Cooking Salmon & Scallops!!

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This week I was at one of our store cooking up seafood in a “Seafood Market” Demonstration I had Salmon, Scallops & Mussels, showing people really how easy it is to cook seafood 🙂

Scallops with the Garlic, Dill & Lemon Marinade

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As I started it was a little slow so I was able to take a couple of pictures 🙂

It was a great weekend Seafood and Wine sample can’t go wrong with that 🙂

First I must share my new duds 🙂 I am going “green” 😛

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This picture is the Salmon with the Asian Marinade, you can see a great char on the salmon from the sugar, this added a great smokiness to the salmon, with the hint of soy sauce and ginger.  This salmon was melt in your mouth good!!! 🙂

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Salmon with the Garlic, Dill & Lemon Marinade

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Seafood Marinades

Asian Marinade

1 lb. salmon fillets
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp. fresh garlic, minced
2 tbsp. brown sugar
3 tbsp. lite soy sauce
1/3 cup light beer
zest of 2 limes

Combine juice, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sugar, lime zest and beer in zip-loc bag and shake to mix, then add salmon, refrigerate at least 3 hours or up to 8 hours.  Drain liquid and pat dry salmon, brush salmon with a little oil and cook as desired.

Garlic, Dill & Lemon Marinade

1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup fresh dill, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 – 1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
zest of 2 lemons

Add all to a shallow container or zip-loc bag, add your seafood let marinade for 15 – 30 mins.  Then cook as desired, you could just roll your fillets, scallops or shrimp in the marinade then cook immediately.

I hope your try these recipes!!!  And of course in my Planking…blog I could not say enough about the Skuna Bay Salmon and that is what I used again this weekend and it is just so GOOD!!!!  So go buy it, find it!!!  Enjoy!!

Planking????

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Do you “Plank”?

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I am talking about cedar planking, using cedar planks for cooking on your grill 🙂

This was another part of my cooking class, using cedar planks and cedar papers.

Cooking on cedar planks is really a lot of fun, instead of me trying to explain this is a great website that will give you all information you will need.

http://www.cedargrilling.com/art.htm

The salmon that I used is Skuna Bay Salmon and if you have never had it you really need to try to find it in your area, we are the only store that carries it in our area.  It’s mild, buttery, fresh and tender, it really is the best salmon I have ever had, check out the website for Skuna Bay Salmon.

http://www.skunasalmon.com/

Few more picture of the Class, grilling the salmon planks and the delicious out come 🙂

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This marinade is so good, and really easy, you can double it and keep it in your fridge for up to 2 weeks.  It was great on the salmon, but also very good on the Cod, Shrimp and Scallops, very one just loved it.
This also would be great on grilled veggies and slice crusty bread, just brush over the bread then grill the slices…YUM!!!

Garlic, Lemon, Dill Seafood Marinade

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1/2 cup olive oil
4 large cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh dill, finely chopped
zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper

1 pound seafood – Fish, Shrimp or Scallops work well

Mix together oil, garlic, dill, lemon zest, salt and pepper, place seafood in a ziploc bag and pour marinade over top and set aside for 15 – 30 minutes.

Cook as you desire.

Also I did cod with roasted red pepper strips and asparagus in the Cedar papers and grilled them.   This marinade would be great on that too, but what I did for the class is just tossed everything in olive oil, salt, pepper and grated fresh garlic…very good as well 🙂

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It’s summer time and grilling is in full force, well except if you live here in the Ohio valley we need a canoe to get to the grill 🙂   It just will not stop raining…but today

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And the Flowers are blooming

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So if you love grilling just as much as I do, then act quick in between the rainy days and make this easy marinade.

This is great on beef, chicken or pork.

All you need is

1/2 cup olive oil
4 green onions, rough chopped
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 large garlic cloves
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
3 tbsp. dark brown sugar

Place all ingredients in the blender or food processor for 1 minute, pour over meat and let marinate.

If you are using Flank Steak (as I did) or Flat Iron – marinade over night or at least for 6 hours, Chicken or Pork – 4 to 6 hours, or you can leave them overnight as well.

Okay now start your GRILLS!!!!!! 😛

Enjoy!!!

S’Meaches!!!!

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S’Meaches…………………WHAT THE HECK ARE S’Meaches??????????????????????????

That is what everyone has been asking me since I’ve told them I’m going to make S’Meaches!!!

It’s like S’Mores but with peaches and a little kick 😉

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Funny I first heard about S’Meaches in a meeting at work, the video (below) is going to be featured in a few of our stores on huge TV Screens to promote the great tasting peaches we have for sale.

Click this link below for the video

https://vimeo.com/28647609

They are some good peaches too…I’ve been adding them to salads, oatmeal, making my spicy peach chicken, I could go on and on 🙂

But I want to talk about S’Meaches….this is not my recipe, this recipe is all over the internet but of course I have to change it 🙂

Only thing I did was use 2 peach slices and 2 marshmallows…next time I would add some cinnamon to the brown sugar, but using cinnamon graham crackers would do the trick too 🙂
I just thought 2 peaches would make it better and of course adding a second marshmallow made it even gooier 😛 

So if you don’t have a huge fire to cook these at then just use your grill just like I did…let’s take a look 🙂

Ingredients

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Slice peaches, mix cayenne and brown sugar together
(next time I will add the cinnamon)

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dredge slices in brown sugar mixture

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add peach slices to a skewer

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 I grill peaches first, until tender and caramelized

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add marshmallows, hold over grill until lightly brown

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ready for graham crackers

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marshmallow down with peach on top then top with another marshmallow

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Eat and enjoy!!!

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Recipe

1 peach, sliced into 8 slices and halved horizontally

8 marshmallows

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp. cinnamon (i will add this next time)

Graham Crackers

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Mix the cayenne, cinnamon and brown sugar, and dredge the peaches in it.
Put 2 slices on skewer, grill over a medium-low flame until caramelized and brown, add 2 marshmallows and toast over flame until light brown.

Break graham crackers into 2 pieces, add marshmallows to top and to bottom piece, then add peaches, put them both together and Enjoy!!!

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So quick and easy!!!!!  Try it at your next grill out!!!

 

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