Pan-Seared Salmon

I saw an article for the best pan-seared salmon in one of my Cooks Illustrated magazines.  I’ve been wanting to try it.  I’ve put it off because it honestly seemed so simple  (just salt and pepper for flavoring) I didn’t think it could be anything special, but I was wrong.  The brine makes it so…

Shrimp Scampi

Guilty pleasure, I love buttery shrimp scampi and could eat piles of it on top of noodles.  Derek prefers it over rice.  This recipe is good and quick and easy. SHRIMP SCAMPI Ingredients: I lb raw shrimp, tail on (I usually take them off cuz it’s easier for my kids to eat that way- but…

Crab Cakes

I have a little barrel out near the garden that I plant seasonal fresh herbs in.  I always feel confined to choosing only as many as will fit with in the barrel.  This year I chose not to plant fresh dill in lieu of herbs I use more frequently.  However, to my excitement when I…

Pancit Salad

Derek served his mission in the Philippines.  When we were dating and early in our marriage he took me to Filipino restaurants on occasion.  I always felt the food was just ok.  After a few years and the excitement of the mission had worn off a bit, Derek began to agree with me.  One of…

Steamed Salmon with Mustard Greens, Soy Sauce and Ginger

Derek planted a mystery lettuce type plant in our garden this year.  After it grew a little, I identified it as mustard greens.  No worries, I love mustard greens especially cooked with this salmon on top.  Pretty sure I cut this recipe out of a newspaper years ago, and it was a good find.  Kind…

Honey-Coriander Glazed Salmon

 I know Martha Stewart was slightly tainted by that whole jailbird thing, but I still love her.  I love her food, I love her style, I love her magazine, I love her now home line.  I love Martha Stewart!  I feel like she represents simple elegance.  As a wedding gift, my step Mom (at the…