Friday, August 15, 2014

Stars and Recipes.

For those of us who missed the feast of astral bodies in the past week, here is a fabulous picture taken at Uluru in Australia. This doesn’t show the supermoon though. Uluru looks a bit dwarfed here. It is, in fact, a very large rock. A place I would love to visit but would never want to climb as I don’t believe in contravening the beliefs of the aboriginals.
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I sort of noticed our freezer the other day and I thought, what makes one think there are cooks round here? I usually print up a recipe which I am planning to prepare in the near future.
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It’s difficult to get a proper shot because there is so little room between the freezer and the stove, especially with the new one which doesn’t fit into the space properly. In case you can’t tell, these are all recipes. The fridge looks much the same. I guess you will also realise we have been to Disney!!!

Being Friday it's a good day for a fish recipe. This is a McCormick’s recipe so obviously they use their own seasonings.


Sweet 'n Smoky Salmon with Orange Salsa


Serves: 4

IngredientsSweet_n_Smokey_Salmon


1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Salt Free Southwest Sweet 'n Smoky Seasoning , divided
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided
1 pound salmon fillets
Orange Salsa:
2 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Salt Free Southwest Sweet 'n Smoky Seasoning

Directions

  1. For the Salmon, mix juice, oil and 1 tablespoon each Seasoning and sugar in small bowl. Place salmon in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor. Meanwhile, for the Salsa, mix all ingredients in medium bowl until well blended. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix remaining 1 tablespoon each Seasoning and sugar in small bowl. Remove salmon from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Rub salmon evenly with seasoning mixture.
  3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with Orange Salsa.
Have a great day
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20 comments:

  1. Hi Jo - the astral photo is amazing - and how wonderful it would be if we could get there to see those skies. Fun to stick up your Disney characters with their recipes ...

    The Salmon and Orange Salsa sounds an interesting idea .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Yup, it would be marvellous to go there. Magnets are so useful.

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  2. That's a stunning image of the stars.

    I like your magnets. We can't pin anything to the front of our fridge because it's covered in magnets.

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    1. Isn't it?

      I couldn't manage without being able to pin up my recipes when I am cooking.

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  3. Can you imagine standing under a sky like that...?

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    1. I can imagine it, yes.....wonderful

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  4. I didn't think climbing Uluru was allowed. Over and above aboriginal rights, there are too many scary and deadly critters around there!

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    1. It used to be don't know if it's changed. The aboriginals were not very pleased about it. Not only that they have to be sure not to see pictures posted because there are areas that are so sacred they should not be seen by some of their people.

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  5. I don't think you are allowed to climb Uluru anymore. You could once upon a time. I'm amazed at that photo. We can't see the same stars down under. For example we can see the Southern Cross but we can't see the Big Dipper. I suppose the lack of human illumination is why the stars are so prominent in the middle of Australia.

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    1. Good, I am delighted to hear it. I knew people climbed it before. Yup I know you see different starts. Very much affected by the lack of lights. Wonderful to see Pinky.

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    1. Great isn't it? How's Isis?

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    2. She's really starting to feel at home now. Vet said she's six weeks old--even younger than I'd suspected.

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    3. She certainly looks a cute little kitty. Are you going to keep her as an indoor cat? Safer for her I guess.

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    4. Yes, she'll be an indoors girl. I always fear something bad will happen if I let my pets roam about outdoors.

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    5. Always remember friends in Newport who had a large property and let their animals run, one of the dogs was, they think attacked by a bear.

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  7. Beautiful photo of the stars, Jo. And the salmon recipe is perfect for now, light and summery.

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    1. I loved the pic. I haven't tried this recipe yet but intend to soon.

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  8. I don't care for salmon but that Orange Salsa sounds good.

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    1. Pity, salmon is so good for you. Particularly good source of Omega 3.

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