Sponsored Content
« Gaming Thread: Interview Edition 7/27/2014 | Main | Bonus Gaming Thread: Review of Boardgame "Pandemic" »
July 27, 2014

Food Thread: Turkey Bacon Edition [CBD]

Turkey Bacon.jpg

Cherry wars: The crazy economics of Michigan's favorite pitted fruit
Because government regulation of the economics of food production is in our best interest.

USDA Hires Environmentalist Food Activist to Oversee Dietary Guidelines

Tagtow founded Environmental Nutrition Solutions, whose mission is to change the food system by making it more "sustainable, ecologically sound, [and] socially acceptable." She formerly was the endowed chair for the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.

Tagtow explained her definition of a sustainable food system during a guest lecture at Utah State University in 2011.

"A sustainable and resilient food system conserves and renews natural resources, advances social justice and animal welfare, builds community wealth, and fulfills the food and nutrition needs of all eaters now and in the future,,"she said.

I am confident that this will work well, because the politically-driven policy decisions that have been made by the Obama administration are usually just what the country needs.

This is Ann Burrell's version of focaccia, and it is great. It's worth the trouble to make this, but plan on eating all of it the first day -- it is merely okay the next day.

She is also one of the few Food Network chefs who is a real professional. Most of her recipes are at least good, and a few are fantastic.

Queen's Park Swizzle Cocktail

8 -10 mint leaves
3 oz aged rum
1/2 oz 2:1 rich Demerara simple syrup
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1 dash The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters

Gently muddle mint leaves in a Collins or chimney glass.
Add rum, simple syrup, lime juice and bitters.
Fill glass with crushed ice and swizzle or stir to combine ingredients.
Top with more crushed ice and serve with straws.

This is one of my favorite salmon recipes, mostly because the Dijon mustard is a great foil for the fattiness of the salmon. Farmed salmon is fattier than the wild stuff, but is also much more readily available and much more reasonably priced.

I found the recipe in the Balthazar Cookbook, which is an excellent and readable book from the owners of an equally excellent bistro in NYC. It is also always packed, and not cheap, so I usually get my bistro-food fix from this cookbook.


4 Salmon Filets; about 7 ounces each
1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
Salt and pepper
Vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 500 degrees

Season the filets on both sides with salt and pepper.

Spread Dijon Mustard liberally on the flesh side of each filet.

Sprinkle bread crumbs onto the mustard, using your fingers to press it into the mustard.

Heat a large, ovenproof saute pan (preferably non-stick) on high and add the vegetable oil.

When the oil begins to smoke, add the salmon, mustard side down. Lower flame to medium.

Sear for two minutes until the mustard and bread crumbs form a crust. Then turn and sear for another minute.

Transfer pan to oven and cook for 4 minutes.

Remove from oven, place on warmed platter and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.

digg this
posted by Open Blogger at 04:20 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
JT: "Hiya ..."

Blonde Morticia: " Can Google be deleted? Posted by: Brian Setzer ..."

Skip: "Time to get moving ..."

m: "75 When I was living in France almost 50 years ago ..."

m: "251 The Hash House Harriers (HHH or H3) is an inte ..."

Theresa Yates: "More than $15k can be earned online by performing ..."

Theresa Yates: "More than $15k can be earned online by performing ..."

Theresa Yates: "More than $15k can be earned online by performing ..."

Theresa Yates: "More than $15k can be earned online by performing ..."

Theresa Yates: "More than $15k can be earned online by performing ..."

Theresa Yates: "More than $15k can be earned online by performing ..."

Theresa Yates: "More than $15k can be earned online by performing ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64