0 Rustic Chicken! A Farm to Family Restaurant

I was invited to a sneak peek of Rustic Chicken, a brand new restaurant nestled near the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon in Holladay, Utah.

This is a one-of-a kind restaurant. It was refreshing to try something new. I love chicken. More than I enjoy beef!

What's special about this place?

Rustic Chicken specializes in organic, healthy and affordable food. Their rotisserie chicken is cage free and hormone free. Soups, salads, cold & hot sides and sandwiches are on their menu. Included are gluten free, vegetarian and vegan items. Sound pricey? Not necessarily.

Prices range from $5.99 for a salad to $13.99 for a half chicken with 2 sides.  A children's menu is available for $4.99 which includes an entree, drink, and a small side or chips. I saw several kids enjoying their meals!

The restaurant has a clean, open, cafe style feel. Ordering was simple and straight forward. 

*Gasp!* A freestyle Coke machine?? Yes, please!  You can mix any of your favorite coke products with a variety of flavored syrups.

We were able to sit where we wanted. Rustic Chicken offers booth, table, and barista style seating.

We selected a cozy booth near the Coke machine. Note the rustic drinking glasses.... sweet!

The pager displays number and buzzes to notify the waiter to bring your order. Unfortunately, it was not working that night, but our food still came with no problems. 

Hubby ordered the half chicken with a side of Grilled Pineapple Red Quinoa Pilaf. 

The half rotisserie chicken was perfectly seasoned, moist, and large enough to take some home. The pineapple quinoa was sweet, nutty and hubby gobbled it up.

I ordered the Rustic Club Sandwich with grilled chicken breast, bacon, cheddar, tomato, romaine and a yummy roasted red pepper ranch dressing on herbed focaccia.

The portions were generous and the red pepper dressing was very good. I was not expecting this to be a hot, grilled sandwich. Heating the romaine in the sandwich made it soggy. Next time, I would withhold the romaine from the sandwich or have it as a cold sandwich.

For a side, I ordered Lemon Majoram Roasted potatoes. They were cooked perfectly, although I had a difficult time tasting any lemon or majoram.

While desserts are not on the menu, the portions served at Rustic Chicken were generous and filling. If customers are wanting a sweet option to add to the menu, perhaps some seasonal fresh fruit or yogurt parfaits could be a future addition.

I would definitely go back and try some of their soups and salads. This would be a great place to stop after a day of skiing or shopping.

Rustic Chicken 
3158 E. 6200 S. Holladay, UT

I was offered a meal as compensation for writing this post. Opinions expressed are mine. If you wish to form your own opinion, give this restaurant a try!


0 SIMPLE & Perfect Pressure Cooked Salmon

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I get nervous when cooking fish. I'm terrified that I'll undercook or overcook the fish, resulting in an inedible mass on my plate.  To add to the pressure, some cuts of fish are pretty expensive, and no one wants to ruin an $8 piece of fish.

Wild Coho salmon went on sale at my nearby Harmon's Grocery for $4 for 8 oz. Now what to do with it? How do I cook it? Bake it? Pan fry?

I recently purchased Lorna Sass's Pressure Perfect cookbook, vowing to learn how to pressure cook a variety of foods this summer. I opened it and found this easy, simple, fail-proof recipe for firm-fleshed fish steaks or fillets, such as salmon, cod (scrod) or halibut.

Although fish cooks quickly when baking or pan frying, pressure cooking guarantees a MOIST result. You can cook fish directly on the pressure cooking rack or in a aluminum foil packet.

Wanna know how easy it is?  Here you go...

Spread 1 teaspoon of your favorite mustard on each salmon filet. Dijon or spicy brown mustard is good. Whole grain mustard is even better.

Pour 1 cup water into the pressure cooker. Put trivet or steaming basket into the pressure cooker and place fish on top.

Set pressure cooker on HIGH, set timer or cook fish according to the timer/fish thickness chart:

3/4"    4 min.
1"       5 min.
1 1/4" 6 min.
1 1/2" 7 min.

The thickness of this fish was 1/2", so I set the timer for 3 minutes.

"Quick release" means to quickly cool down the pressure cooker or turn the weight located on the lid to quickly release the steam.

The result? Perfectly cooked, all the way through, piece of salmon. You can season your fish however you want with great results.  Enjoy!

Pressure Cooked Salmon
(4x6 recipe card download)   (full page printable recipe)

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