Saturday, May 19, 2018

Salmon and Asian Vegetables #Recipe @PegCochran

Are you taking a break from watching the royal wedding to visit the blog?

This is a lovely, light recipe for the warmer days ahead! It comes from the Skinnytaste cookbook my daughter gave me for Mother's Day called Fast and Slow. (I won't repeat the comment my husband made about that title.)

This is not the exact  recipe because...well, because.  I think the recipe was for four or six people and there are only two of us.  And there was more bokchoy involved, which I don't think my husband loves.  So I kind of fiddled with quantities and ingredients.  Feel free to do the same.


Salmon (I made 1/2 lb. for the two of us)
Asian sweet chili sauce (about 2 tablespoons was enough for the quantity of salmon)
Sriracha to taste (I used a teaspoon and it was plenty spicy)
red, orange or yellow peppers (I used two) sliced into thin strips
baby bokchoy (I used one small bunch but you could definitely use more) cut into quarters
dash of olive oil
2 tsps. minced garlic
2 tsps. grated ginger (I used the stuff in the jar)
Soy sauce

Combine Asian chili sauce and sriracha and brush on fish.  Grill salmon outside or inside until just done (it took about 8 minutes on a gas grill preheated to 400 degrees.)

In a pan, heat olive oil and add garlic and ginger.  Cook, stirring, until fragrant.  Add veggies and saute until desired doneness.  I added a dash of soy sauce, which wasn't in the recipe but was good!

Plate salmon on top of veggies and enjoy!


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It’s a marriage made in murder in the new Cranberry Cove Mystery from USA Today bestselling author Peg Cochran!

The long-awaited wedding of Monica and Greg is the highlight of the harvest season in Cranberry Cove, drawing friends from far and wide to help them celebrate. Among the guests are an old college friend of Monica’s and the woman’s boisterous new husband, a man with many enemies and more than a few bitter women in his past. When he turns up dead on a boat, the victim of a fatal stabbing, Monica steps in once again to unravel the mystery.

As she dredges up clues and wades through a long list of suspects, Monica’s sleuthing becomes all the more pressing when the local police are convinced that her friend did the deed. Monica will have to clear her name fast and track down the real culprit as the killer threatens to bring her sweet wedded bliss to a bitter end.

Includes tasty recipes!


Pre-Order Now! Coming June 2018

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“The clever ‘Dear Reader’ asides serve up just the right amount of dry wit, and the occasional blog post snippet provides readers with some helpful tips alongside their mystery. The case is always well plotted, and the fictitious Michigan small-town setting provides an intriguing supporting cast with a bevy of interesting personalities. Readers will root for Shelby to solve the case and stay on the edge of their seats until she does.”

– RT Reviews



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A Park Avenue princess discovers the dark side of 1930s New York when a debutante ball turns deadly in this gripping historical mystery for readers of Victoria Thompson, Anne Perry, and Rhys Bowen.

Manhattan, 1938. Tired of being trapped in the gilded cage of her family’s expectations, Elizabeth Adams has done what no self-respecting socialite would think to do: She’s gotten herself a job. Although Elizabeth’s dream is to one day see her photographs on the front page of the Daily Trumpet, for now she’s working her way up as the newsroom’s gal Friday.

But fetching coffee isn’t exactly her idea of fun, so when veteran reporter Ralph Kaminsky needs a photographer to fill in for a last-minute assignment, Elizabeth jumps at the chance. At the Waldorf Hotel, Elizabeth is tasked with tracking down the season’s “It girl,” Gloria DeWitt, who will be making her society debut. Working her own connections to New York’s upper crust, Elizabeth manages to land an exclusive interview with Gloria.

Then Gloria’s stepmother is shot dead in a Waldorf bathroom, placing Elizabeth at the scene of a headline-worthy scandal: “Murder of a Society Dame.” Now Elizabeth will have to get the scoop on the killer before her good name gets dragged through the gossip columns—or worse. . . .

From a Goodreads Review:

"What absolute fun! Penned with wit, humor and style, MURDER, SHE REPORTED gets my definite, “Yes!”

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  1. I have the same cookbook but haven’t tried the salmon recipe yet. I made the eggplant stacks from it last night and we all liked it. My brother who only likes eggplant some of the time wanted the recipe.

    1. I want to try those eggplant stacks. My husband loves eggplant!

  2. This sounds really tasty.
    Sweet chili sauce is my secret ingredient.

    1. I love sweet chili sauce, too! And Gochujang sauce which is a Korean barbecue sauce.

  3. Lovely recipe, Peg! We will make it this weekend. I've already printed it out. Congrats on the new book. Hugs. MJ