Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Salmon Marinated in Oriental Sauce

I was looking for a different way to prepare salmon fillets and I came across this recipe on
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The recipe calls for cooking the fish on a grill, but I cooked it in a pan.

This is how I prepared it.
12 oz salmon
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1/8 cup oil (I used olive oil, but you can use vegetable oil)
2 garlic gloves minced
salt and pepper to taste

To prepare the marinade stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and oil in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved. Pour over fish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Lightly oil your pan. Bring heat to medium high. Place salmon in the pan along with the marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. The marinade will reduce and glaze your salmon.

Although I made a rice packet as a side, I just had too fry up some plantians. :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Crock Pot Beef Roast

When it comes to home cooking there is no recipe that needs to be followed exactly (unless you're baking).  I use what's at hand, and most of the time I eyeball the measurements.  Today I am making a beef roast in the crock pot.  Being a Cuban married to an American, it is only natural that I have also married the ingredients.  For a Cuban recipe I would have chopped onions; I substituted Lipton's onion soup mix, and I would have used tomato paste; I used bbq sauce.

3 lb round roast
1 pkg Lipton's beefy onion soup mix
1 cup water
6-8 cloves garlic, pressed
1 cup wine (I only had white, but dry sherry or red would be fine)
2 tsp bbq sauce
1 bay leaf

salt to taste

Set your crock pot to high if you're home, or to low if you're leaving it to cook all day. Toss all your ingredients in, cover and walk away.

I went back and added two potatoes, carrots and olives in final two hours of cooking. These could have been added from the start, but my potatoes were already boiled from the previous day and I din't want them falling apart. Like I said, whatever is at hand.