DISHWASHER SALMON ... WITH A BIT OF A KICK
Years ago we got an invitation to spend a few days on the yacht of a Count that a friend of ours was dating. We weren't invited because of our charm, but rather because he had heard we knew how to cook turtle steak. Larry managed to spend the first day turning green and hanging over the railing of the ship while Elizabeth held on to his belt so he wouldn't be pitched over board. When we found calmer waters and Larry's color returned to something close to human, the Count said that he would cook dinner for us that evening and Larry could cook the turtle the next evening. This is when we learned that it was possible to cook salmon in the dishwasher. The Count said that it was the easy way to cook something when he had guests. This is very simple and we have since discovered numerous websites devoted to this method of cooking salmon. Here's how we learned it:
Salmon steaks or filets (one per person)
Heavy duty aluminum foil
Thinly sliced lemon
Salt and Freshly ground pepper to taste.
Lightly salt and pepper the salmon. Place one or two slices of lemon on the salmon followed by a sprig of fresh dill. Gently seal each piece of salmon in a piece of HEAVY duty aluminum foil pinching the ends securely to make it water proof. Wrap again with a second piece of HEAVY duty foil. Place in the top rack of a dishwasher. Turn the dishwasher on and run it through the full cycle. VOILA! Steamed salmon.
We have read that some people actually cook the fish and wash the dishes at the same time, but we've never been brave enough to try it. If someone does this, please let us know how it turns out.
BOURBON DIPPING SAUCE
3/4 Cup Bourbon
2/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1 clove of garlic, minced or pressed
1 Tsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
Combine all ingredients. Heat over medium high heat until it just starts to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about ten minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Serve as a dipping sauce.
If you are simply not brave enough to try the salmon in the dishwasher, here's an alternative. Wash the salmon and pat dry. Lightly salt and pepper the salmon and then place it on a non-stick cookie sheet or a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Broil for about 6 minutes on each side, until the top develops a crispy crust or until salmon is slightly flaky. Brush salmon with bourbon mixture or use it as a dipping sauce.
SOUSED PORK ROAST
SOUSED PORK ROAST