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End-of-Summer Salmon

Summer is coming to a close, and what better way to say good-bye than with a delicious grilled salmon dinner? As a food stylist, I think of salmon as a “pretty” fish. Its rich orange color is a beauty! While you can slather salmon with a marinade, I prefer a simple dry rub. There are so many really interesting

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flavorful rubs on the market.  In the recipe and photo above, I’ve used Bone Suckin’ Sauce Seasoning and Rub.  It is a blend of brown sugar, paprika, garlic and spices. McCormicks also has a great line of products called Grill Mates—Seafood Rub, Applewood Rub, and Sweet & Smoky Rub to name a few.  You can also make up your own rub with seasonings that fit your tastes. Experiment… it’s what makes cooking fun!!

Grilled Salmon

Makes 4 servings

4   salmon filets (6-oz. or 3/4-inch thick)
1-2 tablespoons Bone Suckin’ Sauce Seasoning and Rub

– Prepare grill & grease lightly
– With tweezers, remove any small bones from salmon steaks.
– With hands, rub seasoning over both sides of salmon steaks.
– Place salmon on hot grill rack. Cover grill and cook salmon 8 to 9 minutes, or until just opaque throughout, turning over once.

Tip

– Salmon is considered an oily fish, which contributes to its healthy attributes.  It is high in protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D.

-Cathy


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Bone Suckin’ Chicken

When Autumn arrives each year, we put everything that is remotely associated with summer weather away for the winter, including the grill. Come May, when the warm weather finally returns, it’s once again grilling time. Out comes the patio furniture, the umbrella, the garden  “chochkes” and of course, THE GRILL. We are once again ready for summer!

I have been saving a jar of Bone Suckin’ Sauce, produced by Ford’s Gourmet Foods, for our first BBQ post of the season. I picked up a sample at the Fancy Food Show last year.  It was worth waiting for!  I decided to use it on chicken, and believe me, it tasted every bit as good as it looks in this picture!  The recipe is so easy and the flavor screams BBQ.  You can find the sauce at Whole Foods Markets, Stew Leonards, and specialty food stores. Or, you can order Bone Suckin’ products from their website. Anyway, here’s the recipe (I’m telling you, it is so easy!)

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Bone Suckin’ Grilled Chicken

Makes 4 servings

3 pounds chicken parts
1 cup Bone Suckin’ Sauce

– Spray grill grate with non-stick cooking spray, then preheat grill to medium heat.

– Place chicken on grill and cook about 40 – 50 minutes, turning every 10 minutes, until juices run clear.

– During last 20 minutes of cooking, brush with Bone Suckin’ Sauce, turning frequently. (Total cooking time is 40-50 minutes).

Tip

– Serve with grilled corn on the cob.  Soak the whole cobs in a pot of cold water for 15 minutes. Remove from water and pull the husks of the corn back without removing them. Remove and discard only the silk, keeping the husks attached. Brush corn with vegetable or olive oil, and sprinkle it with salt or a seasoned pepper. Wrap the husks back over the kernels and tie each ear with a piece of  husk or twine. Place the  corn on grill, rotating it occasionally  to prevent it  from getting charred too much on one side. After a couple of turns, place the corn  on  indirect heat and close the cover.  The total cooking time should be about 15 minutes.

Cathy

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Crock-Pot BBQ

The salad dressing recipe is coming but I have to tell you about the great BBQ baby back ribs I made last night. The secret: my new Crock-Pot. It is the greatest invention. I have been in the food business for more than 30 years and I only just bought one, thanks to Heather. It comes in handy, especially right now when I have no kitchen to work in! Easy, easy easy ribs: two racks baby back ribs, one onion, sliced and one bottle of your favorite bottled BBQ Sauce ( I used Bulls Eye BBQ Sauce). Place all in Crock-Pot (be sure to add some water to bottle of empty BBQ sauce; shake to get the last drop of sauce and pour over all) Cook on Low for 8 to 9 hours. We are talking about fall-off-the-bones goodness. The sauce caramelizes—yummy. I can’t wait to eat the leftovers! Till next time…
C

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