FOOD & WINE Restaurant-quality food right in your own home Friday, June 20, 2008 | 9:01 PM Instead of going out to dinner this weekend, why not cook an amazing dish at home and impress your friends and family! The executive chef at P.F. Chang's, Gregg Piazzi, share his recipe for citrus salmon.
Chang's Citrus Soy Wild Alaskan Salmon
8 oz. piece of skinless Salmon Filet ½ tsp of Salt ½ tsp Cornstarch 1 ½ tsp Water 1 tsp Ginger (Finely Minced) 3 fl. Oz Soy Sauce 1.5 fl. Oz Mirin 1 ½ tsp Orange Juice 1 tbs plus 1 tsp Lemon Juice 2 tbs Unsalted Butter 5 oz. of cooked Brown Rice (Follow directions on package) 1 ½ tsp of Lemon Olive Oil Story continues below Advertisement
Citrus sauce for Salmon PROCEDURE: 1. Season the Salmon Filet with the Salt (set aside) 2. In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch and water (set aside) 3. In a warm saucepot (low flame) add Ginger & cook for 10 sec. 4. Add Soy Sauce, Mirin and Cornstarch mixture and mix well 5. Bring to a boil and then turn off heat (Do Not Over Boil) Over Boiling may cause the sauce to turn out to Salty! 6. Let the sauce cool to 40° F 7. When sauce is cooled, add Orange and Lemon Juice (set aside)
Plating of the Citrus Soy Wild Salmon FINAL PROCEDURE: 1. Brush pre-heated grill clean (Med. High Flame) 2. Place Salmon Filet on hot grill (presentation side down). Cook for 2 to 2.5 Minutes, flip and cook 2 to 2.5 minutes (approx. 5 minutes or until medium) 3. Meanwhile, place 2 fluid oz of the Citrus Soy sauce and 2 TB of butter in a Small saucepan on medium heat. Swirl until butter dissolves.(set aside) 4. Mound the cooked rice on the middle of the plate 5. Gently place the grilled Salmon on the rice 6. Drizzle the sauce over the grilled Salmon 7. Mound the Micro Greens on Salmon 8. Drizzle Lemon Olive Oil over the greens and Salmon
Beverage Pairing: We love this dish with Paul Dolan Chardonnay or P.F. Chang's Chinese 88 our twist on the classic French 75.
I am going to warn you pre-college parents of the woes of off-campus apartment rental. This is what happened to my daughter. You see, you are not the signer of the lease, your college-age young adult is. So you are not part of the agreement or process. When my daughter moved into her apartment the first thing I noticed was the carpet was torn near the entry way. Apparently the door had torn it over time because it was a poorly hung door. There were many sad things wrong with this apartment but it was really the best place in this little college town. The carpet had several stains and the bathroom was disgusting. I had to clean the shower, tub, floor, and ceiling of this bathroom. There was mildew or mold on the ceiling right above the shower. I didn't want my daughter to have to stand with her head that close to it, so I cleaned it as best as I could. The toilet did not have a handle to flush it with so we drove to the nearby Wal*Mart and bought one. I'm thinking the sooner the better rather than have to raise the tank lid every time to flush the toilet. While we are replacing the handle, the manager walks in, apparently to fix it. He says, "Oh, most people don't ever bother trying to anything around here. Thanks."
So as part of the process of moving into an apartment you are asked to fill out a move-in condition form and list all the things that you found wrong with the apartment. This is where I want to warn you. If you or your child ever moves into an apartment, remember to fill this out in detail. This fall my son moves back into an apartment and we will be taking photos and video-taping the place. This seems to be a trap that apartment management plays to take advantage of young, inexperienced college students.
My daughter says that she listed on the form about the carpet and so did her roommate but the new manager after they moved out says that the form is marked "Ok" next to the carpet. I can hardly believe that anyone in their right mind would have marked carpet "ok" in this case. Long story shorter (?) we are charged $267.54 to replace that carpet.
The old managers were always telling my daughter and her roommate that they needed to replace their carpet for them but never did it. I guess the apartment company waits until they find somebody who possibly did not mark complaints about the carpet and then they can charge them to replace it after they move out. It all got very ugly. I said, "I suppose this is how you get your carpets replaced."
I had so many things going against me. No copy of the original form that was filled out, new managers who did not believe me, they don't keep records of the previous renter's form, (my daughter was only there for 10 months). I called the corporate headquarters but they said the same thing, "If it's not written on the move-in form, we will assume you did the damage."
I really can't believe them. I feel like going over and knocking on her old apartment and asking to see the new carpet that I am purchasing. I am going to go over and look at the rental form, if possible, I am not on the lease so I have to have my daughter's permission and since she is in Italy right now...
I have been mad about this and trying to think of ways to get even but I can't think of anything worth doing. Also, I don't believe it is the right thing to do. But I sure hate paying for new carpet that my daughter never got to enjoy. If they had told me when she moved in that we could pay for new carpet now and enjoy it because we would be paying for it later with no enjoyment then I would have paid for it in advance!
This is my recommendation for apartment dwellers:
Take photos and document everything. Make copies of the form you fill out before turning it in. Keep this copy in a safe place. Take photos after you move out. Any time you have a complaint, document it. Put it in writing. The corporate headquarters told me that managers forget. It has to be in writing. Please don't ever let this happen to you. :D They told me after every phone call, "Have a nice day."
Fun Monday is being hosted by Molly of Return of the
White Robin. She wants us to share a happy memory
of our childhood.
One of my favorite childhood memories was shopping with my mother in a nearby town. It was a wonderful way to spend a day. We'd shop and get ice cream at a drugstore soda shop with the old fashioned counter. Here is a link to the post with pictures.
The nice folks behind WOW Hits 1 are offering TWENTY winners each a boxed set of 17 CDs, one CD for each of the artists represented on WOW Hits 1.
Did you follow that?
TWENTY of you will each win the following boxed set:
1. Barlow Girl - How Can We Be Silent 2. Aaron Shust - Whispered and Shouted 3. Cadia - Cadia 4. Point of Grace - How You Live 5. Skillet - Comatose 6. Brandon Heath - Don’t Get Comfortable 7. Michael W. Smith - Stand 8. Third Day - Wherever You Are 9. Relient K - Five Score and Seven Years Ago 10. Casting Crowns - The Altar and the Door 11. Steven Curtis Chapman - This Moment 12. Chris Tomlin - See the Morning 13. Matthew West - Something To Say 14. David Crowder Band - Remedy 15. Jeremy Camp - Beyond Measure 16. Newsboys - Go 17. Toby Mac - Portable Sounds
::AND:: You will also win a copy of the WOW Hits 1 CD.
STRAWBERRY JELLO CAKE 1 white cake mix 1 package strawberry jello 1 package frozen strawberrys 1 container topping like Cool Whip Bake cake according to directions. Mix Jell-o with 1 cup warm water. Make several holes in top of cake without going through and then pour Jell-o over cake. Microwave strawberries until thawed and pour on cake.
Add Cool Whip over all and refrigerate until chilled.
Here is what I did differently: Mixed Jello with 1 cup boiling hot water. Poured it over cake as per directions above. Mixed an instant vanilla pudding mix in the Cool Whip for the topping. I used fresh strawberries to garnish. Refrigerating the whole cake makes it very refreshing. Delicious.
*There is a possibility of mixing 1 cup of milk with the instant vanilla
pudding and then adding 8 oz. cool whip. It probably makes the topping
smoother (less grainy). Either way, it's still good!
This week's Fun Monday is being hosted by Karisma. She would like us to present something we hand-crafted.
I made this pottery in my high school class. See "1973". A long time ago. I really enjoyed that class. I made this quilt a few years ago. I love anything blue and especially French toile or blue delft.
I have some cross-stitch pictures that I have done.
I have a few counted cross stitch projects that I posted here.