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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday Spotlight: Kathleen Ann Gallagher

Grilling Time
by Kathleen Ann Gallagher

It’s time to clean off the barbeque and gather some new grilling recipes. I recommend planting an herb garden. If you don’t have room for a spot in your yard, you can use a large pot on the porch, or deck. Fresh basil, dill, parsley, rosemary, and mint will add a delicious flavor to any dish.

Madeline Young, my heroine from my release Echoes at Dawn with Decadent Publishing, is a chef, and she loves to throw together a summer salad to go with grilled chicken, salmon, or a turkey burger. You can use herbs to change a boring pasta salad into a masterpiece. It’s time to experiment with fun recipes. Madeline found one in her magazine collection that she wants to share with you. Sometimes she changes things up a bit, so have fun with it. Ladies, her new love Nat Griffin loved it!


YIELD: 6 servings (serving size: 2 cups)
  • 3 cups uncooked farfalle (bow tie pasta)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 (6-ounce) bag baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 ounces (about 8 slices) smoked salmon, cut into thin strips

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Combine pasta, tomatoes, dill, and spinach in a large bowl, tossing gently to combine.

Combine lemon rind and next 5 ingredients (lemon rind through pepper) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over pasta mixture; toss gently to coat. Top with salmon.

SOURCE: Cooking Light August 2002

Kathleen Ann Gallagher
Echoes at Dawn available at Decadent Publishing


Joanna Aislinn said...

Congrats on your release, Kathleen!

I know what you mean about one herb changing up a meal completely. Last year I started adding fresh basil leaves to a grilled cheese and tomato (from hubby's garden) sandwich--OMG!

Have a wonderful day and best wishes :)

Joanna Aislinn
Dream. Believe. Strive. Achieve!
The Wild Rose Press

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Thanks so much, Joanna. A tiny addition can make such a huge difference. I love adding basil to a sandwich.

cheryl c said...

I am always looking for new recipes. Thanks!
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Joni said...

That salad sounds so good--I love salmon. I will have to try the recipe soon. Thank you.