Saturday, September 20, 2008

Super quick onion soup

Serves two but can be multipled to your heart's content

2 T butter
1 Sweet onion, sliced thin
1 t thyme
1 t salt
1 t pepper
1-2 cans beef stock
2 T Sherry

Saute onion slices in butter until translucent. Add salt, pepper, and thyme, and stir a minute. Add stock till soup is desired consistency, less if you want it chunky, more if you want it with more liquid. Add 2 T of sherry or more or less depending on taste. Simmer 5 miutes. Done. If you want top with a crustry bred and some cheese and melt it under the broiler.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Crunchy Asian-Style Salad

4 T Apricot Marmalade
2 T Hoisin sauce (available in asian section of grocery store)
3 T Rice Vinegar
2 T toasted sesame oil
7 T other favorite salad oil (grapeseed is my favorite)

1 jimica cut into slivers or bite size pieces
2 red bell peppers cut into bite size pieces
3 C snow peas
1 leek washed and chopped
1/8 sesame seeds

Whisk the first five ingredients together in a salad bowl. Dump in veggies and toss. Sprinkle sesame seeds in and mix. Crunchy, sweet and tangy.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Super Easy Grilled Salmon with Dijon sauce

Salmon - whatever size you want
Dijon mustard

I'm sorry I don't measure! Eyeball the sauce proportions. Extra is good :)

For a quick easy salmon marinade:

Mix 2 parts plain yogurt with 1 part dijon mustard.
Add a few pinches of dill.

Spread the mixture on the salmon right before grilling.
Save some extra sauce for passing.