The Crazy Suburban Mom: Weekend round-up, Salmon glaze slash pancake syrup, and a baby pool with an oven safe handle

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Weekend round-up, Salmon glaze slash pancake syrup, and a baby pool with an oven safe handle

1. Pandora  Don't want to talk about Pandora.

2.  ...And speaking of McDonald's  My local McDonald's is gone.  Went the other day and not an Egg McMuffin in site.  Just a for rent sign and tumbleweeds...

3.  Replaced the last of the non-non stick pots   Got the last pan I ordered, very nice.  It's a  Cook's Essentials 13.75" skillet.  On QVC  it looked crazy-roomy; on my cook top it looks like a baby pool with an oven-safe handle.

I thought it might be too big but my kid says it's the perfect four grilled cheese sandwiches at one time size.

4.   Yum


That is all,  just yum.

5.  Salmon with Waffle Sauce   I know - the name, follow me here.  I really like salmon but I've done the dill thing to death and I didn't want to use Jerseyaki two times in a row.  After perusing the pantry I put a few Tees of this and a few Tees of that in a Pyrex custard cup, crossed my fingers and nuked it.

After it cooled I tasted it and who knew- Love it. And not only that but it would be the bomb on waffles.  I don't even know how to begin explaining a salmon glaze slash pancake syrup - you'd have to taste the stuff to know.

Waffle Sauce

1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Butter
Juice from half a lime
Zest from half a lime

Put all those Tees in a small micro safe container and nuke just until the butter begins to melt.  Finish by stirring to mix all ingredients.   It will thicken as it cools.


To cook the salmon -  I put the broiler on high, salt, peppered, and squeezed half a lime over four pieces of salmon.  Cook the salmon without the sauce for about 2 minutes.

Than brush with Waffle Sauce and back under the broiler.   Brush with sauce a few more times (a bit fiddly because you're in and out of the broiler) until it looks so good you can't stand it one more second.   Eat.


Serve with sauteed shredded fresh Brussels sprouts


If you cook this dinner everyone who walks into your house will say, Mmmm, what's for dinner, it smells delicious.

Except your kid who will walk in and say, What stinks? 


Babes Mami 5/29/10, 2:54 PM  

Your getting creative with these sauces!

Bossy Betty 5/29/10, 6:03 PM  

That sauce looks incredible!!

Love the picture of the strawberries.

Be careful with the baby pool. Don't get the real thing confused with your skillet. It could get messy.

Janiss 5/29/10, 9:29 PM  

I never thought of shredding and sauteing Brussels sprouts. I love them, but it's kind of a PITA to steam them like I usually do. I much prefer throwing stuff in a skillet.

The salmon sounds heavenly, but Brian is the salmon cook here. I'll have to wait until he's doing some out-of-town shows to try it ('cause God forbid if I do anything wrong!!).

Rachele 5/30/10, 7:23 AM  

Now sure about soy sauce on waffles but for salmon the glaze sounds wonderful. Beautiful Strawberries too. This was definitely a good strawberry year. Pick 20 pounds with Hubster and daughter and then made jam.

Vintage Christine 5/30/10, 8:17 AM  

I love brussels sprouts and I can't believe I've never shredded and sauteed them--I know they will taste much better than steaming them like I always do. Not keen on salmon, unfortunately, but maybe with that yummy-sounding glaze . . . Fresh local fish is going to be a thing of the past pretty soon (I'm near the Gulf Coast) so will have to start looking at other kinds of finned food. Sad. Oh well, much of the Gulf fish were being badly overfished anyway, so if any of them survive the oil spill maybe they'll have a chance to regroup.

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