Friday, March 14, 2008

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter
As served for a senior luncheon that fed 70+
Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

Finish the asparagus just before serving dinner. Cooking the butter until it browns slightly gives the dish a nutty flavor; watch carefully though, since it can burn easily
Serves 8 (about 5 spears per person)

Pre-heat oven to 400

40 asparagus spears, washed and trimmed
Cooking spray
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Arrange asparagus in a single layer on baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake at 400 for 12 minutes until tender
Meanwhile prepare the browned butter
Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat; cook for 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally.
Remove from heat; stir in soy sauce and vinegar.
Drizzle over the asparagus, tossing well to coat.
Serve immediately


Salmon Cakes with Lemon-Herb Sauce

Salmon Cakes with Lemon-Herb Sauce

Serves 8
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2 pounds of skinless salmon fillet (wild salmon if possible)
Course salt and ground pepper
Place fish on a rimmed baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Roast until cooked through, 15 - 20 minutes. Let cool completely; pat dry with paper towel. Break salmon into smaller pieces; flake with a fork

In a large bowl combine rest on ingredients. Mix well.
½ cup thinly sliced scallions
½ cup plain dried bread crumb
1 slice fresh bread crumbed
1/3 cup fresh parsley -chopped
¼ cup light mayonnaise
¼ cup Dijon mustard
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons horseradish
2 tablespoons minced capers
Form into 8 patties.

Heat heavy pan and put in some olive oil or butter, or a bit of both.
Cook until medium brown on each side, about 2 minutes.

(Cool slightly and freeze if desired. Convenient to have handy for unexpected guests)
Serve with Lemon Herb Sauce
Lemon Herb Sauce

¼ cup light mayonnaise
¼ cup reduced - fat sour cream
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, dill and cilantro
Place sauce ingredients in food processor or blender and process until well blended.
Make ahead so flavors can meld

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