Friday, July 25, 2008

Savory beef kabob marinade

1/2 cup dry red wine
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp soy
2 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp Worcestershire
1 Tbsp chopped rosemary
1 Tbsp thyme leaves

Technically I think this is Emeril's Essence. Marinate meat in
plastic bag 6-24 hrs, skewer and grill till medium rare, about 6 min.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Salmons! A la Mom and otherwise

Since Costco sells nice salmon fillets individually frozen, these are all essentially pantry recipes. (Love that!) All these recipes are for 2 portions.

Just move the salmon to the fridge the day before, to let it thaw, and bake about 18 minutes at 375. Most of these benefit from marinating before and/or glazing during.

Soy-Garlic Salmon (a la Mom) -- This came out MARVELOUS.
2 Tbsp Dijon
3 Tbsp soy
6 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic

Lemon Herb Salmon -- Haven't tried, but Allrecipes users rave about it
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp basil
1 Tbsp parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 Tbsp lemon juice
Original says to seal fillets in tinfoil and bake 35-45 min at 375.

Honey-Dijon Pecan Salmon
2 Tbsp melted butter
4.5 tsp Dijon
2 tsp honey
1 Tbsp bread crumbs
1 Tbsp fine-chopped pecans
Mix all the wet and marinate; sprinkle with the dry ingredients and bake.

Maple Salmon
2 Tbsp maple syrup
3 tsp soy
1.2 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Balsamic Salmon
1.5 cloves garlic, minced
tsp white wine
1 tsp honey
5.5 tsp balsamic vinegar
1.5 tsp Dijon
salt and pepper to taste
Soften garlic in sauce pan; add rest and simmer 3 min.; brush on fish and bake.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Experimental Black Bean Salsa

Here's an attempt.... don't know if it will work or not!

30 oz. corn
15 oz. black beans
15 oz. RoTel Fiesta
juice of 2 limes
4 cloves minced garlic
1 diced green bell pepper
5 green onions, minced
cilantro and a little olive oil, optional
Experiment with balsamic vinegar, chili oil?