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FFwD: Corn Pancakes

Corn Pancakes

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie is Corn Pancakes. Delicious, right? But here’s the catch — they were supposed to be made with canned corn. Seeing that it’s the end of June I just couldn’t do it. I confess, I used fresh corn (2 ears for a half recipe). I think if this recipe had been assigned a non-Summer month, I totally would have tried it with canned or frozen corn.

Notes: 1. I also threw about 5 basil leaves in the blender because I love corn and fresh basil together. 2. I . . . → Read More: FFwD: Corn Pancakes

Sweet & Sour Pork

sweet & sour pork

I am always on the lookout for easy recipes that I can make at night and then use the next day for work lunches. So when I saw this recipe at Serious Eats recently, I was really excited because Sweet & Sour anything is kind of an old school guilty pleasure for me. But, then I actually read through the whole recipe and realized it was deep fried. Now, I know that’s totally delicious, but it seems like deep fried foods are not great idea to make the night before with the . . . → Read More: Sweet & Sour Pork

FFwD: David’s Seaweed Sablés

FFwd David’s Seaweed Sablés

Okay, ya’ll — seaweed cookies for French Fridays with Dorie. I’m actually okay with that, in fact, I thought I would even like them. But, I just thought they were too salty. One thing I did do was add a mix of black and white sesame seeds to about half of them and I thought those were kind of good, jwa did too.

But really, this is not one I would probably make again. In fact, just tonight I asked jwa if he wanted another cookie and he was all, “No, . . . → Read More: FFwD: David’s Seaweed Sablés

Copper River Salmon: King Salmon with Lentils and Mustard-Herb Butter

Salmon & Lentils

This is super exciting: I got my second shipment of Copper River Salmon this past week. This time it was King Salmon and it was so beautiful! I almost hated to eat it (okay, not really). King, also known as Chinook Salmon, is utterly delicious and has unusually high levels of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Yay, healthy!

King Salmon

I once had salmon and lentils at 2nd Street Bistro in Livingston, Montana and I remember thinking at the time, “wow, salmon and lentils, who knew?” And then I also thought, . . . → Read More: Copper River Salmon: King Salmon with Lentils and Mustard-Herb Butter

Spanish Garlic Chicken (Pollo al Ajillo)

Spanish Garlic Chicken

This was a wonderful meal and although not a predictable Summer-type dish, if you have a cooler, maybe even a rainy day this season, this could just be the perfect meal. In my case, since we are in the Pacific Northwest, there’s a good chance I’ll even be able to make this a couple more times this Summer.

I found my initial garlic cloves got a little dark, so I ended up fishing a lot of them out of the oil, as they got to the point where I thought they were getting . . . → Read More: Spanish Garlic Chicken (Pollo al Ajillo)