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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Chilled Smoked Salmon Suggestions?

Hi All,

My wife, the lovely Linda Sullivan, is hosting a Basket Demonstration party Saturday. I have offered to provide the smoked goodies. I have two different smoked salmon recipes which I am planning to prepare and provide for appetizers. I am also smoking some trout and plan on serving that on apple slices.

I am looking for some suggestions for finger foods to combine with the smoked salmon for appetizers. Any help you can give me will be much appreciated!

Like any sensible husband, I intend to be on the golf course hwen the 15 women invited to this basket party arrive, so I need to be able to make these appetizers in advance, and then keep them cool for 3 hours until the ladies show up.


Friday, July 07, 2006

Improvise on the side

With summer in full swing, we've been grilling a lot of corn on the cob. Most of the time everyone's looking for more, but occasionally they have their fill and I'm stuck with extras.

Looking through recent issue of Food Everyday gave me an idea for what to do with my leftover corn on the cob.

Grilled Corn Salad
3 to 4 ears worth of grilled corn - cut from the cob
1/2 Medium Red Onion - Diced
2 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Coarse Salt
Ground Pepper

The Work
Combine the first four ingredients together in a medium bowl making sure to coat the corn and onion well. Add Salt and Pepper to taste. Cover bowl and place in the fridge for few hours to overnight to let the flavors mingle.

This is the simplest version of this recipe. I didn't have any White Wine Vinegar in the house, so I used a Mango Chile Vinegar I picked up recently. (I'll see if I can find out the name.) I encourage you to experiment with this recipe. Add different infused vinegars or olive oils. Perhaps some Chipotle Tabasco Sauce! I know I'll be having fun with this as long as the corn holds out!!