Sunday, November 16, 2008
green-olive bulgur w/ grilled zucchini & mint.
i made this dish last week when i was rummaging through some old recipes i had clipped, saved and brought from home. this was one i found in rachael ray's 'everyday' magazine. her original recipe was titled 'green-olive chicken and couscous', but i didn't have any chicken at home (not that i eat it anyway) and to be perfectly honest, i didn't really want to make the 3 minute walk to the store at 7pm. so! i made a few adjustments of my own. i replaced the chicken with tuna and the couscous with bulgur. i had everything else here at home. i could eat squash every day, so naturally this dish appealed to me. i also loved the combination of lemon zest, cinnamon and fresh mint. all of those flavors came through in the end result. the semi-sweetness of the grilled zucchini and onions balanced out the tartness of the green olives. the garlic and cayenne pepper played their part too and gave the dish a little zip. so many flavors and so much fun!