Thursday, August 10, 2006

mid-summer dinner

peach salsa
Originally uploaded by Needleworks, Inc..
About the only thing I can find at my local grocery store is ingredients to make salsa. They often have seasonal fruit (I ate a ton of cherries in July), so I was able to get some nice peaches.

For dinner, Jerk Chicken and Peach Salsa. Chop everything and toss into a bowl!

one medium peach
one avocado
two small-ish tomatillos
half a small red onion
half a jalepeno
juice of one lime
handful of cilantro

Jerk-style Rub
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. corriander
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

The rub is perfect for chicken or pork. I used 3 boneless chicken breasts. Pat the meat dry and pat on the rub. I used my George Foreman Grill to cook the chicken. (I know it's kind of cheesy, but when you live in an apartment in Brooklyn, it's hard to do real grilling.)

I made extra and used the left over chicken and salsa to make a great chicken salad for tomorrow's lunch. I'm not great at cooking for one, so I always cook something that can be transformed into lunch for the next day.

This is based on a Martha Stewart Living recipe from probably 6 years ago. I photocopied the pages and they don't have dates on them! The original rub included brown sugar, which I omitted, and pineapple-cilantro rice, which was the inspiration for the salsa. The great thing about a recipe like this is you can mix and match and use whatever you have on hand. Bon Appetit!


Lisa said...

Yum - that sounds absolutely delicious. Don't you just love peach salsa. I'm definitely going to have to make myself some of that soon!! Thanks for the recipe!

city girl said...

looks yummy! thanks for the recipes.

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Macoco said...

Yum - that peach salsa looks and sounds fabulous! Book club is meeting at my place next week, I may have to whip some of that up!