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Great Trader Joe's Dinner

Emme | | Apr 11, 2005 01:25 PM

Saturday night I cooked the BF dinner, and his response was, "Oh my God! This fantastic. I've never had anything as good, even in a restaurant. You should make this in a restaurant."

I'll let others be the judge, but the dish was so darn simple that I thought I would share and was made entirely from Trader Joe's products.

I boiled up cheese tortellini from TJ's and tossed with a little olive oil. I sauteed a cube of the frozen chopped garlic in olive oil, then added in some of the "Just Salmon" premade in the fridge section. I then added a ton of this Roasted Vegetable tapenade we picked up on Saturday at TJ's. I folded in the pasta, added a little bit more olive oil and tapenade to get the right consistency for my taste. I imagined it would have been good with some freshly grated parmesan over it, but sadly we had none. A garnish would have been nice too, but the BF doesn't care about that. The kicker was that even he the salt fiend added no salt or seasoning to my dish; he usually likes to add this hot salt to kick up the heat, but he didn't on Saturday... for me, that was a small but poignant victory.