Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Grilled Salmon with dill + book #giveaway from author @DarylWoodGerber


From Daryl aka Avery:

FIRST, CONGRATULATIONS 
to Lucy Burdette & Leslie Budewitz on their new releases!!!

FATAL RESERVATIONS and BUTTER OFF DEAD!  

I love the creativity in our group. 
May every fan of Mystery Lovers Kitchen go out 
and buy the book or tell a friend or librarian this week!!!


And now...to celebrate upcoming release of FUDGING THE BOOKS  (a month from now; August), there's a giveaway below...keep reading.

I’m writing the next Cookbook Nook Mystery (#5), and the event in Crystal Cove is the Wild West Extravaganza, so I’m researching all sorts of grilling recipes, barbecue, and fun foods to serve “on the range” or at horse-type events. Fun and tasty!

In the series, I mention titles of a variety of cookbooks. Now, I don’t always purchase these books because that could really rack up the $$—I research and review the  books as I can online and in bookstores—but occasionally, I do purchase one, usually based on sample recipes and photographs I've seen. I found one that I had to have. 

It’s called: Grill Every Day: 125 Fast-track Recipes for Weeknights at the Grill by Diane Morgan. I love to barbecue. I love to find recipes I can use with fish.


This one is divine.

In the book, it is called Alder-Planked Salmon with Lemon-Vodka-Dill Marinade, but I don’t have an alder-plank, so I went without...which would be considered a "tweak."  You can do whatever you choose. No matter what, enjoy the aromas and flavors.

From Grill Every Day: 125 Fast-track Recipes for Weeknights at the Grill by Diane Morgan

Ingredients:

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons vodka
Freshly grated zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon Juice (whole lemon)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 whole side of salmon, about 3 pounds

Directions:

Like I said, I don’t have an alder-plank, and I remember years ago using a cedar plank to cook a salmon, and my husband wasn’t happy. He didn’t like the smoky flavor.

So…

I simply used this recipe as a marinade, and I barbecued, and it was fabulous!!! I think you can grill it or cook this in the oven.

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, vodka, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly. Place the whole salmon fillet, flesh side up, on a large rimmed baking sheet (if you use a cutting board, the oil WILL spill over, so be careful). Pour the marinade evenly over the top. Set aside while the grill or oven heats.


When ready to grill, baste the grill with olive oil, then heat the grill to medium (about 300 degrees). Set the fish on the grill, close the lid, and grill for 5-8 minutes. Using two spatulas (very important), flip the fish.


Grill another 4-6 minutes until the salmon is almost opaque (light pink), yet still moist when tested with a knife.


On a charcoal fire, this all might take longer by 2-4 minutes a side. I have a gas grill.

**In the oven, I’d cook the fish at about 300 degrees, as per above, but I would broil the fish at the end, flesh side up, for about 4 minutes for color.

Slice into portions and serve hot.





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News!

I've set up a Goodreads giveaway for 5 lucky winners to win Fudging the Books. It starts July 15 and ends July 31.  Good luck!

Also I'm having a release party on Facebook on August 4th, so mark your calendars! Look for the event invitation. There will be door prizes!

Also, I'll offering a giveaway August 3rd via my newsletter to someone (or a few someones) who are signed up to receive it! Don't delay. Sign up.



TODAY'S GIVEAWAY:

Today's giveaway, as a thanks for being my fans, you will have your choice of the first three Cookbook Nook Mysteries OR any of the Cheese Shop Mysteries on the shelves + some fun swag. Leave a comment, with your email (cryptic, if you must) so I can contact you!  

And tell me what's your favorite thing on my Fudging the Books cover!


Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
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74 comments:

  1. I always judge a book by its cover, and "Fudging the Books" is marvelous. I love how the cat is tangled in the hammock with the pirate ship in the distance, but the chocolate cake makes me...salivate! Yum! 👍🏼. kat8762@aol.com

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen. I like all the same things, including the cake. :)

      ~ Daryl

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  2. Chocolate! lol. And I love the kitty! This recipe sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  3. I'm not a big fish eater but the pictures make it look so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    I am looking forward to reading the Cookbook Nook mystery series (just love the kitty on the cover). Thank you for the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Jen, salmon is so good for you. Give it a try about once a month, if you can. If not, definitely eat cake! :)

      ~ Daryl

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  4. The kitty in the hammock, of course! Thanks for this opportunity!
    dm_richards(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Di, I know, right? Tigger is so cute. He's a little bundle.

      ~ Daryl

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  5. All the chocolate and sweets on the table :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    1. Lisa, the artist really gets into the food, I think. She does a great job on Krista's books with food, as well.


      ~ Daryl

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  6. I would award a medal to anyone who can flip a whole fish filet on a grill without it falling to pieces. The recipe sounds great.

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    1. Sheila, thanks. It took two spatulas, and I thought for sure it would break, but it didn't. So cool!

      ~ Daryl

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    2. I agree with Sheila. There are spatulas designed specifically for fish. Extra wide, I think. But it is daunting.

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  7. My favorite thing about the cover is the cat in the hammock!! We love salmon and a light marinade sounds delicious. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. J ~ Thanks! This marinade is definitely a keeper in our house.

      ~ Daryl

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  8. Well the fudge of course ! :) kathambre@yahoo.com

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  9. Lovely recipe, Daryl. Can you believe I haven't uncovered the grill yet? See,s like it rains every day!

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    1. So sorry, Krista. I do love to grill! In California it's about year-round.

      ~ Daryl

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  10. Although I love the cat and chocolates.... I really like looking out of the window to see the ship.... afarage (at) earthlink. net

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    1. Alicia, I love what the artist does with the "outside the window" pictures. Whimsical.

      ~ Daryl

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  11. Hm, Kitty in the hammock? Fudge? Cake? View out the window? Oh heck! The whole cover!
    Isn't amazing that that small amount of vodka can make a taste difference?
    Thanks for the suggestions for alternative cooking.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. Thanks, Libby! And yes, re: the vodka. Quite amazing.

      ~ Daryl

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  12. This salmon recipe looks like it is going to be a go-to recipe for this summer - yum! My favorite part of the cover of Fudging the Books is all the wonderful detail (I can enlarge it on my iPad and the detail really is amazing!), but I especially like Tigger in the hammock!

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    1. Thanks, Celia! I love zooming into pix, too.

      ~ Daryl

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  13. Salmon is my favorite meal and we eat salmon every week. What a delectable recipe. Thanks for this lovely post and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. My favorite thing is the cat in the hammock. How sweet is he?
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I love writing about Tigger.

      ~ Daryl

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  15. Love the cat in the hammock. Bear (my yorkie) would probably love to do that.
    thanks for the chance to win.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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    1. Yorkies are lovable little doggies! Sweet.

      ~ Daryl

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  16. Has to be the Fudge of course

    pwtish171@gmail.com

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  17. Salmon on the grill is always delicious, isn't it? And my favorite thing on the cover is all that chocolate. Ummm. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Sally. I love all the chocolate, too. Lots of chocolate recipes in this one

      ~ Daryl

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  18. I like the books and then the chocolate. doward1952@yahoo.com

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    1. Aha! A reader and then an eater. Gotcha.

      ~ Daryl

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  19. I love a view out the window from inside, especially from a table or desk with books on it! (Adding chocolate makes it even more appealing :) traceyr1984@msn.com

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    1. Tracey, I agree. A view out the window...just draws you in.

      ~ Daryl

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  20. Sounds yummy! I don't think I've seen a recipe on this blog yet that I don't want to try---lol! Also, my favorite thing on your new book cover is the chocolate cake!!! Congratulations and continued success!!! :-) nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! From your lips... :)

      ~ Daryl

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  21. I am a lover of all things feline, so the cat in the hammock is my favorite. That salmon recipe is going to be tried real soon at my house.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  22. What's not to like about this cover? I love the little kitty hammock, so cute. The view out the window with the ship, the chocolate, yum. I get a warm cozy feeling looking at it...except for the scissors jammed into the wood, hmmm.
    momzillasteel@gmail.com

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    1. Warm and cozy, I love that! Thanks, Deb.

      ~Daryl

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  23. The cat in the hammock is so adorable! Definitely my favorite! But really, cake, fudge, books & a dreamy view of the water, what's not to love? I have the cookbook nook series on my tbr list & would love to get started. Thanks for the opportunity! Ycats6263@yahoo.com

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  24. I like everything about the Fudging the Books cover. Though I've got to admit, the kitty in the hammock is the thing that stands out the most to me. Thank you for sharing this recipe and thank you for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  25. I love the table with all the treats. Cmkeck311@aol.com

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    1. Yes, treats. So much fun to dream, right?

      ~Daryl

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  26. I love the view out the window, looking past the cat in the hammock.

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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    1. Elaine, thanks. Yes, that long view. It's just an "ahh" moment, right?

      ~Daryl

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  27. All the yummy chocolate and the pirate ship! Still wondering about that pirate ship! maxtonsmamaw@gmail.com

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    1. This has pirates in it, but they're not "real." It's Pirate Week and everyone gets to play pirate. Quite fun!

      ~Daryl

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  28. Although I'm a dog lover, my favorite part of the cover is the kitten in the hammock. It''s adorable! cking78503@aol.com

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    1. Chris, I'm a dog lover and I still love the cat. In fact, a Q&A asked me whether my Sparky is the inspiration for Tigger, and yes is the answer. You'll catch that on my FB author page soon.

      ~Daryl

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  29. I love the delicious looking chocolate cake, but my daughter was attracted to the kitten in the hammock. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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    1. Is your daughter a daughter a reader?? Yay!

      ~Daryl

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  31. I love the view looking out the window towards the pirate ship and beyond. Everything on the cover has a cozy feeling to it, and I love the chocolates. Thank You for the opportunity to win! crossxjo@hotmail.com

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    1. I'm so glad you like the cozy feel.

      ~Daryl

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  32. You recipe sounds good, I love salmon. One of my favorite things on the the Fuding cover is the kitten in the hammock and the ship in the background. Thank you for the chance to win. griperang at embarqmail dot com

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    1. Angela, you bet! Thanks for chiming in!

      ~Daryl

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  33. I love the Cookbook cozies. I am not a fish or seafood eater so the salmon recipe was lost on me.

    Bettyjo.english@gmail.com

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    1. Oh, sorry about that. Bet this would work on chicken. :)

      ~Daryl

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  34. I love the Cookbook cozies. I am not a fish or seafood eater so the salmon recipe was lost on me.

    Bettyjo.english@gmail.com

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  35. I love the Cookbook cozies. I am not a fish or seafood eater so the salmon recipe was lost on me.

    Bettyjo.english@gmail.com

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  36. Congrats on your new release! I like the kitten best on your new cover. Is the kitten the reason for the salmon recipe? :-) It does look good; our cats love the aroma of salmon being sautéed or grilled. Thanks for the chance to win! jeaniedannheim ( at ) ymail ( dot ) com

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    1. Um, nope. The salmon is for the humans. I'm sure Tigger would like some, however. :)

      ~Daryl

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  37. I read books by what the cover shows. I really like ones with cats on them. I have not been disappointed yet. Thank you for allowing me to win one.
    Slpetera@yahoo.com

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  38. Great recipe. looks like great cozy mystery.

    xzjh04@ Gmail.com

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  39. I get caught up on the cover appeal too, guilty! I love animals and food especially. Kittens for sure and any kind of hot tea and or coffee. vboudreau57@gmail.com

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  40. What a great cover! The cute kitten and the yummy chocolate desserts caught my eye. Thanks for the giveaway.
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