Short and sweet today. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends and a safe return if you’re traveling back home. Me, I’m taking The Young Baker and sous chef Adam to The Bruery to taste some of the finest craft beer produced in Southern California while The Don is overseeing Operation Christmas Decor in preparation for next weekend’s holiday party.
The remnants of our Thanksgiving turkey were quickly devoured as sandwiches later that very evening and for lunch the next day, so we’re moving on to my incessant salmon craving. While Copper River Salmon is out of season, I can always rely on Santa Monica Seafood to have salmon that is responsibly farmed. I purchased Scottish Salmon for this incredibly delicious sweet, savory and easy to prepare Salmon with a silken blueberry balsamic sauce.
Inspired by the Very Berry Thanksgiving Dinner that I wrote about earlier this month, I created this beautiful salmon dish to enter into the Balsamic category of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council’s “Blueberries Meet Their Match” Blogger Recipe Contest along with the crazy good Blueberry Persimmon Quinoa Salad with Rosemary Balsamic Vinaigrette in the Rosemary category. They’re both very approachable recipes – easy to make, and contain ingredients that are readily available. If you try either of the recipes, please let me know what you think!
I don’t want to steal the thunder from this gorgeous Salmon dish though, so let’s get to the recipe
*Regular brown sugar with a dash of smoked paprika can be substituted for the Bourbon Brown Sugar from Bourbon Barrel Foods (Louisville, KY).
The challenge is to start thinking about blueberries in new & unique ways during the winter months with winter fresh and frozen blueberries and experiment with different flavor pairings for blueberries. The four categories are: Balsamic, Coconut, Rosemary, and Banana. Wish me luck and check out the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council‘s site for more recipes and information on these little blue dynamos.
I’m excited to announce that She’s Cookin’ has joined Ziplist as a partner and with this partnership you now have the ability to save your favorite recipes on this site to a personal recipe box. With Ziplist you can also use your Recipe Box to easily store recipes from dozens of other sites – scroll through the list of partners and find your favorites.
In addition to storing your favorite recipes to your recipe box, you can also easily add the ingredients from a recipe to an online shopping list, which you can access from your mobile phone. The service, both from the website and the mobile phone apps, is completely free.
If you want to save a recipe to your recipe box, just click on the blue “Save Recipe” button at the top right hand side next to the print button.
If you don’t already have an account with ZipList, you will be prompted to create one. Once logged in, you can easily add recipes to your recipe box from She’s Cookin’, or any site using ZipList. At anytime, if you want to check what recipes are in your recipe box, just click on the “Recipe Box” link in the navigation bar at the top of the site.
Creating a grocery shopping list is easy too. In your Recipe Box, just click on the “Add to shopping list” link next to the recipe ingredients on a recipe page. You can then select which of the ingredients you want to keep on your list, and which ones you don’t. The shopping list will compile the ingredients from all of the recipes you’ve selected to add to the shopping list.
Simple as 1, 2, 3!! Life is good and having everything in one place makes it even better. Ziplist and I are always looking for ways to make cooking easier, so take the Recipe Box for a spin and let us know what you think, we’d love to have your feedback.