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Marinated Salmon with Moroccan Chickpea Salad

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Here’s a recipe that I remember making multiple times last Summer. Why didn’t I blog about it sooner? Who knows, but here it is now. I made this last week and instantly remembered why I made it so much last year. It’s really good. I love the salad. But, keep in mind, imho, the salad is best the day you make it because of the torn up, toasted pita. So try to eat it all the day you make it or at least eat all the pita pieces before you save it.

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Italian Bread with Sesame Seeds

Italian Bread

Here’s another breadmaking experiment that turned out pretty well! I’ve heard that King Arthur AP Flour has a bit more of a Bread Flour quality to it than other brands of AP flour, so since I was using Trader Joe’s AP flour, I added about a 1/2 cup bread flour to the dough flour. That’s just swapped out for the AP flour, not in addition to. It seemed to work well.

Let’s see, the original recipe did not use weight measurements, but cup measurements. I know it’s easy enough to figure out the weight . . . → Read More: Italian Bread with Sesame Seeds

Comune Accanto for Brunch

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2838 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214 (503) 235-4900

We finally tried Accanto for brunch Sunday and wow, we both really enjoyed it. It’s the place on the corner of 28th & Belmont, right next to the new Genoa. Actually, Accanto is to Genoa, like Cafe Castagna is to Castagna, I believe. Anyway, I love the curly fennel painting in their sign. That’s some points right there. I called before we left to walk there to see if there was a wait (there was not). I’ve learned my lesson from the not-calling-Slappy-Cakes-first-gate of a couple of . . . → Read More: Comune Accanto for Brunch

Side Dishes! Side Dishes! Cracked Potatoes & Asparagus with Horseradish Butter

potato & asparagus

These two dishes were the rest of that really good mahi mahi meal in the last post. I had seen the cracked potatoes a couple of years ago and always meant to try them but then promptly forgot about it. Glad it didn’t stay forgotten — so good! For four people the original recipe called for 12 yukon gold potatoes and double the oil/herbs listed below. I used about 16 tiny, tiny fingerling potatoes and it worked well for two people, but then we love potatoes with garlic and rosemary.

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Mahi Mahi with Parmesan Almond Crust

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This was a surprise. I was not expecting it to be anything other than a way to use up some frozen mahi mahi from Trader Joe’s (the kind that’s frozen, in the marinade). But, hey, this was delicious! The yogurt gave it a nice tanginess and the almonds and parmesan are a wonderful combination. Plus, anytime you can spend about $6 on fish and make a great dinner, it’s a win!

Since I did use the marinated mahi mahi, I just rinsed each piece of fish under cold water and removed any marinade. So, then I . . . → Read More: Mahi Mahi with Parmesan Almond Crust