January 19, 2010

tickle Your Taste Buds Tuesday

This weeks recipes come from my Real Simple meals made easy cookbook. I really like this one I have made many things from it and they are all simple and nun have been bad thus far.

Last week I had chicken cutlets on the menu and Melissa asked how I did them so I though I would share with all since they were so good. I also made Soy Asparagus for the side and they were delish... I will be making them again for sure!
Real Simple: Meals Made Easy
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Cutlets
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
2 1/4 cups finely grated Parmesan
1 cup bread crumbs (I used panko because that is what I had)
Salt and pepper
1-1 1/2 lbs chicken cutlets
olive oil

whisk together eggs and mustard.
in a separate bowl mix the bread crumbs and cheese season with salt and pepper
Rinse the chicken and pat dry
Dip cutlets into the eggs mixture and then into the bread crumbs

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil over med. high heat.
cook the cutlets 5-8 minutes on each side only turning once until they are golden brown and crispy.
That's IT. Easy and good
Asparagus with Soy Dressing
We always just roast our asparagus in the oven with a little salt but this dressing sounded really good so I though I would change it up a bit and add it to our asparagus this week. I will be making this a lot it was really good and added a nice change to a veggie we eat all the time.

1 large bunch of asparagus trimmed
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 garlic clove thinly sliced

Trim the asparagus and lay evenly on a baking pan or stone, drizzle with a little sesame oil and sprinkle with a tiny bit of salt and roast in the over for about 15 minutes at 375. They should still be crisp but soft.

in the mean time, in a sauce pan heat on medium heat, bring all of the remaining ingredients plus 2 tablespoons of water to a simmer and stir until the sugar dissolves.

I let my sauce boil and reduce a little....
Then put the asparagus on the serving dish and spoon some of the sauce over them..you should have some sauce left over which I saved and served over green beans a few nights later..
Again super easy, and really tasty...

I hope you enjoy these recipes and that you give them a try. Let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas I would love to hear them. Leave a comment below and let me know if you tried them or what changes you made to make it your own.

Happy cooking!!!


  1. Definitely trying both of these recipes when Tom gets home. We usually do the asparagus with olive oil, S&P and bake on the stone, but that soy dressing sounds delicious. Can't wait. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Where can I find this cook book Sheryl? I am slowly starting to cook since I had the baby and these seem really simple and sound delicious! Let me know! Thanks!


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