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Old 01-31-2015, 01:50 PM   #1
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Cleaning out the freezer

I found a salmon fillet. Now only God knows how long it's been hiding in there.

Found this sauce here and made up a test batch.
Trip's Zesty Salmon Sauce


That's tonight's dinner.



I have some baby carrots in the fridge I'd like to use up.
Do any of you wonderful chefs have any suggestions as to how to fix them as a side to go with the salmon and sauce?

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Old 01-31-2015, 01:58 PM   #2
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I love roasted baby carrots with just s&p, olive oil, and whatever herbs I have on hand. Rosemary is nice. Or cooked with grated ginger and orange juice.
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Old 01-31-2015, 02:16 PM   #3
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Roasted was where I was leaning Dawgluver.

Olive Oil, S&P are on hand.

Any suggestion as to what herbs to use to complement the salmon and sauce?

I have a ton of dried herbs and spices on hand but just have no creativity to create something.
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Old 01-31-2015, 02:28 PM   #4
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I think your salmon sauce is probably strong enough to hold up to bold carrot flavors. Rosemary, thyme, dill, parsley, ginger, nutmeg, brown sugar, citrus zest, almost any would work. Butter is good too.
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Old 01-31-2015, 04:36 PM   #5
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Thanks so much.

Butter. S&P, and Rosemary will be what my carrots will receive.

And since you said nutmeg they might see a hint of that also.

BTW the sauce belongs to mudbug and my thanks go out to them.

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Old 01-31-2015, 04:39 PM   #6
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They are indeed! I think I might have to roast me up some carrots with rosemary and nutmeg as well, thanks for the inspiration, Zagut!
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:22 PM   #7
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I went on another Archeological dig in the freezer.

Found a package labeled Deer Steak.

Again only God knows how long it's been hiding there.

No freezer burn at all.

It's about 1"1/4 thick and 3"x 5" in size.

I was thinking pan frying it in bacon fat to Medium Rare with S&P but any suggestions are welcome.

Side ideas so far are baked sweet tater and a blank after that.

Maybe steamed spinach?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:23 PM   #8
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Baked sweet potato and spinach sides sound perfect, Z. I love a sliced hard cooked egg in spinach. Lucky find, it pays to go on freezer dives.
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Old 07-18-2015, 06:24 PM   #9
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I'm glad they sound perfect Cheryl because that's what it's going to be for dinner.

Digging into the freezer every now and again can have it's rewards.

It can also bring about a WTF is this reaction.

I've been lucky so far.

Anyone else have any lost in the freezer stories?
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It all depends on who has labeled the mystery package Zagut. If DH has done it it's definitely a "WTF" reaction.
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