Sunday, October 16, 2011

How To week and Simple Salmon

This week is How To week. I am going to share simple recipes with you on how to cook basic food. I want my blog to be for home cooks of all levels. So this week is geared towards newbies but an old cook can learn something too hopefully; maybe a new food or new way of cooking an old food. I hope you learn something and have fun along the way!

Simple Salmon
Serves: 4
1 lb skinless salmon
1/2 tsp olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
sea salt

Place salmon on a cookie sheet lightly greased with olive oil. Drizzle salmon with 1/2 tsp olive oil. Rub into flesh. Sprinkle salmon with pepper and sea salt. Roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork.

Brussel sprouts are good a lot of ways, but i most commonly saute or roast them. Below is a recipe for sauteed brussel sprouts that I made using ingredients from my pantry. They were delicious. Enjoy!

Sauteed Brussel Sprouts
Serves: 4
1 lb brussel sprouts, rinsed, stem end removed and cut sprout in half vertically
olive oil
1/4 cup organic, 1/3 less sodium vegetable broth
1/8 cup dried cranberries
1/8 cup pecans
1 tsp blue cheese crumbles

Add 1 tsp olive oil to a large saute pan. Heat pan over medium heat. Add brussel sprouts and cook 5 minutes or until outside of sprouts start to brown. Add vegetable broth and cook 10 minutes until sprouts are tender. If pan starts to dry up, add a little more broth or reduce heat. Once sprouts are tender, add cranberries and pecans. Cook 1 minute. Stir in freshly ground black pepper and sea salt. 
Serve topped with blue cheese. 

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