Our newlywed kitchen has not even been open for a full week and I have already found myself a sous-chef. I am going to have more help in the kitchen than I thought! As expected, our kitchen was the first thing up and running in our new home. Maybe it is the newlywed bliss but every night has been a gourmet, five star experience in the Moore House. We started off easy with turkey burgers and and Ilios Noche inspired salad on Wednesday night. Our first meal in our house must have been extra inspirational because the next night, my sweet husband was in the kitchen with me and insisted on making caprese orzo himself! I provided him with simple directions and he was a perfect student in the kitchen! A good kitchen needs impeccable knives and MM has become very acquainted with our 8 inch Wustoff chef's knife. After chopping up garlic, basil and tomatoes for our orzo dish, he decided he wanted to take over. The end result was a perfect blend of what I have dubbed as the holy trinity of all foods (basil, tomato and mozzarella). Oh, I just love my kitchen assistant so much!
Sharing the plate with our end of summer orzo was a twist on marsala, made with tilapia and some fresh green beans tossed with garlic and herbs. If you are tired of broiling or grilling tilapia, this is the way to go! All that we did was sautee mushrooms with a tablespoon of butter and salt and pepper to taste. Once the mushrooms were we removed from the pan and sauteed tilapia fillets that has been brushed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. After the tilapia was mostly cooked, the mushrooms were incorporated back into the pan, adding a quick pour of red wine. Let it simmer for another 2-4 minutes and serve. The wine gives the fish a rich flavor and you can never go wrong with a extraneous amount of mushrooms!
If we continue on this culinary trend that we have started to spoil ourselves with, I have a feeling that this blog is going to get a lot more attention than ever before! My heart is smiling and our new home is full of more love than I could have ever imagined!
P.S, While we were mid-post, my sweet baby sister skyped us from Appalachian State! I miss her so much and promised I would give her an extra special shout out tonight. Love you Nat!!! (remember the life lessons the newlyweds gave you!!)