Dijon and Panko-Crusted Salmon AND Blendtec Blender Giveaway Winner

Dijon and Panko-Crusted Salmon AND Blendtec Blender Giveaway Winner

by Pam on September 23, 2012

My husband dropped my son off at a buddies house yesterday for a sleepover and came home with a large fillet of freshly caught king salmon.  Thank you so much for the beautiful fish Gery, Amy, Gavin, and Jason!  I decided to try something new instead of my usual Salmon with Garlic, Lemon, and Dill[1].  I found a delicious looking recipe by Ina Garten[2] that looked too good to resist and I had all the ingredients on hand – you can’t beat that!  Instead of cutting the fish into 4 even pieces, I just cooked it a little longer and left it whole.  The Dijon gave the fish a wonderful flavor and the panko gave it a great texture.  It was perfectly cooked, tender, and absolutely fantastic!  My kids loved it, especially with lemon juice squeezed on top.  We gobbled up every last bite of this salmon. Freshly caught fish is the BEST!

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Combine the panko crumbs with the parsley, lemon zest, minced garlic, olive oil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Combine with your fingers until evenly mixed.

Spoon the Dijon mustard on top of the salmon and spread evenly.  Season the fish with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper.  Press the panko mixture thickly on to of the mustard… the mustard will help the panko adhere.

Heat the vegetable oil in a OVEN PROOF skillet or Dutch oven.  When the oil is very hot, add the salmon fillet, skin side down, and sear for 3-4 minutes, without turning, to brown the skin.

Transfer the pan to the hot oven for 15-20 minute or until an internal temperature of the thickest part of the salmon reads 125-130 degrees.  Remove from the oven and cover with a tin foil tent for 5-10 minutes.  Serve the salmon hot or at room temperature with lemon wedges.  Enjoy.

GIVEAWAY WINNER:

Drum-roll please…. The winner of the  Blendtec Blender Classic Wildside[3], the Twister Jar[4] attachment, and Fresh Blends Recipes Book[5] is comment number 1135:

Ian — September 22, 2012 @ 12:03 pm[6] 

I’d love to say I would make some really great condiment or sauce, but actually the kids would probably beg for smoothies first!

Congratulations Ian!  I am so excited for you… this blender is truly amazing!  Please e-mail me your mailing address (street address) as soon as possible so Blendtec can send you your blender package.

Side Note: If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. 

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Dijon and Panko-Crusted Salmon




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 20 min.

Total Time: 30 min.



Ingredients:

3/4 cup of plain panko crumbs
2 tbsp of fresh parsley, minced
Zest of one lemon
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 tsp olive oil
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 large king salmon filet
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp canola oil
Lemon wedges, for serving

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Combine the panko crumbs with the parsley, lemon zest, minced garlic, olive oil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Combine with your fingers until evenly mixed.

Spoon the Dijon mustard on top of the salmon and spread evenly. Season the fish with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. Press the panko mixture thickly on to of the mustard… the mustard will help the panko adhere.

Heat the vegetable oil in a OVEN PROOF skillet or Dutch oven. When the oil is very hot, add the salmon fillet, skin side down, and sear for 3-4 minutes, without turning, to brown the skin.

Transfer the pan to the hot oven for 15-20 minute or until an internal temperature of the thickest part of the salmon reads 125-130 degrees. Remove from the oven and cover with a tin foil tent for 5-10 minutes. Serve the salmon hot or at room temperature with lemon wedges. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Ina Garten

References

  1. ^ Salmon with Garlic, Lemon, and Dill (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Ina Garten (www.foodnetwork.com)
  3. ^ Blendtec Blender Classic Wildside (www.blendtec.com)
  4. ^ Twister Jar (www.blendtec.com)
  5. ^ Fresh Blends Recipes Book (www.blendtec.com)
  6. ^ 12:03 pm (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  7. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich

Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich

by Pam on September 19, 2012

I made this for lunch and I am telling you, it was SERIOUSLY delicious!  I loved the sweet tomatoes and caramelized onion on top of the toasted artisan bread topped with the salty ham and the creamy Swiss cheese.  The combination of flavors and textures was superb and definitely worth the time it took to make it.  I have a feeling I’ll be making this one again soon.

Place the 2 teaspoons of oil into a skillet over medium heat.  Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring often, for 20 minutes, or until caramelized and golden brown.  Season with sea salt, to taste.  Side Note: If the skillet gets dry, add a tablespoon of water or two.  Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with tin foil.

While the oven is preheating, heat the same skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.  Add the tomatoes and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until the tomatoes are softened and starting to burst.  Remove from heat.

Spread the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on each piece of artisan bread.  Layer the bread with the caramelized onions, tomatoes, ham, and Swiss cheese.  Place on the baking sheet and place into the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.  Remove from the oven and serve immediately.  Enjoy.

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Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich




Yield: 1

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 30 min.

Total Time: 40 min.



Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
1/2 red onion, sliced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Handful of grape tomatoes
2 thin slices of artisan bread
Mayonnaise, to taste
Dijon mustard, to taste
Ham, to taste
1 slice of Swiss cheese, cut in half

Directions:

Place the 2 teaspoons of oil into a skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring often, for 20 minutes, or until caramelized and golden brown. Season with sea salt, to taste. Side Note: If the skillet gets dry, add a tablespoon of water or two. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil.

While the oven is preheating, heat the same skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Add the tomatoes and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until the tomatoes are softened and starting to burst. Remove from heat.

Spread the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on each piece of artisan bread. Layer the bread with the caramelized onions, tomatoes, ham, and Swiss cheese. Place on the baking sheet and place into the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Oatmeal Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Chips

Oatmeal Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Chips

by Pam on September 18, 2012

I wanted to make a special treat for the kids today but I didn’t want to go to the store.  I finally found this recipe on Andrea Meyers[1] site that wasn’t filled with sugar and butter and used whole wheat flour and oatmeal to make these bars tasty and sweet while being a little bit healthier.  They were fun and easy to make and they put a huge smile on both of my kids faces.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Coat an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray.

Cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar together with a mixer until creamy and smooth.  Add the egg, peanut butter, and vanilla and beat until creamy and well combined.

Combine the oatmeal, whole wheat flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.  Add the oatmeal mixture to the butter mixture and mix well.  Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish.  The filling will be sticky so wet your hands to pat the dough down into the pan.

Place into the oven to bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.

While the cookie base is baking combine the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk together until well combined.  Place the mixture into a small ziplock bag and seal.

Remove the cookie base from the oven and pour the chocolate chips on top while it’s still hot so the chocolate chips will melt and ooze all over the cookie base.   Cut a small piece out of the corner of the bag filled with the glaze then drizzle the peanut butter glaze on top of the chocolate chips.  Allow to cool before cutting into bars and serving.  Enjoy.

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Oatmeal Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Chips




Yield: 8

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 15-17 min.

Total Time: 25-27 min.



Ingredients:

Cookie Base:

4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 small egg, slightly beaten
2 1/2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
6 oz semisweet mini chocolate chips

GLAZE:

1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
1-2 tbsp milk (depending on how thick you want the glaze)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray.

Cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar together with a mixer until creamy and smooth. Add the egg, peanut butter, and vanilla and beat until creamy and well combined.
Combine the oatmeal, whole wheat flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Add the oatmeal mixture to the butter mixture and mix well. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish. The filling will be sticky so wet your hands to pat the dough down into the pan.

Place into the oven to bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.

While the cookie base is baking combine the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk together until well combined. Place the mixture into a small ziplock bag and seal.

Remove the cookie base from the oven and pour the chocolate chips on top while it’s still hot so the chocolate chips will melt and ooze all over the cookie base. Cut a small piece out of the corner of the bag filled with the glaze then drizzle the peanut butter glaze on top of the chocolate chips. Allow to cool before cutting into bars and serving. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Andrea Meyers

References

  1. ^ Andrea Meyers (andreasrecipes.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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