One of the things that has changed for me since leaving the U.S., and, in my opinion, for the better, is that I no longer have access to many commercially prepared foods.
Ketchup: yes; mustard, lots (Dijon?!?); mayonnaise, bien sur!.
But things like barbecue sauce, Ranch (or any other) salad dressing, Teriyaki marinade; are just not available here. Occasionally we'll see something come in as a special 'American' item, but, for the most part, if I want something I have to make it myself.
The good part? I know what's in it!
The bad part? Anyone know how to make corn syrup?
2 salmon fillets, 6oz each (180gr each)
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 tbs soy sauce
4 tbs ketchup
2 tbs sherry
1/2 tsp garlic powder
In small bowl mix all ingredients except salmon and paprika. Sprinkle paprika over salmon. Put salmon in a grill basket if using barbecue grill or on mesh grill pan if you don't have a basket. Brush fish with part of the barbecue sauce. Grill for 5 – 7 minutes a side, depending on thickness basting with the rest of the barbecue sauce towards the end. OR put on baking sheet and roast in 400 F oven for 15 – 20 minutes, depending on thickness. In both case salmon will be done when it flakes easily; slightly pink in the center is fine. Remove from heat and serve, sliding it off the skin if needed.
In addition to the above, for the week of June 6, we have Couscous Pilaf, Green Beans with Celery, Grilled Pork Chops Diablo, Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad and more…
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ps: I saw the helpful critter that ate my snake (I think): a gorgeous red fox loping through the fields….towards the farmers hen house…who may not share my appreciation of said fox.