I think you could cut back the oil even further – we threw a lot out.  Definitely a winner.  Very filling with corn on the cob for a side.

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Scallion Mint Dressing

We really enjoyed this dressing made with scallion oil over a light steak salad – great lunch.  The longer you let the scallion oil sit, the better this will be.  Because the flavors are pretty strong, you really only need a little drizzle…it packs a punch.

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