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  • Potato Leek Sausage Soup – Country Style

    This weekend I got to play with my new grinder attachment for the KitchenAid mixer. I just happened to have some pork roast that was dying to be turned into sausage. I ground up a bunch of pork adding all kinds of herbs, paprika, and salt.

    With this sausage in hand and some fresh leeks, I was tempted to alter one of the recipes you may have seen on this site for potato leek soup. I added sausage to the recipe and made it country style. For me, country style means setting aside ½ the potatoes and ½ the sausage and adding them at the end. Note: in the prior recipe we pureed the soup with a immersion blender (boat motor).

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  • Salmon in Tomato Butter Sauce

    This weekend I ran across some wild Sockeye salmon and had to try out Chef Ramsey’s tomato butter sauce. I was able to make this meal in 20 minutes and I was taking my time.

    One of the key kitchen appliances is the food processor. You put most of the ingredients into the unit and spin away. Then you pass it through a sieve to take out all the seeds (from the tomatoes) and it makes your sauce smooth.

    The salmon was cooked very simply – olive oil, salt and pepper. Wow that was really hard. Then I broiled it for bout 8 minutes. The flavor was in the sauce so we did not want the salmon to compete for your taste buds.

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