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Salmon loaf!

Oh boy. I can't get hold of my mom's recipe right now, but I've made it enough times to know it by heart (I hope!)

1 can (~ 1 lb) salmon, skin & bones removed, flaked ( or you can put the whole thing minus skin in a blender & pulverize the bones)

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1/2 c milk

1/2 c bread crumbs or panko (I often use mustard flavored panko, or add mustard to the recipe)

1 t lemon juice

1/2 t salt

Dash pepper

1 sm chopped onion

1 t chopped parsley

1 T melted butter

1/2 t dill

Pack firmly into greased loaf pan, cook at 350*F for 30-40 mins.

Mom served this with a chopped egg sauce; I prefer a mustard sauce or a white sauce with dill.

I also have a great salmon tart recipe in a pie shell, very nice for the holidays, message me if you're interested.

Hope your guests enjoy this!

lyden

Sep 02, 2014
lyden in Home Cooking

Lunch suggestions for Waterford CT

Thanks, I'll check it out!

Aug 28, 2014
lyden in Southern New England

Lunch suggestions for Waterford CT

Hi all, I will be visiting a relative at the Bayview Health Care Center on Ropes Ferry Rd, would like to take her out for lunch. Does not need to be handicap accessible. Any suggestions for casual seafood/clam shack dining nearby? Thanks!

Aug 26, 2014
lyden in Southern New England

What size crock pot?

The rule of thumb is 1qt cooker = 1 lb meat, so that should be fine.

Feb 10, 2014
lyden in Cookware
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What size crock pot?

I would get a smaller (3-4 qt) slow cooker as well. I started out with the smaller cooker & added a 6 qt later for potlucks, cooking to freeze, etc. But since I am usually cooking for 1 or 2, I find that smaller quantities cook more evenly in the smaller cooker. Also, it's easier for me just to leave the small one on the counter instead of trying to find storage space for it.

Feb 10, 2014
lyden in Cookware

What's for Dinner #270 - The Hunkering Down Edition [through January 27, 2014]

Linda, where is H-mart? I live on the No MA-S NH border, but travel to Boston via Rt 3 monthly. Always up to try a new market!

Jan 26, 2014
lyden in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #270 - The Hunkering Down Edition [through January 27, 2014]

A balmy 6 degrees up here in northern MA. Yesterday was corned beef with carrots and red potatoes ( no cabbage, too stinky when you can't air out the house.) The broth was so flavorful that I saved it for soup, so -- white beans, rosemary, onion and the rest of the bag of carrots are nestled in the slow cooker with that yummy broth. A loaf of French bread will get sliced in half, covered in Parmesan and toasted in the oven. Salad and a glass of wine will round out dinner and help me forget the weather -- until the next phone call from my sister in Florida.

Red Lentils

Just found this recipe for fried lentils in the Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/reci...
It is adapted from "The Heart of the Plate" by Mollie Katzen. Haven't tried it yet, so if you do, please post your thoughts.

Jan 14, 2014
lyden in Home Cooking

Now that Stop and Shop has pulled out of NH, any items you miss?

Veal stew meat. Have tried Hannaford, Shaws, MB -- no luck.

Boneless leg of lamb -- ditto.

Fresh naan.

Talenti salted caramel gelato.

CPK Thai peanut chicken pizza.

Tzatziki.

Jan 01, 2014
lyden in Northern New England

Duck to cook

Sam's Club in Nashua has some refrigerated duck halves (2 halves to a package) available now -- I believe it is a seasonal item.

Jan 01, 2014
lyden in Northern New England

What recipe are you lusting after but have never found the "exact" one?

My pleasure -- enjoy!

Sep 01, 2013
lyden in Home Cooking

What recipe are you lusting after but have never found the "exact" one?

Here it is in a video from a RI station, recipe is also printed on the same website. The "secret ingredients" that are not listed in print, but mentioned in the video, are dill and vermouth. You can also buy the chowder online from the restaurant.

http://www.wpri.com/rhode-show/food-a...

Sep 01, 2013
lyden in Home Cooking

What recipe are you lusting after but have never found the "exact" one?

Thanks, nomadchowwoman! That looks like the dish I remember. There's even a slow-cooker recipe that looks perfect for this hot weather.

Jul 14, 2013
lyden in Home Cooking

What recipe are you lusting after but have never found the "exact" one?

An Ethiopian chicken stew with lots of onion, eaten with flatbread. Can't recall the name of the dish.

Jul 13, 2013
lyden in Home Cooking

Anyplace to buy pork belly in the Boston area? (Nm)

I'm north of Boston, but I've found pork belly at Market Basket -- give your local MB a call to see if they stock it.

Jun 26, 2013
lyden in Greater Boston Area

Fresh Tarragon Revelation

Lovetocook, I've never heard of lobster paste! Where do you find it? And what else do you use it in?

Jun 25, 2013
lyden in Home Cooking

Fresh Tarragon Revelation

Yes, fresh tarragon is a revelation. Back in the '70s it was very popular, but then fell out of favor. Hope it is coming back as a recipe ingredient. Try it in egg dishes and cheese dishes. Amazing in scrambled eggs/omelettes, quiches. Also mushroom or potato soup, veal scallops. My favorite spinach recipe is to steam the leaves, add tarragon and lemon with a little butter. Heavenly.

Jun 23, 2013
lyden in Home Cooking
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Irish White Pudding

Do you have a Stop & Shop nearby? The one in Hingham, MA carries it, so you might be able to ask the meat manager to order it if your S&S doesn't normally stock it.

Jan 26, 2013
lyden in Northern New England

What is your biggest recipe pet peeve?

OMG. My mother was given a recipe book as a wedding present in the 1940s (apparently the only recipe book she received) in which every recipe ended that way. We kids thought it was the funniest tag line ever.

Aug 17, 2012
lyden in Home Cooking

Your favorite unusual ice cream flavors in stores

Haha, reminds me of a joke my sister made : "Every night I go to bed with two men ... Ben and Jerry." I asked her, "So, what's that like?" "Well," she said, "Ben is very sweet ... but Jerry's a little cold."

Aug 17, 2012
lyden in General Topics

Your favorite unusual ice cream flavors in stores

Another wonderful gelato is Talenti sea salt caramel, carried by Stop & Shop in New England. I actually had to stop buying it for a while because it magically disappeared from my freezer within hours ... but now I think I might get some more this weekend. The salt really balances out some of the sugar, giving a nice sweet/savory balance.

Aug 17, 2012
lyden in General Topics

[Essex] Woodman's

Always loved eating in RI -- still do! -- and grew up close to the border -- the recipe must have migrated over to CT.

May 29, 2012
lyden in Greater Boston Area

[Essex] Woodman's

Of course, growing up in CT, we just called it a lobster roll :0

But I still remember how stunned I was when I moved to MA in my 30s and ordered a lobster roll. Was served a mayonnaise-bound lump of lobster meat in a bun and politely told the waitress, "I'm sorry, I ordered the lobster roll, not the lobster salad." The next few minutes were a classic example of two people separated by a common language. Waitress: "That is a lobster roll." Me: "What do you call a lobster salad?" Waitress: "The same thing you have but on top of lettuce without the bun."

And Bellachefa, on the CT shoreline, we did have a chowder -- a clear broth, no milk or tomatoes. Onions and celery sauteed in lots of butter, then water, clam juice, cubed potatoes, simmered until the potatoes were tender, then clams, parsley, pepper. Some families stretched it with corn.

Thanks, Harters, always enjoy reading your posts!

May 29, 2012
lyden in Greater Boston Area

[Essex] Woodman's

Woodman's will also happily make you a Connecticut-style lobster roll on request -- hot lobster meat with melted butter, no mayo, in a toasted bun. Luscious!

May 28, 2012
lyden in Greater Boston Area

Help Me Like Sam's Club

I used my Visa for months when I first joined Sam's Club -- mostly buying Rx meds, which, along with gasoline, was why I had joined. When I began buying other products, cashiers started telling me that Sam's didn't take Visa. I asked them to run the card for me, and found that yes, Visa worked in their grocery checkouts as well as at pharmacy & gas registers. My guess is that Sam's has negotiated a deal with MC & Discover and tries to discourage use of Visa, but they do take it.

May 23, 2012
lyden in Chains

"Not your mother's slow cooker cookbook"

You're welcome! I passed on the Cook's Country books but am now having non-buyer's remorse. May need to go back ...

Mar 06, 2012
lyden in Southern New England

"Not your mother's slow cooker cookbook"

The hardcover "deluxe" edition of this cookbook (great color photos) is currently on sale at Ocean State Job Lot for $4.99. OSJL is a NE-based chain, RI/CT and north. Published in 2007, book is 'older' but still 500 pp of great chow.

Mar 05, 2012
lyden in Home Cooking

"Not your mother's slow cooker cookbook"

The hardcover "deluxe" edition (great color photos) is on sale for $4.99 at Ocean State Job Lot for $4.99. Published in 2007, so a little dated, but still 500 pages of goodness.

Mar 05, 2012
lyden in Southern New England

What Foods Do You Hate/Dislike that Most Hounds Probably Love?

JMFCOTC? What's that?

Feb 29, 2012
lyden in General Topics

Cooking from SLOW COOKER Cookbooks

Sorry, did I miss something? Drizzle a couple of tablespoons of ... what? ... over the top?

Love me some caramelized onions!

Feb 28, 2012
lyden in Home Cooking