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Updated: Wild Pacific King Salmon Recipes

For perfect wild king salmon that is juicy and tender, cook it slowly in a 225 degree oven. You’ll get perfect results every time. And if you want to gild the lily, wrap each fillet in a rasher or two of partially cooked bacon first.… Read More »

Apricot Shrub & Other Yummy Recipes for Summer’s Most Fleeting Fruit

In today’s Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I talk about apricots, with recipes for Chicken Kababs with Onions, Bacon, Apricots & Spicy Apple Cider Vinaigrette and Summer Bread Salad with Apricots and Warm Bacon-Maple Vinaigrette. I’ll post the promised photograph showing how to weave bacon onto a skewer late this afternoon or early evening. In celebration of the fruit’s brief season, I’ve searched the archives for recipes using fresh apricots. Apricot Shrub  A shrub is a refreshing fruit… Read More »

The Good Food Hour’s Recipe Contest: BACON!

There is still time to enter the 2012 KSRO Good Food Hour’s Recipe Contest and, given the theme this year, why wouldn’t you? It’s BACON! Anything goes, from cocktails to dessert. Bloody Mary with Bacon Swizzle Sticks? Have at it. Bacon fat ice cream with caramelized bacon bits? Why not? Actually, I’m not 100 percent cocktails are allowed but bacon swizzle sticks sound so good I have to mention them. And what’s the worst the could happen? You submit a… Read More »

Spaghetti Carbonara: It’s Not Just For Thanksgiving

Years ago, writer Calvin Trillin suggested replacing traditional turkey with spaghetti carbonara as the official Thanksgiving dish. That’s probably never going to happen but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to the classic Roman dish at this time of year. It’s a perfect main course for Sunday night supper. … Read More »