Week 7 was pretty good!
Steak Fajitas with Peppers, Onions, and Cholula Guacamole
We liked these. One of shmoo’s co-workers got the same thing this week, and said she didn’t like it as much as previous fajita meals because the marinade was done on the meat, onions and peppers all together and that kind off made it one note. We both agree with that. I think the peppers and onions cooked seperately having not been marinated would have been just as good if not better and added a bit more variety to the dish. The marinade was heavy on the lime juice, and it was my first time using one like that on steak. We really liked the result. Maybe all my steaks needs a citrus marinade going forward. The easy chunky guac was tasty as well. And since the title of this recipe specifically mentions the Cholula, I am going to specifically mention that we quite like Cholula so this was right up our alley. Would do/make/copy again.
Green Thai Curry with Eggplant, Brococoli, and Basil
We both loved this dish. Eggplant is not a favorite of either of us and it was tasty. I did find myself avoiding in the eggplant pieces towards the end of the meal thoough. But the dish was flavorful and super filling. There were a couple of hiccups, but we overcame. I got coconut milk everywhere when I went to dump it in the pot, so half of it was wasted, but luckily, I had a coconut milk in the cabinet so we used that and reduced the amount of water to make up for the extra difference. But, their coconut milk was “lite” and mine was just normal full fat. So I am betting it ended up a bit more flavorful than it would have been otherwise, but we did not mind. I’d love to do this again with a tiny bit of lemongrass or some lime/lemon juice since shmoo hates lemongrass, and use chicken instead of eggplant. Maybe add a little gochuchang or red pepper flake for a bit of heat. Another thing I liked about this dish was it taught me a quick basic way to do candied nuts. I am thinking of trying the same method on some walnuts with a bit of salt and cayenne.