Thank you, Flavor Bible, for the incredible mexican feast last night!
I started with thinking I wanted to use an avocado in dinner. So I looked it up in the Flavor Bible:
AVOCADO: lime, cilantro, beans, garlic
So I made an avocado sauce out of avocado, lime, cilantro, and garlic. Thank you, Cuisinart!
Hmm, I have some black beans. I wonder what goes with them?
This book is cool because in addition to giving lists of things that taste nice together they also have chefs give their favorite flavor combinations for whatever ingredient you look up. Under black beans I found this combo:
BLACK BEANS: bell peppers, onion, cumin, oregano!
OREGANO!?! Never in a million years would I have thought to put oregano with this! I also added garlic to the beans which was delish!
And obviously, corn goes with most mexi-tastic meals. So I grilled some up.
OH! I also made a chicken marinade with lemon juice, olive oil, chili powder, and cilantro. I let it marinade for about 45 minutes.
Check out that fancy avocado peel boat for the beans! I wish the pepper would have stayed a little brighter, but I cooked it a bit too long for that.
Grilled corn fantasticness.
Avocado limey cilantro chicken. With some tomatoes.
You know it’s good when the hubs walks in the door and says, “it smells awesome in here”.