Best Salmon Marinade

Best Salmon Marinade

Put fennel seeds in coffee grinder and pulse to chop roughly. Mix with rest of dry ingredients.

Rinse and dry the salmon filet, drizzle and rub olive oil on top and bottom. Add salt and pepper to taste, grind lemon peel over salmon filet and sprinkle the marinade to cover the fish. Let rest for at least 30 minutes before cooking. You may pan-fry, just be careful to not burn marinade on the fish.


Grilled Salmon Skewers With Peanut Sauce

Salmon skewers with peanut sauce

If you like salmon like we do you are probably looking for alternative ways to cook it. Well here is a tasty twist on the chicken satay with ingredients you can probably find in your pantry. This is an adaptation of 2 recipes we found online from 2 creative recipes which we link to below. Feel free to try your own experiments. This dish goes very well over a simple with white rice.

1.5 lbs Wild Salmon -- skinless
2 Limes --thinly sliced

Carolina-Mexican Barbecued Ribs

Carolina (Mexican) Barbecued Ribs

Serve these delicious ribs with watermelon slices and home made coleslaw on the side.

Ingredients for ribs:
2 sides pork baby back ribs or your favorite ribs
1/4 C chile powder (Gebhardt)
1 Tbsp ground black pepper (we use roasted peppercorns, then grind with coffee grinder)
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp Roasted Chile Ancho & Pasilla Chile Powder (Get these chiles dried from the supermarket. Clean seeds and stems, toast in oven then grind in coffee grinder)
2 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp dried thyme


Chicken Pot Pie

From "Cook Your Meals the Lazy Way": This recipe relies almost entirely on commercial ingredients not least of which is the meat from a rotisserie chicken (or left over chicken meat from another dish), and yet the result is utterly delicious. You'll need a powdered biscuit mix (such as Bisquick) to make the topping. You can usually buy it in small amounts, packaged with just enough for 1 or 2 recipes, if you don't want a whole box-full.

chicken pot pie

Raspberry Tart

This is one of our favorite tarts - tart meaning not too sweet. And that is where the lavender honey comes in, in case you want it a little sweeter. Such a refreshing treat. Enjoy!

Stove-Top Popcorn!

You don't need a microwave oven to make good popcorn just fresh corn kernels, the right pan, oil and your stove. Popping kernels on the stove is more fun and exciting!

Popcorn Kernels

Roasted Beets

Roasted beets are delicious and easy to make. They go well with salads, meat, and alone as a quick snack. Just add a little olive oil, salt and a squeeze of lemon.

Roasted Beets

Olive Oil Poached Halibut with Roasted Beets and Blood Oranges

Poaching fish in olive oil gives it a luxe texture. Don't think the fish is going to be oily or greasy as a result because it's not. In fact, poaching --the gentlest form of cooking-- gives the fish a terrific, clean flavor. Halibut is fairly bland, so it needs the flavor intensity that the beets and blood oranges supply.

Halibut Fillet


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