Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas with pancetta and cacio e pepe a merging of two classics for a Southern dish with Italian flavors. These black eyed peas are the ultimate side dish for Sunday dinner or quick weeknight offering. The inspiration behind this dish is just me pairing a few different things I love –…
Flank steak salads are fun for me. They are simple yet extremely tasty and satisfying. The fun comes from what you add to the salad. I had lemongrass pickled celery I was dying to find a pairing for. Also had some leftover cherry tomatoes I had smoked on the grill. Both made the salad memorable. I highly recommend both the toppings if you have time for them. They’re great for the salad but just as great on their own or in other dishes.
A smoked cherry tomatoes salad may sound a bit unorthodox, but take a leap of faith and trust me on this one. The tomatoes work well as a stand-alone salad, vegetable poppers, or as an ingredient in another recipe.
One of my new favorite condiments/snacks. I avoided celery like the plague until I discovered that lemongrass and coconut water make for great pickling flavor. Stay tuned for recipes featuring them, but just know they taste great on their own.
It’s almost okra season, but I couldn’t wait. This is my version of “fried okra aka “Southern Popcorn.” I switch it up to longer okra halves so they’re more like fries. And for a super crispy texture, I subbed rice flour for wheat flour. It’s not only crunchier but has a light, clean finish about it. Don’t worry there is absolutely no slime!
The last of the recipes featuring harissa sauce, I think. I’m tempted to make another batch and create more recipes to pair it with. Keeping the simple + elegant vibe these glazed harissa carrots will put a smile on your face. No fuss, but high flavor.