Thursday, August 19, 2010

Creamy Salmon Fettuccine

you'll need:

250g package of fettuccine
2 cups water
1/2 cup white wine (or additional water)
zest of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 lb skinless salmon fillet, all bones removed
1 lb asparagus, sliced into bite sized pieces
1 tbsp cornstarch
370ml can 2% evaporate milk
2 tsp salt
ground pepper
1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
1 green onion, chopped

1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions (usually 7 or 8 minutes)

2. In large frying pan HIGH heat combine water, wine, lemon zest and garlic.  Boil uncovered for 5 minutes.

3. Reduce to simmer, add salmon and cook. Covered for 8 minutes

4. add asparagus, continue cooking 3 minutes. or until salmon flakes and is no longer opaque in the middle and asparagus is tender.

5. Remove 1/4cup of the fish cooking liquid.  whisk it together with cornstarch

6. Drain remaining liquid from fish.  Add cornstarch mixture to fish.  Add evaporated milk salt and pepper.  Increase the heat to HIGH bring it to a boil then turn it down to a simmer.  Stir for 1 minute.

7. Combine with pasta and garnish with chopped dill and green onion.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fruits and Veggies in season for August

Fruits and Veggies in Season for August

Fruits & Berries                                  Herbs                                     Veggies
Apricots                                              Basil                                         Bell Peppers
Avocados                                            Cilantro                                    Beets
Blackberries                                        Fennel                                       Carrots
Blueberries                                          Garlic                                        Chard
Boysenberries                                      Rosemary                                 Chiles
Cantaloupe                                                                                          Corn Cherries                                                                                               cucumbers
Grapes                                                                                                 Eggplant
Kiwi                                                                                                     Figs
 Limes                                                                                                  Green Beans
Mangoes                                                                                              Green Onions
 Melons                                                                                                Lemongrass
Nectarines                                                                                            Onions
Peaches                                                                                                Peas
Plums                                                                                                   Potatoes
Raspberries                                                                                          Radishes
Strawberries                                                                                         Scallions
Watermelons                                                                                        Shallots
                                                                                                            Summer Squash