Kitchen Delights 8/11/19

Asparagus Citrus Salad

2 c. water

1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed & cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces

2 T. orange juice

1 T. olive oil

2 tsp. orange zest

1/4 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning


In a large skillet, bring water to a boil (add a little salt, if you wish). Add asparagus; cook for 4-5 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain; pat dry, place in a bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk orange juice, oil, orange zest and lemon-pepper. Pour over asparagus; toss to coat.

Yield: 4 servings


Lemon Grilled Salmon

2 tsp. snipped fresh dill OR 3/4 tsp. dried dill weed

1/2 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning

1/2 tsp. seasoning salt

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1-1/2 lb. salmon fillet

1/4 c. brown sugar

3 T. chicken broth

3 T. vegetable oil

3 T. soy sauce

3 T. finely chopped green onions

1 lemon, thinly sliced

1 thinly sliced onion, separated into rings


Sprinkle dill, lemon-pepper, seasoning salt, and garlic powder over salmon. Place in a large resealable plastic bag. Add the brown sugar, broth, oil, soy sauce, and green onions. Seal bag.

Refrigerate for 1 hour, turning once. Drain, discard marinade. Place salmon, skin-side down, on grill rack over white hot coals, place lemon and onion slices on top. Grill for 15-20 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings


Sherbet Macaroons

1 pint pineapple or orange sherbet, softened

2 tsp. almond extract

1 white cake mix (I prefer Duncan Hines® brand)

6 c. flake coconut


In a large mixing bowl, combine sherbet, almond extract and dry cake mix; mix well. Stir in the coconut.

Drop teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 11-12 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.

Yield: 6 dozen


Garlic-Herb Cheesy Potatoes

1/2 c. butter, melted, divided

2 c. herb-seasoned croutons, coarsely crushed

32 oz. bag frozen Southern-style diced hash brown potatoes, thawed

2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

1 c. chive-onion sour cream potato topper

1/2 c. diced onion

Salt & pepper, to taste

10-3/4 oz. can cr. of mushroom soup


Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix 1/4 cup of the melted butter and the crushed croutons; set aside.

In large bowl, mix remaining 1/4 cup melted butter and all remaining ingredients. Spoon into baking dish, spreading evenly.

Bake 40 minutes or until browned and bubbly around edges. Sprinkle crouton mixture over potato mixture; bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until topping is browned.


Lemon-Berry Cake

1 (18-1/4 oz.) yellow cake mix

1 T. lemon zest

2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries

6 oz. pkg. lemon gelatin

1-1/2 c. boiling water

Whipped cream or topping


Prepare cake batter according to package directions; pour into a lightly greased 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle blueberries on top. In a bowl, whisk together gelatin and water  until gelatin us dissolved. Slowly pour over batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 33-38 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean.

Serve warm with whipped cream.

Yield: 12 servings


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