Football season is almost upon us. I’m in grilling two-a-days to get ready for tailgating season. These brined pork chops may be on the menu for the first game! Brining meat prior to cooking, all but guarantees a juicy, moist and flavorful finished dish.
One of the best things about summer is the availability of fresh fruit and vegetables. And living in hot Texas you’re always looking for ways to stay cool, get refreshed, etc. Cooking wise I’m trying to avoid turning on my stove as much as possible. This chilled soup “Gazpacho” addresses all these things. It’s the soup equivalent of a nice cool summer breeze. The fact that it’s a chilled peach soup that’s spiced up and topped with charred kernels of corn just makes this next-level gazpacho. Don’t worry, all you need is a blender and a few ingredients.
Fried chickpeas are fairly comomn these days. But fried black-eyed peas are much better. The recipe is simple and takes less than 20 minutes to make. Try these out.
Stewed okra is an amazing concept in my opinion. It’s proof that you only need a few ingredients to make a delicious dish. I’ve lost count, but this is another recipe installment for Food Fidelity’s celebration of a non-existant Okra Month. You’re likely to have all the ingredients you need on hand should you decide to make it.
As I continue to delve deep into okra this month, I thought I’d introduce my first okra soup. The soup borrows its flavor from smoked chicken, which I bought from one of my favorite local bbq spot. I’m all about saving time when I can and left-over smoked chicken works well. This recipe calls for a pressure cooker/Instant Pot, but easily converts to regular stovetop prepared soup.
As you know I’ve designated July okra month. This is my favorite way to enjoy okra outside of a good pot of gumbo. It’s quick, flavorful, and only requires a few ingredients. You’ll want to keep the harissa sauce on hand and use it for other dishes as well.