Friday, July 25, 2008

Quick and Easy!

These two recipes come from Jeanni Thomas who is one of the most wonderful cooks I have ever met. Thank you Jeanni for sharing.

Grilled Salmon w/ citrus sauce

Heat grill to med. high. Rub salmon w/ 1 tsp. sesame oil, juice from ½ lemon. Sprinkle lightly w/ garlic powder, salt, pepper, dill and rosemary.. Let salmon marinate for at least 20 minutes. Lightly oil grates ; place salmon, skin side up on grill..Cook about 4 min. on each side, or until opaque throughout and flaky. Serve salmon w/ warmed citrus sauce. Citrus sauce!! In a small skillet over med. heat, boil ½ cup oj, ¼ cup fresh lime juice(about 1 whole lime) . Whisk in 2 tabs. honey, 2 tsps.dijon mustard and 2 tabs. olive oil. Simmer 8-12 min, until reduced to ½ cup liquid… Drizzle warm sauce over salmon on a salad bed, or salmon over steamed rice.

Sauce compliments grilled halibut as well.

Smoked Salmon Quesadillas
Tortillas(preferably spinach, but flour or roasted tomato would work well too) Cream cheese seasoned w/ chives & onions Roasted chopped shallots(can be raw if preferred) red onion is ok too ½ roasted red pepper, diced Lemon juice Smoked salmon Spread cream cheese over tortilla. Layer smoked salmon bits, roasted shallots, diced red pepper, drizzle w/ lemon juice. Fold over tortilla and grill until lightly toasted. Or toast in oven at 350 about 8 min. or lightly browned. Season sour cream w/ lemon juice, a light sprinkle of dill and dried chives.

Serve quesadillas warm w/ a dollop of seasoned sour cream.

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