Thursday, April 15, 2010

Salmon with Cheesy Potatoes and Zucchini

The weather has been amazing around here lately which means it's time to break out the grill!  Ben usually does the grilling, but I do the prepping (which counts for something, right?).  Plus I think even if I wanted to grill Ben would have a hard time letting me take over :)

Last week we had a red wine and soy sauce glazed salmon with cheesy potatoes and grilled zucchini.  It was the perfect meal!  It was totally a "hey, it's nice outside, we should grill" kind of meal, which meant we were running around in Kroger like chickens with our heads cut off.  But what's new?

Ingredients (link to recipe)
4 salmon fillets
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
6 tablespoons pineapple juice
6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons pepper

In a large ziplock bag combine brown sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, and pepper.  Place salmon fillets in the bag and coat well with marinade.  Refrigerate for 15 minutes.  Drain marinade into a small bowl.  Place on grill skin side down.  With a brush, coat the salmon with the marinade occasionally while grilling.  For thick salmon, you will need to grill it for about 15 minutes, other wise about 12 minutes.

We got the cheesy mashed potato recipe from this website called  If you love cheese this website is for you!

6 medium potatoes
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Wash and peel potatoes.  Cut into large chunks and add to a large sauce pan full of water.  Bring water to boil.  Cook over medium-high heat for 15-20 minutes or until tender.  Drain water and return potatoes back to the sauce pan.  Add evaporated milk.  With an electric mixer, mash the potatoes.  Add butter, cheese, salt and pepper.  Garnish with shredded cheese, green onions, and bacon bits.

6 zucchinis
olive oil
kosher salt

Wash and cut the zucchinis.  Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle kosher salt and pepper.  Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side. (So easy!)

1 comment:

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

mmmmm. I just got a new grill... looks like something good to try on it. C

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