Since I’m taking the time these days to plan the posts for Discovery Cooking a week or so ahead, I’ve decided to offer up a weekly preview on Sundays, just to whet your appetites, and not incidentally, to impose a bit of discipline on the posting routine, so here goes.
This week’s menu includes a bit of seafood and a bit of beef as well as a delicious summer soup and a fabulous cake that Carol has been making forever, but hadn’t bothered to document until now.
While it’s rare we ever have leftover grilled salmon here at Discovery Cooking, it happens now and then. Salmon croquettes are a great way to transform salmon leftovers into a fine dinner entrée. They’re juicy and flavorful.
Oyster Po’ Boys
This is my take on the classic New Orleans sandwich, including a homemade rémoulade that’s got a bit of a twist. If you’ve never visited Nawlins, an Oyster Po’ Boy will give you a taste of the casual food you can find there.
Chilled Tomato Soup
Perfect for a summer brunch or lunch, or as a start to a warm weather outdoor dinner party, this soup is easy, delicious and elegant, too. It also is a great way to tackle that pile of tomatoes you’re wondering what to do with.
I’ve traveled a bit in Asia (a lot, actually) and I love the flavors of Asian cuisine. These meatballs capture those flavors, which are complemented by a rich demiglace added at the end of the cooking.
Oatmeal Cake with Caramel-Walnut-Coconut Icing
This recipe originated with the mother of one of Carol’s friends from childhood back in the good ol’ Ohio Valley. No telling where it came from originally, but it combines a spicy oatmeal cake with the kind of caramel-coconut icing you would normally find on a German chocolate cake. It never fails to please.
So there it is. I’m looking forward to sharing these recipes with you this week. Come check it out, and if there’s something you really like, let me know in the comments.