My supper club met last night, after a long break with everyone's busy schedules. We welcomed two new members. RangerGrrl hosted, and as always the food was wonderful! We cooked from the July issue of Cooking Light magazine.
Here was what was on store for us. We had Shrimp-Filled Piquillo Peppers in Sherry Vinaigrette (Pimientos del Piquillo con Tartar de Langostinos) for an appetizer. These were really tasty and made a very nice presentation. I would make them again for a party or group dinner.
We followed this up with Tossed Greens and Beets with Pistachio Dressing. I made the salad. I'd never eaten beets before, so decided to try something new. I didn't like them and wasn't crazy about the dressing on the salad. One or two people said they would make the salad again, but I'm not one of them! Oh well. At least I can say I've tried beets the next time I say I don't like them.
We then had Apricot Pork Chops, Asparagus Salad with Piquillo Peppers and Capers (Ensalada de Espárragos con Alcaparras), Pizza Margherita, and Cornmeal Buttermilk Biscuits.
The Apricot Pork Chops were very tasty-we were all clamoring for the leftovers. They weren't overly sweet from the apricots. The soy sauce really balanced out the flavors. Definitely a repeater! I love asparagus, and the salad did not disappoint. Equally good were the peppers and capers. We did decide that the egg whites didn't add anything to them, so when I make this I will omit them. How can you go wrong with basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes? The pizza was also very tasty. The biscuits were slightly sweet, so we all ate them with honey.
Finally, for dessert we had Orange Yogurt Cake (Bizcocho de Naranja), made by our hostess. It was a beautiful presentation and very tasty. It had a touch of saffron in it, which surprised me.
All in all, this was a wonderful dinner. It was our first time to cook exclusively from Cooking Light, and everything turned out great. I need motivation to cook from CL more often, and this was a step in that direction.
(btw, the code to access the cooking light recipes posted above is FITHOUSE, but you didn't hear it from me!)
Asparagus, biscuits, pizza, and pork chops