Sunday, May 31, 2009

kristin's lemon salmon linguine...

this dish is so yummy & easy!  the light lemon sauce is perfect for summer grilling.  it would be great with some grilled asparagus or some summer squash!  give it a try this week.


{Kristin’s Lemon Salmon Linguine}

1 TBSP butter

1 TBSP olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/2 cup chicken broth

1 TBSP fresh basil, chopped

1 tsp. grated lemon zest

3 TBSP fresh lemon juice

salt & pepper to taste

12 oz. linguine, cooked & drained

1 lb. salmon fillets

1/2 cup half & half or heavy cream

Pre heat broiler.  Spray broiler pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Warm butter & oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.  Add garlic & cook for 2 minutes.  Stir in chicken broth, basil, lemon zest & 2 TBSP lemon juice.  Season with salt & pepper.  Reduce heat to low & simmer for 5 minutes.

Place salmon on the prepared broiling pan.  Sprinkle with the remaining 1 TBSP lemon juice.  Broil, 4 inches away from heat, for 5 minutes per side, or until frish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Slowly stir half & half  into the butter & lemon mix in the sauce pan.  Pour half of the sauce over cooked linguine & toss lightly.  Place salmon over the pasta & pour the remaining sauce over the top.  Serve immediately.

** In the summer i usually grill the salmon topped with sliced lemon & butter.  turn carefully.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

katie's ham & swiss sliders...

i love these little sandwiches so much i can't even explain it in words!  they are delicious & oh so easy.  they are perfect as a little make ahead if you have a busy morning... now that summer is here!  or if you just want a pretty quick & easy dinner.  with a yummy pasta & potato salad, they would be great!  thanks kate for sharing:)

{katie's ham & swiss sliders}

24 good white rolls, if you are in utah we like shirley's or judy's
24 pieces good honey ham
24 small slices swiss cheese
1/3 mayo
1/3 cup miracle whip

{poppy seed sauce}

1 1/2 TBSP poppy seeds
1 1/2 TBSP yellow mustard
1 stick butter, melted
1 TBSP minced onion
1/2 tsp. worschestershire sauce

in a small bowl, mix together mayo & miracle whip.  spread into both sides of the center of each roll.  place a slice of ham & a slice of swiss inside of each roll.  close rolls & place into a large baking dish or heavy cookie sheet.  place very close together.
in a medium bowl, whisk together all of the poppy seed sauce ingredients.  pour evenly over all of the sandwiches.  let sit 10 minutes, or until butter sets slightly.  cover with foil & bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.  uncover & cook for 2 additional minutes.  serve warm.
** sandwiches can me assembled a day ahead & kept in the fridge ready to bake.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ruth Anne's Berry Citrus Salad...

{Ruth Anne's Berry Citrus Salad}

1 large bag spring mix baby lettuces
1 can mandarin oranges, well drained
1 pint black berries, rinsed & dried
1 pint strawberries, quartered
3/4 cup feta or Gorgonzola cheese
1/2 cup candied pecans

{fresh citrus vinaigrette}

Juice and zest of 2 oranges and 2 limes
1/4 c. sugar
2/3 c. oil
Shake well in a quart jar or whisk vigorously in a bowl.
Toss salad with dressing just before serving! Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dani's Hawaiian Beef Teriyaki...

this recipe is so yummy & really easy!  that's why i love it.  the key is to get good steak that is thinly sliced.  also, if you don't already use Calrose sticky rice... you have no idea what you're miss:)  pick some up today, you can cook it on the stove top or in a rice cooker.  you should be able to find it in either the rice or asian isle of your local grocer.

{Dani's Hawaiian Beef Teriyaki}

4-5 lbs. thinly sliced good steak
1 1/2 cup soy sauce
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 TBSP grated fresh ginger
2 TBSP fresh minced garlic
2 TBSP Sherry
1/4 cup oil
2 TBSP toasted sesame oil
2 green onions, chopped- garnish

In a medium bowl mix together soy sauce, sugars, ginger, garlic, sherry & oils.  Whisk until sugar is dissolved.  Place beef in a gallon sized ziploc bag.  Pour marinade over beef.  Refrigerate at least 4 hour up to overnight.  Preheat outdoor grill.  Remove beef from marinade & place on hot grill.  Cook on high heat only turning once.  
Place remaining marinade in a sauce pan & bring to a boil.  Reduce heat & simmer about 10 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken.  Serve steak on sticky rice, top with sauce & green onions.  

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Nakole's Tropical Spinach Salad...

this is another amazing recipe from my friend Nakole... who is ready to have a baby any day now:)  i think this is perfect for the upcoming grilling season.  it is sweet & savory & totally delicious!  give it a try for something scrumpiously different!

nakole's tropical spinach salad
{nakole's tropical spinach salad}

6-8 Strawberries, sliced
6 Kiwi, peeled & sliced
2 Mango, peeled & cubed
1 bag baby spinach
1 bag romaine lettuce
1 cup shredded mozerella cheese
1/2 Red Onion, thinly sliced

~Coconut Dressing~
2 cups Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Orange Marmalade
1/3 cup Major Greys Mango Chutney (by ketchup in store)
1- 15oz. can Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut (by mixed drinks in store)
~Makes a lot of dressing. You can cut it in half.

Dry Pineapple
Sesame Sticks
Banana Chips
Macadamia Nuts
~ I buy the Nutty Guy's brand for the Garnish.
*Also great with Chicken