Gluten-Free Chicken Zucchini Tamale Pie

Our garden has been yielding some amazing produce and has inspired another tamale pie for this site. Always looking for new ways to use the vine ripe tomatoes, fresh zucchini and some astounding Serrano peppers, I came up with is hearty croud pleaser that would pair nicely with a crisp summer salad or fresh fruit. Gluten-free and low-fat.

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Gluten-Free Chicken Zucchini Tamale Pie

Yield: 10 generous servings

Masa Crust:
3 cups masa flour
2 cups hot water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt

Filling:
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 ¾ lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs diced
1 large zucchini diced
4 vine ripened tomatoes
2 ears fresh corn cut off the cob
1-2 Serrano peppers
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons season salt
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
2 cups masa flour

Top With:
3 cups shredded Colby jack cheese

Prepare masa dough and press into a 9×13 inch greased baking pan as pictured ¼ in thick all around. Puree tomatoes peppers and seasoning in a blender. Sauté chicken and zucchini in coconut oil for 3 minutes and mix in tomato mixture and masa. Reduce to a simmer and cook filling for 15 minutes. Pour into masa crust and top with Colby jack cheese. Cook for 15 minutes at 375°. Portion and serve.

© 2014 Aron David Bradley
http://www.boomercuisine.com

Pineapple Nectarine Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo (“rooster’s beak”) is said to be named thus because originally people ate it by pinching pieces between the thumb and forefinger. Or it could refer to the shape of the fresh salsa pieces.  The wonderful tart, tangy pineapple compliments the sweet nectarines and goes well with chicken, seafood, pork or with tortilla chips. As with any ready-to-eat foods make sure you wash all produce and your hands thoroughly before preparing. I have used some of this salsa fresco atop a grilled piece of fresh, wild sockeye salmon with garden ripe sliced tomatoes and fresh zucchini sauteed with salsify greens and Cuban oragano. (Pictured) Both are gluten-free.

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Pineapple Nectarine Pico de Gallo

Yield: 6-8 generous servings

½ fresh pineapple small dice (¼ in x ¼ in)
2 fresh ripe nectarines small dice
1 medium yellow or white onion small dice
½ bunch of cilantro chopped fine
1-2 serrano peppers chopped fine
½ tablespoon salt

In a medium bowl combine all the above ingredients mixed thoroughly, chill and serve.

© 2014 Aron David Bradley
http://www.boomercuisine.com