Feb 13, 2017


My appetite has been totally off for almost a year now.  And while this has really helped with my grocery budget, it means that I just haven't had a decent meal that tasted good and/or blew my skirt up in quite some time.

(Cheeseburgers don't count.  Cheeseburgers almost always blow my skirt up.)

I have been eating a bagel with crunchy peanut butter on it every day, so when I ran out of said bagels and was at the Martin's to get more, I also picked up a gorgeous piece of salmon and some shrimps.

So after my planning and laundry folding and Sunday afternoon vacuuming extravaganza, I decided to get back into the kitchen, channel my inner Ina, and make a proper dinner once and for all.




I did it!  I finally managed to make sometng that turned out better than I could have imagined and tasted so good that I actually slowed down and savored every bite!

Here's how I did it...(this is actually more for me so that I can try to repeat it):

* Generously salt and pepper salmon and shrimp and set aside.
* Make sauce: 
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2T coarse ground mustard
4 cloves garlic minced (I used a microplane)
2T low sodium soy sauce
1T hot sauce (I used cocktail sauce because that's what I had)
1t hot red pepper flakes
4T olive oil (maybe more to loosen mixture)
*Preheat 2-3T olive oil over med high heat in a non-stick pan and pre-heat broiler.
*Sautee salmon, flesh side down for four or five minutes until cooked about half-way through.
*Flip to skin side down and cover with sauce.
* Tilt the pan and spoon the sauce over the salmon until sauce is reduced and salmon is glazed and almost cooked through, about two minutes.
*Move salmon onto broiler pan, add shrimp to non-stick, and broil the salmon while the shrimp is cooking in the sauce...about five minutes total.
*Serve atop buttered parsley rice.

This was just so tasty!  Sweet, spicy, garlicky....I imagine that this sauce would also be great on chicken or pork, or even steak!  The only thing I wish I would have done differently was my brussell sprouts...I only had frozen but roasted with shallots would have been better.


  1. This look amazing! But it's too late to run out and find a like meal. Guess I'll just have to dream about it for now ~sigh~ Glad you're feeling better Coni.

  2. Wow, sounds fantastic. I am a shrimp lover (don't care fro salmon). Glad you enjoyed your dinner.

  3. That looks and sounds delicious! Bravo!

  4. mmmmmmm....looks yummy. And I don't even like salmon!

  5. Wow Coni! It looks fabulous and I bet it hit the spot. Will there be a salmon and shrimp run today?

  6. Looks delicious! I make a sauce just like that but without the hot sauce and I have used it on everything, it is great on pork and chicken. Even my picky children like it :)

  7. Yum! So pleased you found something to tempt your appetite, and very happy that your saving the recipe shared it with us! This will definitely be on our menu soon. Thanks, Coni!

  8. WOW! slurp... there should have been a drool warning here. You are a fabulous cook!!! When can we all come to dinner? ;) Hugs & Prayers, Cathryn

  9. Not only is she an artist with the needle, she's a gourmet chef as well. Great going!

  10. Wow- looks delicious! I am so impressed. I am currently living on my own and I really can't be bothered to cook for myself. I'm living on frozen meals and snacks and restaurant meals.
    Good job, Coni!

    Mary in MN

  11. Looks and sounds mm mm good!!!!

  12. Great to read that you had an enjoyable meal.

  13. Looks amazing! We microplane garlic all the time, it's very handy. I'm pleased you are feeling well enough to like food again, that's a great sign!

  14. Now I am SO hungry! Looks like that inner cook can really perform I'm just a little envious, but mostly happy for you.