Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NOVEMBER IS WINDING TO AN END ~ WHERE DID THE YEAR GO? (SWEET AUTUMN SALMON ~ ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS, SWEET POTATOES & CRANBERRIES)

"Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all! .... his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes." 

~ Charles Dickens



My beloved Grandfather clock speaks ...


SWEET AUTUMN SALMON

~ This fish is good!

2  lbs. salmon fillet
1  Tbsp. sweet butter
1  Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
2  Tbsp. soy sauce
2  Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1  Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1-2 cloves minced garlic
fresh (or dried) thyme to taste
freshly ground cracked pepper


  • Rinse and pat dry salmon.
  • Combine butter, honey, and brown sugar and melt together in small pan. 
  • Add soy sauce, Dijon mustard, olive oil, garlic, thyme and pepper. Pour over fish and marinate 30 minutes or longer.
  • Grill over hot coals for 8-10 minutes - depending on thickness and preferred salmon doneness. Leftover marinade can be heated well and served over fish.



ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS, SWEET POTATOES & CRANBERRIES

~ a yummy autumn/holiday side dish sure to please all 
(compliments of Danielle @ http://eatingcuriously.com/)


1  lb.  Brussels sprouts
2  sweet potatoes (cut in small wedges)
1  1/2 cups of fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2  large sweet onion (cut in small wedges)
2  Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1  1/2  Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1  Tbsp. maple syrup
1/4  tsp. cinnamon
coarse salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

  • Preheat oven to 400ยบ.  Spray large baking sheet with oil.
  • Stem and halve Brussels sprouts and place in large bowl. Add wedges of sweet potatoes, onions, and cranberries. 
  • Combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt & pepper. Toss with veggies & cranberries.
  • Spread all evenly on baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes, flip/stir and return to oven for another 15 minutes.

10 comments:

Helen said...

Both sound absolutely delicious, Joey.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

I love Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and cranberries but never thought of eating them together. I will have to try this! Stay warm and enjoy the holiday season!

imac said...

Great clock my friend.

joey said...

Thanks Helen ~ last night's dinner and both delicious. The salmon is a fav recipe but loving roasted veggies, the first time combining the sprouts/sweet potatoes/cranberry combo ... delicious and great side for the holidays.

Exactly what I thought, Karin ... and a delightful combo taste.

Thanks iMac ... did you think I disappeared! :)



Rose said...

Why does it every year seems to go by faster and faster? I'd like Mr. Grandfather clock to slow down just a little:) The recipes sounds delicious as always, Joey.

Marysol said...

You know a recipe is good when every ingredient makes your mouth water a little bit, and early in the a.m. too.
So good to see your posts again, querida Joey!

joey said...

Have no clue as to time, dear Rose, but like you would like it to slow down. Now it's December! I so wonder how the year passed so quickly. But so enjoyed stopping by and seeing your tour of Gail's treasured garden. December ((hugs)) fun friend!

Posts are far and few between, dear Marysol! But on FB daily ... come join me! (Yes, this stuff was good!)

Marysol said...

Don't pay any attention to the woman behind the curtain, she's just here to take another look, and yes, to swipe the awesome recipe.


Sorry mi amiga, last week flew by me. I will join forces with you and FB.

joey said...

Marysol ... enjoy dear friend! Although cookin' up a storm and posting daily 'ho-hum' life on FB, you can well see I am not too busy here on my blog!

Dee Nash said...

It does sound good. Yum. Merry almost Christmas Joey.~~Dee