Bonefish Grill Menu; Lemon Kissed Quinoa Yassy’s version

 As you already know, I like re-creating meals from restaurants or eatery places that I have visited and loved. It is fun to brain storming what is in the dishes I like.

 One of the restaurants I like to go to is Bonefish Grill.

 This restaurant would have been one of the first restaurants I was taken to when I came to the states.

 If you ask me what they do best, I think they probably do great on sauce that goes with dish they serve, along with seafood dishes.

So far, the best dish I have eaten there would be “Rhea’s Icelandic Arctic char; wood grilled and topped with sauteed spinach,lump crab,and lime tomato garlic sauce”,which is on May special menu.

 I think it is a seasonal dish and,I cannot get it all the time but when they have one, it is the dish I would order.

Arctic char is meaty fish with mild taste of.. cross between salmon and trout and, I really like them. Even my husband,who is not a big fan of fish said he could eat it because it was not tasting fishy at all.

 I love salmon, and Arctic char dishes served there. Many restaurants have Grilled fish on the menu but, many of them tend to serve over cooked dry fish or under or over seasoned fish.

 However, their fish is beautifully cooked without over cooked, and they are juicy and moist with a bit of char on the fish. They really do good on seafood menu.

 If you like to taste best salmon dish from restaurant, I think Bonefish Grill comes top on the list and, 2nd would be Firebirds Wood Fired Grill.

 When it comes to steak battle, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill wins over Bonefish Grill hands down, but both great restaurants to check out if you have never visited them.

Anyway, the Bonefish Grill has interesting side dish (cold dish) on the menu called “Lemon kissed Quinoa”. It got red quinoa,lemon, olive oil,tomato etc.. and, when my husband ordered it, I got to taste test some of their Quinoa dish and I thought it was tasty.

Also, my husband who does not like raw tomato, raw cucumber could eat it without any problems and loved the dish.Therefore, I thought I would recreating the dish so we can serve at home as well.

Then,recently, I have tried recreating the Quinoa dish from Bonefish Grill restaurant and I think it came out pretty close.

 Since I like more lemon taste in mine, mine is has more citrus flavor to it,but it came out great and my husband ate it all.Nothing left on his plate:-) He loved it.

Therefore,I thought I would share the recipe with you.

Lemon kissed quinoa yassy's version

Lemon kissed Quinoa “Yassy’s version”..

Ingredients for Lemon Kissed Quinoa Yassy’s version:

1/2C Red quinoa
1/2C frozen edamame
1/4C chopped vine tomato (chopped to 1/4″ dice)
1/8C chopped red pepper (chopped to 1/4″ dice)
1/4C chopped cucumber(chopped to 1/4″ dice)
2 tbs fresh lime juice
5 tsp fresh lemon juice
3/8tsp kosher salt
1 tbs chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil

<Lemon Kissed Quinoa Yassy’s version>

1.  Rinse 1/2C red quinoa in fine meshed kitchen sieve

2. Add 1 1/4C water in the sauce pan and let it come to boil

3. Once water is boiled, add red quinoa, pinch of kosher salt, and put the lid on and cook the quinoa at medium low heat for about 10 minutes

4. Lower the heat to simmer and cook about 5 more minutes

5. While quinoa is cooking, prepare another sauce pan with bit of water enough to cover 1/2C frozen edamame

6. Bring the water in the pan with edamame to boil and cook for 3 minutes and drain

7. Once red quinoa is cooked, take it off from the heat, stir and add 1/4C vine tomato chopped to 1/4″ dice, cooked edamame, 1/8C raw red pepper chopped to 1/4″, and put the lid on and let it sit for another 10 minutes

8. While waiting for the 10 minutes is up, cut the cucumber into 1/4″ for 1/4C worth

9. Once 10 minutes is up, add 2 tbs fresh lime juice, 5 tsp fresh lemon juice, 3/8tsp kosher salt 1 tbs chopped cilantro and 1/4C chopped cucumber, 1/2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil and stir

10. Taste and adjust the seasoning

Makes; 4-6 servings



May 14, 2014 | Comments are off | Restaurant Challenge

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