Monday, October 24, 2016

Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil

Another great recipe from Facebook... from Cafe Delites.  I love my fish on the drier side.... and crusty around the edges.  I baked it according to directions and then cut it in half and broiled it 8 - 10 minutes or until I thought it looked perfect.  I thought it was WAY yummy!

Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil (adapted from Cafe Delites)

1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup honey
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 1/2 lb side of salmon (I bought a fillet from Costco with no skin)
sea salt to taste
cracked pepper to taste
lemon slices to serve
fresh parsley ( i used dried)

Preheat oven to 375.  In a small sauce pan, melt the butter of low-medium heat.  Add the honey, garlic and lemon - whisking until the honey has melted and mixture is heated through. Make a packet with foil - one piece on the bottom with the side curved up.  Lay the salmon on top.  Pour the butter/honey mixture over the salmon slowly so it stays in the bottom piece of foil Sprinkle with a good amount of seal salt, cracked pepper and sprinkle with parsley.  Lay the other piece over the foil and crimp the edges together to completely seal the packet.

Bake until cooked through -a bout 15 - 18 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon and your preference.  Open the foil, being careful of steam.  Broil or grill 2 - 3 minutes to reach desired texture.

 ( I cut our salmon fillet in half and broiled in a separate pan without the juice for 8 - 10 minutes to reach the texture I like)

Garnish with parsley and serve with fresh lemon slices!


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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Caramel Corn

I am always looking for new "snack mix" type recipes to take to different large group events.  I make Texas Trash and The World's Best Snack Mix all of the time.  I love this new recipe for Caramel Corn - it got great reviews from my preschool teacher friends!  Southern Living is my go to all of my favorite recipes!  I found this recipe in my October 2015 magazine!

I doubled the recipe.  I have two large foil pans that I use for all of my snack mix recipes.  One large double bag of Vic's popcorn worked great.  I used one silver bag of popcorn for each container.  I also heat the sauce in two separate pans... so I don't goof and pour it unevenly!

I didn't add the peanuts because of several new allergies in friends and family!

Yum - enjoy!

Caramel Popcorn (adapted from Southern Living)

15 cups popped popcorn (about 3/4 cup kernels)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1/2 cup dark corn syrup (I used light corn syrup)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 cup salted, roasted dry roasted peanuts (optional)
1  10.5 oz pkg of candy coated pieces (I used M & M's but could use Reese's pieces) (optional)

Preheat oven to 325.  Spray a foil pan lightly with cooking spray.  Pour popcorn in pan.  In a small saucepan over medium - low heat, melt butter and add brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.  Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.  Pour over popcorn and gently stir to coat.  

Bake at 325 for 25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.  If adding peanuts, add during last 5 minutes. Remove from oven and spread on lightly sprayed wax paper, gently separating as you spread it.  Cool completely for 20 minutes,  Break apart large pieces.  Stir in candy pieces.