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Easy Herb Breads for Dinner

Quick breads are easy to make and wonderful served with soups or stews,
especially on cold winter evenings. Today I have a few simple recipes to
keep in mind when you need a quick bread for dinner.

Herb Rolls

Ingredients:
2 tubes butter flake rolls
1/4 cup butter
2 tbsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
2 tbsp. dried minced onion

Line a greased loaf pan end to end with two rows of dough. Peel apart
slightly. Bring the butter with herbs to a very low boil while stirring.
Pour over the bread. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes. Read more... )
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4 chicken breasts, or do 6 for 6 people
Orange ; organic-the skin has a lot less pesticides in
One garlic clove
One tablespoon fresh basil
Black pepper to taste
Grate the orange skin using a grater and juice the remaining orange. Add, garlic, chopped basil and pepper. using a sharp knife make cuts in the chicken breasts, then lay them on a baking tray. Pour the orange mixture onto them, rubbing into the cuts as well. Leave to marinade for 10 mins, then grill the meat. serve, if you have left over sauce, add it or leave as a sauce for something else.

Salmon dish

Feb. 7th, 2012 03:05 pm
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Salmon x2 brought defrosted slices [for the amount of people cooking for, in this I’m doing it for 2 people, so double up depending on if you need more]
Artichoke hearts in oil x1 can
Pick a herb~ basil, oregano, thyme, marjoram, etc. handful of one of these.
Olives, one can
Seasoning-pepper and salt
Lemon juice
Sliced, diced and chopped vegetables of your choice- aubergine, coloured peppers etc.
Get a tray that you’ll be cooking these in, add the fish a good length apart [so the other things can cook around them].
Open the cans of the list above. Chop the herb of your choice and add this to a small bowl with the juice of one lemon and the seasoning, mix with a fork and add this over the fish. Place the veg around the salmon slices, and add the artichoke hearts as well-this comes in it’s own oil and will be sufficient to be oily for the whole dish, plus the fish contains oils too. Add the drained olives as well.
Cook on an average temp- around 180 degrees C, for about 30mins-1 hour check occasionally to see when the fish has coloured a light golden brown.
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The basic ingredient for these recipes is olive oil, with varied additions to produce different flavorful delights.

In every case, whisk the ingredients together and allow vegetables to soak in the resulting marinade for at least 30 minutes before grilling. Each recipe may be doubled or tripled as needed.

Hot Mama Marinade
1/3-cup tamari or shoyu
1/4-cup olive oil
1-tsp. dried mustard
1/2- to 1-tsp. cayenne pepper (or more, depending on how hot you like it)
1-Tbsp. Tabasco sauce (optional)
2 or 3 garlic cloves

Sweet & Tangy Marinade
1/3-cup tamari or shoyu
1/4-cup olive oil
1/4-cup maple syrup or honey
Juice of 1 lemon

Herbed Red Wine Marinade
1/2-cup full-bodied red wine
1/4-cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1-tsp. sea salt
1/2-tsp. each of any of the following dried herbs (or 1-tsp. each, if fresh; or place whole sprigs of fresh on vegetables as they grill) – choose from: rosemary, marjoram, thyme, oregano, basil, sage, or any combination of these

from Witch in the Kitchen by Cait Johnson
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Garlic Paste

2 oz pork fat
3 T lard or vegetable oil
4 – 5 garlic cloves, peeled

In a food processor, chop the pork fat and garlic to a smooth paste. In
a small skillet, heat the lard or veg oil until it is hot but not
smoking, Add the garlic-fat paste, cook over low heat until barley
golden. Remove skillet from heat, and let cool to room temperature.
Garlic paste keeps for one month in refrigerator, in a jar with a
tight-fitting lid. Enjoy garlic paste with any ramen dish.

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This light, elegant dish provides a welcome change to the usual picnic fare. Best of all, it can be made a day ahead.
Ingredients
3 tbsp. balsamic or red wine vinegar
2 tsp. olive oil
1/4 cup fresh, chopped basil
1 small eggplant, sliced into thin rounds
1 zucchini, sliced thinly
1 yellow squash, sliced thinly
1 red pepper, sliced thinly
1 small red onion, sliced thinly
1/4 cup 2% plain yogurt
2 tbsp. low fat mayonnaise
1 tbsp. fresh, chopped basil
1 tsp. lemon juice
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Blend vinegar, oil and basil. Add vegetables, tossing to coat.
2. Place vegetables in roasting pan and cook, stirring occasionally until tender, about 30 minutes.
3. Whisk together ingredients for yogurt spread.
4. Spread yogurt mixture on pita halves, crusty rolls or focaccia bread. Top with veggie mixture and serve.
http://www.womentodaymagazine.com/foodcooking/summerpicnic.html
[identity profile] myfanwy-65.livejournal.com
"Wonderful on vegetables."

1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup finely chopped oil packed sundried tomatoes
3 Tbls. chopped fresh basil
Pinch of pepper


1. Stir together butter, sundried tomatoes, basil, pepper and crumbled Feta, until creamy.

2. Cover and refrigerate the butter for up to 1 week. Be sure to let it soften before spreading on the corn.

Yields: 1 Cup

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