That’s What’s for Dinner
This all started as a hunt for what to do with the persimmons in last week’s CSA box.
The answer? A little pumpernickel persimmon salsa appetizer, courtesy of Kristine Kidd over at Bon Appetit. BTW, head over to their site. The Halloween logo is great. And so is this recipe: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2004/11/persimmon_salsa. Best with the Smoked Salmon and Pumpernickel and you can use the rest with the Balsamic Glazed Turkey you make for your main.
You’ll notice the persimmon page talks about “The Cure for the Common Turkey,” which lead me to the Balsamic Glazed Turkey recipe on Epicurious. An old favorite I’ve made a million times (ok, maybe not quite a million) and it’s always a hit. You literally throw it in the oven and have a perfect turkey breast 45 minutes later. I’m going to forego the onion bell pepper saute tonight and turn to the Barefoot Contessa for a little roasting. Broccoli and sweet potatoes that is.
Ina Garten does a great roasted broccoli that can get even those anti green thing people to eat it (seriously). I first ran across it at the Amateur Gourmet, calling it “The Best Broccoli of Your Life.” They weren’t kidding. http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2008/11/the_best_brocco.html
And fade to Ina again, some roasted sweet potatoes to top things off. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=7300086
So there you have it. What started as a persimmon hunt ended with a cleaning out of all produce on hand, just in time for my departure tomorrow. Call me a master of efficiency. I am ;)