Mediterranean Style Salmon

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Since finding out that I like salmon (specifically Northwest Salmon) I've been enjoying experimenting with different ways to prepare and serve this delightful fish!   One of my new favorites is making Mediterranean Style Salmon. This is one of my Restaurant Style Dishes that you can make easily in your own home in less time than it takes to … [Read more...]

How to Make Quick and Easy Stir Fry Dishes

Shrimp Stir Fry

What could be better than an quick and easy stir fry dish for dinner tonight?  Creating a healthy and delicious dinner in just minutes using a variety of fresh vegetables and proteins changing with the seasons or your cravings. Especially when its a one pan meal!  You can use a wok if  you have one, a large saute pan, or a sauteuse like I … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Ginger Beer Barbecue Baby Back Ribs

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It may be hard to believe but up until last year I had never owned or used a slow cooker.    I know, crazy isn't it!   Well one taste of these Slow Cooker Ginger Beer Barbecue Ribs has made me a slow cooker convert! If they were any easier to make they'd make themselves, and as for flavor......they were fall off the bone … [Read more...]

Chicken Picante – The Art of Saute

Chicken Picatta

Cooking at home is easier than you think and good portion of my dishes are done in a saute pan just the same as I would in a restaurant kitchen.   It's a quick and easy way to prepare dinner allowing versatility in the ingredients and rewarding your efforts with delicious results! On todays Around the Kitchen Table I started a new series called … [Read more...]

How to Poach Mahi-Mahi

how to poach fish

Poaching Mahi-Mahi is a delicious and easy way to serve this fish, and the technique also works well with other varieties of fish.  Its a great way to prepare Tuna, Swordfish, Salmon and many other types of fish. Poaching fish is easier than you think and a wonderful way to not only cook fish quickly, but also helping to keep it moist and … [Read more...]

Three Bean Bourbon Chicken Chili

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  One of the dishes I remember most as a child was Chili con Carne.  Not true Texas Chili mind you, but a more Tex-Mex version including beans and served with homemade flour tortillas fresh off the griddle.   I tend to make a mess when I eat chili without silverware, scooping up that rich spicy chili with a half of a tortilla.......sigh   I … [Read more...]

Blackened Salmon with a Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

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Northwest Coho Salmon has made a salmon lover out of me and that's saying a lot! I hate to admit that I never really enjoyed the taste of salmon until I tried Coho.  And my lightly blackened salmon recipe with a gorgonzola cream sauce is the first of many salmon recipes to come.  Who knew I would end up loving salmon after all these years of … [Read more...]

Lobster Chowder Recipe

soup, bisque

It doesn't have to be winter to be soup season, especially when the soup you're making (or eating) is Lobster Chowder.  When Lisa and I go out to eat we're always on the lookout for delicious starters and good homemade soups always fall into that category. When I first met Lisa many years ago she didn't like lobster, she was a blue claw crab … [Read more...]