Strawberry-Tomato Soup with Broiled Chicken infused with an Espresso-Kosher Salt Rub!

 

ImageRemember that awesome tomato soup I made on Friday afternoon?

For a special Sunday lunch, I took one pound of fresh, bright red strawberries and pureed them with 1/3 cup of the awesome tomato soup, and placed it to chill in the freezer.  I adorned it with some grape tomatoes, broccoli and three Awesome Garlic Parmesan Pretzel Crisps, made by Snack Factory.  These chips are totally awesome…and go so well with strawberry-tomato soup, which by the way could be enjoyed before, during or after lunch!  The light garlicky tomato soup, accentuated with the pureed strawberries made my taste buds feel like they were at a disco! So much flavor dancing all over my tongue….severe yum factor!

Had chicken in the fridge, so out it came…and unbeknownst to me, opening my cupboard I reached for the espresso….even though it did not seem to make any sense, I took kosher salt and therefore created my first espresso and kosher salt rub for chicken.  Let me tell you….the awesome perfume of espresso with chicken wafted throughout my kitchen, making me salivate, as I waited for it to cook.

Zucchini and broccoli, lightly tossed with a just a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, really good balsamic vinegar and kosher salt made a great side dish.

Try this recipe out and let me know what you think!!!!

SO EXCITING THAT THIS HAS BEEN FRESHLY PRESSED!!!!!

Basil Pesto Salmon with Broccoli & Honey Gold Potatoes……severe YUM factor!!!!!

I really meant to take a picture of this amazing dish that I cooked up tonight for my supper……but I was overcome by the enticing aroma of the salmon smothered in basil pesto (basil pesto from Whole Foods) cooking in the oven……this was beyond DELISH.  It was Smarvelous. Just really, really good.

So, I took about 2 heaping tablespoons of this wonderful basil pesto and covered the salmon and placed it on a pan that had about two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and allowed it to cook through for about 10 minutes. 

Before that, I found a bag of Honey Gold Potatoes, and placed them as well as a frozen 8 oz package of broccoli to cook, in about 3 cups of boiling water, with some salt and freshly ground black pepper.  These were cooked through rather quickly, as the potatoes are small.  I drained the water, and put just a little bit more of pepper, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

I placed the salmon on a dish with the broccoli and potatoes, and instead of even contemplating going to find my camera (I should have had it in the kitchen to begin with) I dived right into this plate…..and let me tell you, so simple and yet so delicious and so quick to make! So fulfilling as well.

Salmon is great for the skin.  Every time that I eat salmon twice a week, my skin thanks me!

Please try this dish and let me know if you like it as much as I did!!!!

And to leave you with a wonderful verse for the evening;

“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!  I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!

Psalm 139;17 & 18