Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Fish with Lime Ginger Sauce #recipe plus book #giveaway from author @DarylWoodGerber

From Daryl:

During the summer, I like to eat a lot of fish. There's something about the hot temperatures, I suppose. White fish "looks" cool and refreshing. Plus, fruit sauces really appeal to me. I shared a yummy salsa recipe in my newsletter. Did you get it? If not, don't fret. I'll be sharing it here in a few weeks. For today, I'm sharing a lime ginger sauce. Now, I must admit I didn't think ahead. Oops. I should have kept a slice of lime for decorating the fish. It was just for me, so I didn't care, but the photos looks sort of plain. Harrumph. But it was delicious! Promise.

Speaking of my newsletter, do you like getting them? Do you read them? Do you get too many and feel inundated? They are one of the best ways for us authors to connect with readers who are truly fans. Some of you might not do Facebook or Twitter or other social media. We want to be able to tell you about ourselves and our new releases.

So to enter today's GIVEAWAY, tell me: what can we authors do to entice you to sign up for our newsletters and to read them? See below.

Lime Ginger Sauce
(2 portions) 

1 clove garlic, finely grated
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons simple syrup  (1 tablespoon water with 1 tablespoon sugar)
1 tablespoon  olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger root (or 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4  (4-5ounce) portions black cod or other mild white fish such as mahi mahi
lime or parsley for garnish, if desired

Whisk garlic, lime zest, lime juice, simple syrup, olive oil, ginger, and salt in a small bowl. Place fish in a pan. Pour the lime mixture over the fish. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
Remove fish from the marinade and discard the marinade. Place fish, skin side down (if there’s skin) on the parchment and transfer the baking sheet to the oven. Bake until the fish is cooked through and just flakes apart when pierced with the tip of a knife, 12 to 15 minutes. Garnish with extra lime or parsley.

I forgot to save a lime for decoration; definitely needs that.


I'm giving away a copy of SIFTING THROUGH CLUES, 
the latest Cookbook Nook Mystery. 
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and include your email(cryptically is OK), in case you win.
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And then,  in case you don't subscribe to my newsletter, let me tell you about my NEW upcoming release, DESOLATE SHORES, the first Aspen Adams Novel of Suspense.

A chilling murder, an elusive killer, and a family mystery that hits too close to home . . .

After finding the body of her best friend on the icy shores of Lake Tahoe, Aspen Adams refuses to stand by and watch as the local sheriff’s department begins their search for the killer. Launching her own investigation, she’s soon confronted with a growing array of secrets—both about the friend she thought she knew and about many of the people in her own life. As fragmentary clues and escalating dangers threaten to derail her, she must also cope with the disturbing behavior of her deadbeat sister and troubled teenage niece.

Determined to overcome her personal demons over past failures, Aspen is driven to unravel the conflicting evidence and a shifting range of suspects to bring the killer to justice, even as a family trauma unfolds that threatens to upend her life. And as her investigation inexorably leads her to a shocking discovery and taunts her with a solution that is just out of reach, Aspen realizes that the killer wants nothing more than to see her and her niece dead . . .

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  1. I enjoy reading newsletters with personal happenings, photos of pets and giveaways just for the newsletter readers. Thanks for the recipe which are also great in newsletters. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. Thanks, Doward. You hit on all the things I include in my newsletters. ~ Daryl

  2. I love to read newsletters. I feel like I'm a part of whatever is happening, especially when questions are asked about the book or a new series starting. It's like being a part of a very big family, sharing photos and stories of things happening. And the recipes I really need to try, I'm just a bit of a chicken🙈.. Thank you for the chance. lilyanngill56(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. Lily-Ann, trying a recipe is an adventure. Many of mine have failed. I've even shared a few failures on MLK. :) ~ Daryl

  3. Not a big fish eater but this recipe sounds yummy
    Love this series

    1. Sharon, I bet this would work on chicken. I haven't tried it, but now you're whet my appetite. :) ~ Daryl

  4. I always read newsletters from the authors I follow. I like finding out about new books being released and I like getting to know more about the author. The occasional newsletter giveaway is also nice.

  5. I won't lie; giveaways are a big draw in newsletters. But, I am also drawn to back stories related to the books, author comments on other media, and reading suggestions.
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot) com

  6. I don’t always read newsletters but I do appreciate the ones that are not to long, and that don’t make you click on other links. I do love your books, and I can’t wait to read the newest one!

    1. Michelle, the only links I put in are the ones related to my books or website or sometimes to a Facebook party so my fans know how to sign up or sign in. :) ~ Daryl

  7. Thanks for the recipe, always looking for another way to season or liven up fish. As for newsletters, I enjoy them, especially when they are like yours and have a variety of info - book news of course but food or travel or personal stuff about what you are doing (and Sparky!). Sometimes FB and other social media is too much. I don't want to follow a thread or be in a conversation, I just want to find out what my favorite authors are up to. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Sally, thanks. Nice to know. My little Sparky loves being the final touch in every newsletter. :) ~ Daryl

  8. With newsletters it helps get my interest if they aren't really long and they have visuals. Don't just tell me about a book, show me the cover.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

    1. Aha, Libby, okay. You don't care what the book is about? LOL I bet you do. :) But cover art DEFINITELY. ~ Daryl

  9. I like the newsletters, it helps if they are personal, have a recipe, maybe a contest to win some swag or a book. If I enjoy the books of an author I like their newsletters - it helps me know you personally. Thanks for a chance to win a book!

    1. Lori, thanks so much. The feedback is valuale. ~ Daryl

  10. I like the newsletters. Stuff on Facebook doesn't always show up but I check my email more often. I've seen some offer subscriber only contests, giveaways, and sneak peeks.
    Thanks for the recipe & for sharing your writing. Love this series.

    1. Alicia, isn't that weird and irksome about FB. Not everything shows up. I wish they would get rid of that alogrithm. ~ Daryl

  11. For me, newsletters complement my reading experiences. Recipes, historical or character background and craft ideas are all bonuses for me.

  12. I like newsletters that take me behind the scenes of the books or the author's life. Pictures and giveaways are good.

    1. Sally, I like that idea. Behind the scenes. ~ Daryl

  13. I find newsletters are the best way to keep up with what an author is currently working on.Background information on the story and whatever the author chooses to share are bonuses.

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    1. Taurus, I like hearing everyone wants to know background info. Good to know. ~ Daryl