Sunday, December 6, 2009

I've neglected you

I'm sorry I haven't posted any new recipes for a while. Renos have started in the basement, and life has gotten a little crazy. But I do have some new, simple recipes to share with you, some with pictures and some without.

I don't know if you'd even call this a recipe, but it was really good.

1 pork tenderloin
Tuscan Rub
olive oil
baby potatoes, cut in half

Drizzle pork and potatoes with olive oil. Place in a baking dish and shake with Tuscan Rub. Bake at 325 F for about 45 minutes.

The next recipe is basically the same idea, but with salmon (and we had a salad as a side dish instead of potatoes.)

I cut a big piece of salmon into smaller pieces, and rubbed some of them with brown sugar. Then I sprinkled a couple with Teriyaki Seasoning and a couple with Smoked Chili Rub (which is sadly no longer available from Epicure Selections.)The other piece I just sprinkled with Seafood & Fish Seasoning. Drizzle with olive oil and bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Delicious!

The last recipe I have for you is sort of an accident that turned out better than it looked. A friend made this delicious baked brie last year, with nuts and brown sugar and cream on top. She and her husband came over for wine & cheese last night, so I thought I'd try to replicate it but melting some butter and brown sugar in a frying pan, adding some pecans, and a splash of rum and milk. I sliced the top off the brie and put it in my Brie Baker and popped it in the oven for a few minutes to let it melt. Then when I went to scoop the brown sugar mixture on top, it was all hard, so we put the whole concoction (brie with sugar on top) back in the oven. The sugar mixture sort of solidified onto the cheese, and I thought it was totally buggered. But we just broke up the sugar with a spoon and scooped out the melted brie underneath, and it was delicious! I don't have a picture (and it wasn't pretty anyway), but next time I think I just need to add some more milk or butter or something to make it more liquidy.
Hopefully you enjoyed those recipes, because my creative efforts are being focussed on our basement renos (paint colours are overwhelming!), and I don't foresee any fabulous new recipes coming out of my head until Christmas holidays start. But if I do come up with something, I'll let you know!
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Sook said...

Good luck with your basement project! I still haven't made any cheese balls or anything like that but would love to one of these days. The recipe sounds simple and great!

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