Showing posts from October, 2012

Teriyaki Salmon Recipe

This teriyaki salmon recipe is one of my "quick and easy" dishes.  In the time it takes you to steam some rice to go along with it, you will have your teriyaki sauce made and your salmon broiled. Teriyaki Salmon Recipe In a small bowl, whisk together: 1 Tbsp +1 tsp gluten-free tamari 1 tsp rice vinegar 2 tsp sugar 1 Tbsp kirin (rice wine) When the sugar is mostly dissolved, take a taste of the sauce.  It should taste balanced out between the salty, sweet, and sour.  It will sort of "sing" on your tongue.  If it seems out of balance, try adjusting with the ingredient that's lacking.  When you have the sauce how you want it, add any or all of these optional items: 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp hot chili oil 1/2 clove minced garlic 1/2 tsp minced ginger or ginger powder Put the on a broiler-safe dish: 1 pound salmon fillet, cut into single portions I use my cast-iron grill .  Baste the salmon with some of the teriyaki sauce and pla

Slow-cooked Salmon

One night my cooking partner was in charge of buying ingredients for dinner.  I was in the mood for salmon, and he got a very nice-looking piece.  Good salmon is plentiful here in the Pacific Northwest.  The thing is, we eat salmon a lot.  We have our standard ways of cooking it, like this Salmon Paprika  recipe that I do pretty often.  This time I wanted something really different.  After a quick search on one of my favorite food blogs, No Recipes , I found this recipe for Slow-Roasted Salmon .  I took the idea and modified it on a whim. Here's the concept: cook your salmon at a very low heat.  This way, you avoid over-cooking it and you get a really tender piece of fish. Simple, eh?  Why didn't I think of that?!  I have struggled with cooking salmon on a really hot flame and pulling it off at that moment of complete perfection.  With the slow cooking technique, there's no risk in ending up with a dry, chewy piece of fish. Slow-cooked Salmon Recipe: Heat the o

Fast, Easy Chicken Stew

Portland has been unusually dry this summer.  For weeks I've been dreading the day the beautiful weather would end.  It's been one of those eternal summers that makes me feel like warm, beautiful weather would be my privilege forever.  Now I see that tomorrow it's going to rain, and I'm surprisingly happy about it.  Endless summer takes its toll: the ground is dry and hard, there have been wild fires all over the state, and the air is thick with smoky haze.  It's time for this state and this city to get renewed.  The coming week of rain will be like a spa vacation for Oregon. Today was probably my last big harvest day at my garden.  I finally had to rip up the last of the sunflowers and the squash plant that kept on giving like it would never die.  I picked some carrots, and the ones left behind will be happy about the rain when it comes.  I still have lots of tomatoes on the vine, and I picked those that looked full-size.  I have this Sun Gold tomato plant t