Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It's Wednesday. So What's Cooking?

Salmon on the Grill, Rice, and Broccoli Stir-fry

One last outdoor grill recipe before Indian summer turns into Old Man Winter. I am not a fish lover, especially salmon, but this recipe has won me over. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Salmon on the Grill
Rice
Broccoli Stir-fry
Chardonnay Wine



Salmon on the Grill
1 pound salmon filet
1 bottle Italian salad dressing – I prefer the low or no fat type
1 fresh lime
Pam


 
Place the salmon in a plastic bag. Squeeze the lime juice over the fish. Pour in enough salad dressing to cover the filets. Seal the bag and gently move it around to completely submerge the fish. Insert the salmon bag into a glass or aluminum bowl just large enough to hold the marinade in place. Marinade 3 hours or so, but not longer than 6.

Heat grill to medium. Spray Pam onto a doubled sheet of aluminum foil. Lay the prepared foil on the grill, then add the fish skin side up. Grill 7 minutes each side. Turn once. Scrape off the silver skin before you serve the salmon.

Dress up the salmon when you serve it by sprinkling a little fresh, chopped parsley over the fish. No fresh? Dried works just as well. The chopped green from onions/scallions works nicely, too.

Rice
Use your favorite brand of rice, mine is Uncle Ben’s Original. Prepare with fresh or canned chicken broth in place of water.

Cook per package directions.

Broccoli Stir-fry
4 mini carrots sliced on an angle
½ cup olive oil – possibly more
½ medium onion sliced
1 inch piece gingerroot peeled and cut into strips
1 head broccoli trimmed and cut into florets
½ small sweet red pepper cored, seeded and cut into strips
½ small yellow pepper cored, seeded and cut into strips
2 large garlic cloves pressed
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
2 green onions sliced on an angle
5 mini Bello mushrooms cleaned and sliced into thirds
1 tbsp. lime or lemon juice

Have all the ingredients prepped and on the counter before you begin cooking.

In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium high heat until it begins to shimmer. Add onion, carrot and gingerroot. Sauté until carrot is almost soft. Test by inserting a toothpick into the carrot. Remove as many gingerroot pieces as you can find. Don’t worry if some are left in the pan.

Add broccoli, red and yellow peppers, and garlic. Sprinkle on red pepper flakes. Stir constantly to insure broccoli is well coated with the oil. Add more oil if necessary. Squeeze on the lime or lemon juice. Sauté 2 - 4 minutes, but be sure the broccoli and peppers still have crunch to them.

Blend in green onions and mushrooms. Sauté until mushrooms are heated through. Serve quickly.

Serves 4 - 6

Have a wonderful weekend. I'll be back Monday with S.G. Rogers. Until then...

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Sloane Taylor
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4 comments:

  1. I can't stand salmon normally, but I would give this a try. Oh Karyn...LOL

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    1. Tell her I'll bring the wine.:)

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  2. Now this sounds like a heart-healthy dish! Even with the wine - my fav, a Chardonnay! Here's to your health, Ms. Sloane! The best is yet to come! Salute!

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    1. Glad you like it. Remember - a glass of wine is good for your cholesterol. Mine must be about zero now. lol

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