Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Favorite Grilled Salmon

This is my favorite salmon recipe.
 Don't let these few simple ingredients fool you.
 They perfectly enhance the salmon without masking it's  flavor.
Put the salmon on a platter and drizzle with olive oil, and soy sauce, coating well. Sprinkle generously with lemon pepper and garlic salt; (do this on both sides if the salmon is skinless), turn the filet flesh side down to marinate a few hours. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before grilling.
 Sear fish flesh side down on a very hot grill for about 5 minutes. You will now be able to easily peel off the skin on the top side. Turn and baste with any marinade left on the platter. Grill another five minutes. It's very important not to overcook the salmon. It should be slightly underdone when you remove it from the grill. The salmon will continue cooking after it's been removed to the platter. You want it moist and tender, not dry. 
 Arrange in serving  size portions on the platter and drizzle with lemon-butter sauce.
Surround with oven roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus.

Grilled Salmon

1-2 lbs salmon filet 
4T oil
4t soy sauce 
lemon pepper
garlic salt
You don't need to measure,
just drizzle and sprinkle generously.
Grill on a very hot grill
and sear about 5 minutes per side. 
Remove when slightly underdone. Do not overcook!
Serve with:
 Garlic-Lemon-Parsley-Butter Sauce
4T butter
4T lemon juice
1T chopped parsley
garlic salt to taste
Melt the butter in the microwave or saucepan.
 Stir in the remaining ingredients.
I've also used chopped cilantro in place of parsley.


Links: Remodelaholic

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Beer Bread

Homemade bread in under an hour.
 This is the easiest bread that you'll ever make!  It's a quick bread that goes great with a big bowl of soup for dinner and then toast it up the next morning for breakfast with  butter and jam.
Whisk together the dry ingredients.
Stir in the beer just until combined. Don't over mix.
Pour into a greased loaf pan and drizzle with a little melted butter.
Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown.
Let sit for 10 minutes.
Remove to a cutting board.
Slice butter and enjoy warm.

Beer Bread
3 C flour
3 T sugar
1 T baking powder
1 t salt
12 oz beer
1 T melted butter

Combine dry ingredients with a whisk. Add beer and stir just until blended. Scrape into a sprayed loaf pan. Drizzle the melted butter over the top. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes until golden brown. Let sit 10  minutes then remove from pan.
Enjoy warm, freshly baked bread anytime!

options: add 1T fresh or 1t dried herbs
add 1C grated Cheddar cheese

Friday, March 4, 2011

Cowboy Cookies

This is a traditional oats, chocolate chip and pecan cookie with added m&m's. Change the color of the m&m's for different holidays or for other occasions.
It mixes up in one bowl.
Melt the butter in a large bowl, then whisk in the egg and vanilla.
  Stir in the dry ingredients.
 Mix well.
Roll into walnut-sized balls.
 Bake at 350 for about 10-14 minutes.
Enjoy warm cookies and cold milk.

Cowboy Cookies
1-1/3 C flour
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 C oatmeal
3/4 C m&m's
3/4 C chocolate ships
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C white sugar
1/2 C pecans, chopped
1/2 C butter, melted (1 stick)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 t vanilla extract
Melt the butter in a large bowl, whisk in the egg and vanilla.
(if using salted butter, omit the salt in the recipe)
Add the dry ingredients. Combine well and form into 1-1/2" balls.
Bake at 350 for 10-14 minutes.
You can also make cute jar gifts by layering the dry ingredients in a 1qt. jar in the order given.
For complete instructions go to Bakerella.