Monday, April 15, 2019

Everyday Dorie - Salmon Burgers

Salmon Burgers
These salmon burgers are good and not difficult to make. It was a bit unsettling to put raw fish in the blender but it all worked out fine.  Some of the French Friday cooks warned that the burgers tend to not stick together and are difficult to turn but that wasn't my experience. It had nothing to do with my ability and everything to do with the salmon I am sure!

I made a relish of tomatoes, red onion and parsley! Worked great with the salmon.

Dorie recommends serving these with coleslaw or Basta Pasta Potato Salad and, feeling like an over achiever, I made both! I was uncertain about the potato salad because Gary loves potato salad and has often not liked it if I change up the recipe but there was no need to worry here! He loved it! I loved it! And while the burgers were good, the potato salad was exceptional! The slaw was great too!
Gratuitous baby picture of Savi's first trip to the zoo.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Everyday Dorie - Sweet Chili Chicken Thighs

This is our favorite Dorie recipe of all time! Simple, quick, delicious!

My picture doesn't do justice to this fabulous dish!

I don't know what else to say except I'm tired of the cold and ready for spring but we haven't experienced anything like my northern friends. Still, I'm over it!

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Bon app├ętit!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Everyday Dorie - Potato Chowder My Way

I've been a bit under the weather lately. I was tempted to pass on this recipe but I saw Mardi's picture on Instagram and thought I should get off the sofa and get it done, with a bit of help from my sous chef, Gary. While I've been sick Gary baked a ham (he did his best to keep me fed thru my illness) so I asked him to use the bone to make broth for the potato chowder. He not only boiled the bone, he defatted the broth and cubed some of the ham. Adrianna, over at Great Food 360, said she used parsnips in place of some of the potatoes in her recipe so I used parsnips and potatoes and carrots and then added a can of green beans. I also used leeks and onions and garlic. It was simple and quite delicious and just what my sore throat needed.

I have a troubled history with corn bread. I make it and its good. The problem is it almost always sticks to the pan. I know the secret is to get the pan hot, really hot before adding the cornbread batter but I guess I've never gotten it quite hot enough....until tonight. It was perfect except for a dime size spot right in the center. I accept that as cornbread's way of mocking me.

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