Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bagels with Lox

What a great reason to wake up in the morning... Lox! When growing up my step-dad, Mike, introduced us to a ton of great eats. He's Jewish so we got to eat a lot of different things we had never had before, this was one of them and definitely my favorite. I remember getting up in the morning and walking into the kitchen and there would be a spread of yummy bagels with lox and garnishments. I'm thankful to have had that in my life so early. 


Bagels with Lox

bagels, toasted {any variety}
cream cheese, softened
tomato, sliced
red onion, thinly sliced
smoked salmon or gravlax
capers

  • Spread each side of the toasted bagel with cream cheese. Add 1-2 slices of tomato, red onion, smoked salmon and capers.



Enjoy!


Ashley

Fire Cracker Salmon

I actually first had this at Tim's parents house during one of their get togethers in the super. I believe it was the fish fry. I really enjoyed it and figured I've get the recipe. The salmon is already a delicious fish, but adding a sweet and spicy twist to it makes it that much better.


Fire Cracker Salmon

3-6 salmon filets, deboned
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup garlic chili sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon ginger, miced
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Preheat oven or grilled to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients, except for the salmon. Once combined, add the salmon filets and marinate for up to 24 hours. You can marinate for less time if wanted.
  • If cooking in the oven, bake the salmon for 10-12 minutes. If cooking on the grill, grill for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until the salmon is flaky.

I served this with buttery orzo and sauteed zucchini with soy sauce and lemon.


Ashley

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Steak Fajitas

Hello again! It's been quite a while since my last post but that doesn't mean I haven't been cooking! I'm currently doing my internship at the Tree Room in Sundance {a ski resort} and absolutely love it. When I'm not cooking there I'm either at school, doing homework, playing WoW {my guilty pleasure} or cooking at home. Lately I've been cooking a lot of meals that I've made before so it's been hard to make those newer posts. But I got the idea to make fajitas because we had leftover kobe flank steak at work... so good.



Steak Fajitas 

1 onion, sliced
1 red pepper, julienned
2 cloves garlic, chopped


  • In a pan over high heat, add olive oil and cook the onions until they start to brown. Add the red pepper and continue cooking until they soften. Add the garlic and remove from the heat until the garlic is fully cooked.
  • Remove the mixture from the pan and set aside.

8 oz flank steak
salt
homemade taco seasoning
cascabel pepper flakes


  • Season the flank steak with salt, homemade taco seasoning and cascabel pepper flakes.
  • To the same pan that the vegetable mixture was cooked in add a little olive oil and the flank steak. Make sure that the pan is at a medium-high temperature. Cook the steaks for about 4-5 minutes on each side {or to your specific doneness}. Add the butter at the end of the cooking process.
  • Once finished, remove from the pan and let rest before slicing.

Condiments:

flour toritillas
cabbage
pico de gallo
sour cream 
cheese


Ashley