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Pan Seared Salmon II

Reviewed: Aug. 7, 2006
Very nice. But two skillets? You can easily put in the peppers, oil, garlic and lemon while the salmon is frying... I did. And it wanted a quater cup of heavy cream for a smoother, less oily sauce.
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Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2006
So delicious! If unable to find Thai basil, just add more cilantro and mint. Method for softening Rice Paper: alternate between sheets of wet paper towels. Within 3 minutes they will be soft enough to handle but not so soft that they disintegrate. Method for rolling:When rolling, don't start by covering the contents then pulling in. Rather, cover half the contents, then pull in and roll. This makes them firmer, and a lot easier to eat.
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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2006
Too much umami, imho, so I added a couple tablespoons of finely cut cilantro and fresh mint. The instructions "assumed" one would combine the meat and the vegetable mixture, but never actually told you to.
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Wow! Is that Caviar?

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2006
I thought this was delicious. I served it at a family get-together. People were afraid to try it. "Fish eggs? We use that as bait here in Oregon!" A few suggestions: Use a piping bag, or the corner of a plastic zipper bag to add the sour cream/cream cheese topping. That way, you can leave spaces for people to see what is underneath. Also, next time, I will use 2 TBS of capers, rinsed, in the egg mixture. I placed the onions on a paper towel & put them in the refriegerator, but no juices were given off. Anyway, if I really thought the onions were runny, I'd slice them first, shake salt on them, and then put them in the fridge. A half hour later I'd take them out and rinse off the salt, pat-dry with paper towels, and then dice the onions. I garnished the corners with fresh fennel fronds. It was a lovely touch.
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Bone-In Ham Cooked in Beer

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2006
The best ham. Delicious and tender.
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Indonesian Pork Satay

Reviewed: Jun. 6, 2006
TOO SALTY! Rinse the peanuts 3 times if they are salted, then dry them with paper towels and dry roast them in a medium hot pan for 4 to 7 minutes, shaking the pan several times, until the nuts are no longer steaming and begin to aquire a color. Use low sodium Soy Sauce. But this recipe was delicious. The green onions were a delightful note. If you can grab your hands on 1 tbs of dried lemon grass and 1 tsp of fish sauce (in addition to removing the salt from the peanuts) you'd be giving yourself a treat indeed!
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Potato Salad With Bacon, Olives, and Radishes

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2006
I shouldn't rate this recipe (since I made some changes) but the Allrecipes program requires me to do so. I made some changes, but the formula is just delicious. I substituted capers for the olives and I only had half the green onions, so I added the other half with bell pepper.
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Jambalaya With Shrimp

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2006
Delicious. I used 25-to-a-pound shrimp. I couldn't spend all that time peeling them without making use of the shells! So I put the shrimp shells in the chicken stock and added one more cup of chicken stock and one cup of white wine, then reduced it back down to the amount called-for in the recipe (then removed the shells, of course!) I also cooked the roux to a golden brown before proceeding with the rest of the recipe. The recipe does not call for "trinity" (onions, celery and green pepper) and no cajun seasoning - which I found interesting. So I served this recipe with a bottle of papaya hot sauce for people to pass around.
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African Curry

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2006
Perfect curry dish. I am squeamish about handling raw chicken, so I just used an already roasted chicken from the supermarket. I have mild curry powder, so I doubled up on that. I figure if I wanted to kick up the heat, I have enough cayenne and chili powder to do the job, but decided I didn't need it. I've always shunned curry dishes with tomatoes, it just didn't feel right. So this is my first dish, and it tastes wonderful! The brightness of the tomatoes work very well with the sweetness of the coconut milk.
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Crab Salad III

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2006
Absolutely delivious. I had bowtie pasta, and used real crab meat. They now have lump crab meat in those thin silver packets in the canned-fish aisle. This was perfect. The combination of the herbs was perfect.
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King Crab Appetizers

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2006
Truly a success. I added a teaspoon of lemon zest, and the paprika was smoked paprika. And the refrigerated biscuit dough was "cheddar flavored." YUM-O-LICIOUS!
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Dinah's Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2005
Very good. This will be the first to disappear at a potluck, undoubtedly. Well-proportioned mix of bread crumbs, cheese and seafood. Simply delightful!
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Indian Turkey Burgers With Lime, Cucumbers, and Chutney

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2005
This was very good. The spice mix was extremely subtle and blends very well with spinach, and it was no exception in this dish. And the spinach kept the turkey very moist. I didn't spoon the turkey mixture between two pita halves... I just put it in the pita pocket. After tasting, I decided to add a dollop of fat free yogurt with mint leaves. This heightened this dish to Low-Cal-Indian-Extraordinaire!
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Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2005
A savory dish without garlic?! Oh, the humanity! I set this precious dish on a bed of wild greens, avocado & seasonal tomatoes with a whisper of bleu cheese. An incomparable success! A glass of good red wine cleared the tongue, readying it for more, more, more! (added 05/12/07: Fry a sliced pear or two until golden brown after you fry the meat. Pour the prepared vinegarette over both!)
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Alaska Canned Salmon Carbonara

Reviewed: May 31, 2005
Too much salmon. Put a few spoonsfull at a time, to taste. An entire can is overwhelming. And I'm from Oregon, where salmon is almost taken for granted. The lovely sauce was overwhelmed.
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Basil Shrimp

Reviewed: May 25, 2005
The mustard surprised me when I ate this dish. The basil fragrance was astounding! My condo smelled like a fine restaurant for hours! I didn't have a grill, but I put it in my toaster oven and watched it very carefully.
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Flax and Sunflower Seed Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2005
I've never purchased flax seed before. It gives great texture to this moist and flavorful bread. I didn't have butter, so used olive oil instead. I could eat this bread sweet or savory.
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Apple, Cranberry, and Pear Crisp

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2005
Instead of walnuts I added cashews. People raved. The butteriness of the cashews added a distinctiveness, a smooth creaminess to the flavorful crisp.
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