Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pan-seared sesame-crusted tuna

This recipe I found on and amazing place that is super informative and helpful when it comes to cooking, recipes, cooking paraphernalia etc... They have amazing photo's of their food and the process. This tuna turned out amazing. I seared it just long enough and the sauces turned out well also. lucky lucky. My pictures however were hampered by an external flash that was full of dead batteries and wouldn't work. Sorry for the half rate pics..... Enjoy your food!

Click HERE for the userealbutter recipe for this

Friday, November 19, 2010

Salmon with Balsamic Reduction Sauce & Fresh Tomato Salsa

I made this tasty rascal tonight, thought you may enjoy the recipe as well. Try a little more salt or garlic in the reduction, something else was needed. maybe a bit more mustard.

Balsamic Reduction Sauce

1/2 c. good balsamic vinegar
1/2 c red wine vinegar
1 tsp. chile powder
1 T honey
1 tsp. grainy Dijon mustard

Tomato Salsa

2 c tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 c red onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. red chili flakes
1/4 red wine vinegar
2 T extra virgin olive oil


Prepare reduction Sauce. Reduce vinegars by simmering to 1/4 cup. Add chili powder, honey and mustard. Mix well. Use this to glaze your salmon just before done. Set aside half of your sauce to serve with salmon.

Brush salmon with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Sear salmon in non-stick pan or on grill approximately 6 minutes per side depending on thickness. Just before done glaze with balsamic reduction sauce.

While salmon is cooking, toss all salsa ingredients together. Serve along side or on top of your salmon and with some basmati rice.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


busy busy busy around here lately trying catch up on winterizing the house and yard, I have learned over the last few years that it's easier to do when there is not snow on the ground, but i can never seem to pull it off in time.... Here are a few pictures from winter so far. One is of Dante on a good day up in the pass, the other is a from a couple days later in the same area. Loads of snow so far this year.