Before I go on a trip, I try very hard to leave no stone unturned, all gardens must be weeded, all laundry done and the fridge emptied. Since we are being drowned by continuous showers, I was forced to try to accomplish the inside tasks. After checking off the laundry,it was time to try and put some creativity into dinner. The vegetables picked yesterday from the garden combined with the little bit of food in the fridge resulted in pretty good fare. I did venture out in the rain to get the Spicy Globe Basil, and it made the meal.
Here are the resulting recipes.
I had two containers of grape and cherry tomatoes from the garden. I put them on a roasting pan, sprinkled with salt and mixed them with about 1/4 cup of good olive oil. I then roasted them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 60 minutes. Upon taking the tomatoes out of the oven, I lightly covered them with Spicy Globe Basil. The smell was intoxicating!
I had several green peppers and onions. I sauteed the onions in olive oil till soft, then added the green peppers and the last of this season's tomatoes. I also added one small neglected zucchini, a pinch of salt and pepper.
After the sauce had "melted down" I placed two fresh salmon fillets in the pan and steamed the salmon in the mixture till flaky. My husband loved the salmon , he plied the roasted tomatoes on top and devoured it!
I made wheat pasta and mixed in the roasted tomatoes and a ladle full of the sauce from the salmon concoction,a couple tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese on top pulled it all together.
One last glance into the fridge tells me tomorrow's meal may be really tricky!