Gotta love going back and finding old CL recipes that are "new to you". DH's aunt gave me the CL 2000 Annual (which I think are all the recipes from 1999). Well, I pulled out a couple that I don't ever remember seeing for this week.
Seared Chicken and Peppers with Cilantro Sauce - Absolutely delicious. DH said, "Okay, you can make this again". The recipe is posted in the thread started by KValley, titled "What's Cooking this Week". I made a couple of minor changes. Used chicken tenders so that they would cook in my grill pan more quickly and used Wegmans smokey salsa instead of picante sauce. The Wegmans salsa has chipotles in it, so you could just add half a chipotle or some chipotle sauce to standard store-bought salsa. Its worth it to do that, IMHO. The smokiness contrasted really well with the refreshing, tangy sauce. I used the biggest jalepeno pepper I could find (like lots of tang, but it wasn't hot, just a nice kick). Had this along with black beans & brown rice and a green salad with tomatoes and avacado. Washed it all down with a Saranac Adiorondak Amber. We were happy campers Tuesday night.
Sesame Garlic Pork Tenderloin, Stir Fried Broccoli with Oyster Sauce and Five Spice Rice - All of these have been reviewed separately, but I just wanted to let you guys know that they are wonderful companions in a meal. The pork is amcleod's (probably a front runner for BB recipe of the year already in January!), the broccoli from CL Jan/Feb 01, and the rice is from Moosewood Low Fat Faves.
Spicy Thai Coconut Shrimp - From CL May 99. It was okay, nothing to jump up and down about, though. Although I must say that I subbed sugar snap peas for the asparagus, and I have never had sugar snap peas. They are great. They're on sale at Wegmans this week for $1.99/lb and I think I need to get some more for dinner on Sunday. Very crisp and sweet, just like their name implies. Anyway, DH and I kept getting up from the table to grab cayenne pepper and salt to add some flavor to the shrimp dish. I would probably triple the red curry paste in the recipe. If anyone is dying for the recipe, I'll post it, but seriously guys, there are much better uses for shrimp and coconut milk.