Rather, I was fortunate to snag some fresh herbs from momma's garden before heading back to Nashville after a long weekend at the lake. So, what's a man to do with so many great (free) ingredients? Throw a dinner party, right? Lame, I know.
|Top Left Clockwise: Oregano, Thyme, Mint, Basil|
The truth is, I hate letting things go to waste. A few days passed by before my guilty conscious started to get the best of me. After all, I knew I had to put these herbs to use. I decided to pull together a gathering of some of my closest friends for an evening of great food, wine, and Southern hospitality.
Because the temps outside are hovering around 95 degrees F, I wanted to create a relatively 'light' meal. Greek inspired cuisine immediately came to mind. Thus, welcome to my fresh herb explosion dinner. I promise that if you follow these recipes, add in some red wine, some fresh herbs of your choosing, and about 5 of your best looking friends, it will surely be a hit.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 1 hour
Wine: Pinot Noir/Beaujolais
Soundtrack: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals III/IV
Let's get to work!
|Tzatziki - a refreshing sauce with plenty of fresh mint.|
|Prepped Lemon + Oregano Potatoes in Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Cookware|
|Finished product: Lemon + Oregano Roasted Potatoes|
|Tomato + Cucumber + Red Onion + Feta + Basil Salad|
|Beef Kefta Patties|
|Chicken Kefta Patties|
|Ready for service: Beef + Chicken Kefta Patties|
|Entertaining with Herbs|