Date: July 31st, 2012
Modifications: Once again, used red white vinegar instead of white for the dressing. We just used one fairly large salmon filet, and broiled it instead of grilling. We did top with feta since we had some on hand.
Time to table: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 adults, 1 tiny toddler portion (but none of them were too big – we were anticipating 2 adults, but my sister stopped over so we made it work)
Annie: Like (all elements other than lettuce at least, and especially loved those almonds)
Notes: This was yet another great summer meal, and bonus points because it’s super quick. We served this with some bread. I really like entree salads sometimes, Ben isn’t so much of a fan, but even he enjoyed this.
Time to table: 35 minutes
Modifications: I just used a single 1lb salmon filet.
Servings: 2.5 adult servings
Notes: We made steamed broccoli and mashed potatoes for our sides and this turned out really good. I liked baking the salmon rather than broiling it, as it takes some guesswork out of cooking. I managed to time the potatoes and broccoli just right as well, so it was all hot when we sat down to eat.
Date: July 10th, 2011
- 1/2 pound salmon filet (any size works, just make sure to cook it long enough)
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- cream cheese
Slather the salmon in olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste. Fire up your smoking apparatus (I used an electric smoker) and smoke the salmon for 60-90 minutes until done.
Time to table: 5 minutes prep, 60-90 minutes cooking time
Servings: Hard to say, as this is more of an appetizer. Maybe 6 adults?
Annie: Love (might have been the cream cheese and crackers, but who knows??)
Notes: Our friend Scott was coming over for breakfast with his son Simon, my intention was to have this as an appetizer before breakfast was ready but it ended up being done right about the time the meal was finished anyways, oh well.
My dad has made this several times at their house and I was trying to replicate his recipe. When I called to ask what it was, he was reluctant to give me his “special recipe”, then proceeded to tell me it was just olive oil and salt and pepper. Thanks for sharing the family secrets Dad! It didn’t taste the same however, I don’t think I used enough salt. This was my first foray into smoking, with the recently acquired smoker (more details on that in a future post).
UPDATE: My dad now tells me this morning that he forgot to mention that I should also brine the salmon for 12-14 hours, I guess there IS a family secret!
Date: June 28th, 2011
Pesto: http://erinkristine.blogspot.com/2008/07/pesto-mmm.html (This batch was probably double that recipe since we had a lot of garlic scapes from the CSA)
Time to table: 30 minutes, we made the pesto ahead of time
Servings: about 4 adult servings
Annie: Like (only after she got a fork)
Notes: We’ve made this quite a few times now, Erin blogged about it awhile ago on her blog. I love this dish for how easy it is, especially if the pesto is already made.