Monday, July 28, 2008

Pan Seared Salmon with Julienne Veggies

This is one of our favorite recipes to make with Matt's Alaska fish... so yum. We got it from a papered chef magazine and have altered it a bit.

Pan Seared Salmon with Julienne Veggies

2 large carrots
2 medium yellow squash
2 med. zucchini
3 T. butter
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 T. Italian seasoning
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
4 skinless salmon fillets, about 1 inch thick

1. Cut carrots, yellow squash and zucchini into julienne strips avoiding seeds.
2. Melt butter. Stir in garlic, seasoning, salt and pepper.
3. Reserve 1 T. of butter mixture and use the rest to brush onto the salmon.
4. Heat pan over med. heat, add veggies and coat with the reserved 1 T butter. Cook and stir for 2 min. or until veggies are crisp-tender, remove from pan and keep warm.
5. Return pan to med-high heat. Place salmon in pan, cook 3 min, turn and cook for 3-4 more min. or until salmon flakes easily with fork. Serve with the veggies. YUM!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Hawaiian Favorite

Bubba's Teriyaki Pineapple BurgersSo I would venture to say that everything at bubba's is good, but by far the best is the Teriyaki burger.'s just easy! Just put teriyaki sauce in with the hamburger meat when you cook it, and then drizzle a little on the top when it's cooked. Then put Ketchup (mixed with relish is how they have it), Mustard, and Mayo if you like it. Then put a pineapple slice from the can on it and some fresh white onion, and dig in!!!! SERIOUSLY....SO GOOD! (Note, no Tomato or Lettuce, they write on their sign that they discourage that...and it costs extra to get it!)

I'm NOW on the hunt for a really really great Haupai recipe, so if anyone has one.....let me know!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Pina Colada . . . a party in your hand

There's just something about a slushy drink with an umbrella in it that screams "vacation" . . . even if you're just sitting on your patio. Here is my new favorite drink of summer . . . a pina colada.

It's so easy. Mix pineapple sherbet with Dole's newest flavor: Pina Colada juice (found in a rectangle container in the chilled juice section of the store). Mix like a milkshake. Sometimes I make it real thick . . . other times more like a slush. It's a party in your hand . . . .