Here is a recipe for salmon cooked outdoors for a large group. I cooked a huge piece of salmon while camping last summer and even the little kids loved it. I completely covered the bottom of a piece of tin foil with orange slices, then placed the salmon on top and covered it with thickened teriyaki sauce; wrapped it up and baked it on the fire. Here is the teriyaki recipe I used: 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce, 1 cup grapefruit juice, 1/4 cup hoisin sauce, 1/4 cup ketchup, 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 fresh, hot red chile, halved, 5 garlic cloves, halved, 2-inch piece fresh ginger, smashed with the side of a large knife Cook until fairly thick (coats the back of a spoon).
Trim 6 slices stale bread and spread w/garlic butter. Line the sides and bottom of a shallow casserole with strips of the bread, buttered side down. Beat lightly 3 eggs and mix them with 1 cup dry white wine and 1/2 cup chicken broth. Season with 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. each prepared mustard and paprika, and a few grains of cayenne (or black pepper). Add 1 tsp. worchestershire sauce, beat together and gradually add 2 cups grated Gruyere or other melting cheese (1/2 pound). Pour this mixture over the bread in the casserole and bake in a moderate oven (325) for about 30 minutes. Serve immediately. Note: I've used cheddar and swiss and it worked well, too. I've also cubed the bread and mixed it all together instead of lining it as in the recipe and it worked great. I sometimes adapt this recipe to use milk as a liquid instead of wine, but it is great with the wine and swiss cheese; kind of like a good fondue. I love to use sourdough in this recipe. Enjoy.
Thank you both. I will for sure make the crab salad stuffed tomatoes tomorrow. What a great idea! That's also a good idea for the crabcakes I can make some up tomorrow and freeze them for weekdays when I'm too tired to cook.
I add to the usual egg salad recipe some chopped capers and a little bit of curry powder. (I wrap the egg salad in lettuce leaves or use pita bread for a sandwich.) Eggs, cheese, milk, dried mustard, paprika, salt & pepper and stale bread makes a great casserole.
I've been covering for a co-worker for a month now, and am exhausted. I haven't the energy to go to the store and get additional ingredients, but I bought a few large organic heirloom tomatoes, some sweetcorn and green onions, and mozzarella at farmer's market yesterday and have some fresh basil from the garden. I also have a can of crab meat I need to use soon, but I don't have eggs for crabcakes. I also have lemons on hand, but that's about it for my fridge. What can I make with these ingredients that doesn't require a lot of effort?
Do you have a fridge at work? I would recommend keeping packages of frozen fruit on hand and sucking on pieces of frozen fruit to keep you hydrated without taxing the kidneys with too much liquid, you'll also get nutrients that way, especially blueberries, and cranberries which are high in antioxidants.
My brother told me that salt on grapefruit reduces the acidity and makes it taste sweeter. He was right. Most dessert recipes use a little salt to bring out the flavors. There is a great book on salt called SALT: A WORLD HISTORY, by Mark Kurlansky - sounds crazy, but it was incredibly interesting - who knew that salt had such an impact on our world.