Outdoor living is one of the highlights of residing in Tucson – the sunsets are spectacular, the weather outstanding, the views incredible. Consequently, grilling and eating outdoors is equally as special – and we find ourselves enjoying grilled delights, such as veggies, chicken, fish, and even fruit, about 75% of the year. Except, of course, when the temperature hits triple digits and we retreat to the comfort of air-conditioning! Only then is it safe to turn on the oven.
One of my favorite dishes comes from the Canyon Ranch kitchen – Chicken Stuffed with Carmelized Garlic. I love garlic and put it in everything I cook. (I wouldn’t make it as a Twilight groupie, as vampires would stay far away from me!) It’s easy to prepare and makes your house smell like the best restaurant in town. I serve it to family, company and even the grandkids love it.
I have to confess that I did deviate from the recipe a bit last time I made it: I had to add just a little bit of salt on the finished product; and I couldn’t bring myself to crush the tomatoes for the accompanying Chunky Tomato Sauce by hand, as the recipe states. I used canned crushed tomatoes instead and saved my manicure. Shhh! Don’t tell Chef Scott!
Click here for these yummy and nutritious recipes. Then put on your sunglasses, spray yourself with a mister bottle and pretend you’re outside! Bon appétit!
Until next time,