Dips & Sauces

Roasted Salmon With Mustard-Dill Glaze

 

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Good day friends! Wow, what a weekend!!  We were busy indeed with two more graduation parties to attend, a Father’s Day celebration in-between, and a youth event for about 30 teenagers in our backyard last night. Our calendar is full for June and July, but August looks like the month we will rest and just go with the flow. Have you been busy this month at gatherings with friends and family, also?

In the meantime, my son woke up to a persistent cough, which thankfully is due to allergies and nothing more serious. It is his last week of school and I am praying he feels up to going back tomorrow so he can take his final tests, and not only finish the year strong, but enjoy these last few days with his friends before summer break.

Here is a quick recipe for baked or grilled salmon that is super easy and tasty, too. If you choose to grill the fillets first, try adding the glaze after they have been cooked to avoid burning the fish and losing the mustard-dill sauce on the hot grates.

Roasted Salmon With Mustard-Dill Glaze

4 – 4 oz center-cut salmon fillets
mayonnaise
grainy mustard
chopped dill
dark brown sugar
lemon juice
black pepper
salt
garlic powder
onion powder

Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a small dish, combine 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon each grainy mustard and chopped dill. 1-1/2 teaspoons dark brown sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and a pinch of black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to taste. Put four 4-ounce, center-cut salmon fillets on a foil-lined baking sheet. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper and spread mayonnaise mixture over top of fillets. Roast until just cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes.

Enjoy!

Lisa

Greek Tzatziki Cucumber Sauce

 

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The best tasting, most versatile creamy Greek sauce for dipping raw vegetables, sliced pita, grilled kebabs, meats, fish, gyro sandwiches and more. It’s the same sauce used to top my most delicious Turkey Burger with Caramelized Onions ever! Burger recipe here. I love grilling soft pita then slathering this Tzatziki on them. So good and addictive!

Greek Tzatziki Cucumber Sauce


1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp sour cream
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 cucumber cut in half, center seeds scooped out
1/4 tsp Cavender’s All-Purpose Greek Seasoning
1/4 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp cumin
1 tbsp chopped parsley (optional)
salt and pepper

Stir yogurt, sour cream and lime juice in a bowl until mixed. Add cucumber seeds, Greek seasoning, garlic, cumin, parsley and mix. Season with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature, or cover and chill.  A favorite to dress most any dish!

Next week I will post the recipe for shrimp and calamari fajitas that can be topped with Tzatziki. Oh, my you don’t want to miss it. Stay tuned!

Lisa

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