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Poached Salmon with White Wine Sauce

Oregon is known for many natural wonders, but fresh salmon and abundant local wines are two of our favorites.  This poached salmon dish combines those two into a delicious meal your family will love. Plus, salmon is good for you.  A three to four-ounce serving of salmon is about 200 calories (before you add the delicious sauce, of course!).  Salmon is very low in saturated fat and is filled with protein, vitamin B12, potassium, iron, and vitamin D. Ingredients: For the salmon: 1 ½ pounds fresh TBS salmon filet ¼ cup of your favorite local Chardonnay ½ teaspoon salt For...

Braised Lamb Stew with Juniper and Potatoes

Brrrr!  The nights are starting to take on that cool chill?  Rainy, cooler weather is just about upon us, which means it’s time to make a hearty stew.  This simple Braised Lamb Stew recipe is perfect for throwing on the stove in the early afternoon so you can enjoy the aroma all day while curled up with a good book or enjoying your favorite football game. This stew also takes advantage of the fantastic selection of local wines we have in Oregon.  Choose your favorite Pinot Noir for this recipe.  Just plan ahead--you’ll probably want an extra glass of it...

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers are one of my fall favorite recipes because local farms are full of fresh, delicious bell peppers.  This recipe requires a bit of preparation, so it's best to make it when you have at least two hours before your family plans to sit down to eat. Ingredients: Seven green bell peppers, medium size 1 pound TBS lean ground beef 4+ tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper to taste 1 sweet onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium zucchini, diced 5 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 1...

Chicken Fingers Easy and Delicious

Best Chicken Fingers for the Entire Family If you have picky eaters at home, you likely make a lot of chicken nuggets or chicken fingers.  Pre-packaged chicken seems convenient, but the quality is sub-par, and the taste is, well…. Meh.  It’s simple to make chicken fingers from scratch, and this recipe is absolutely delicious.  It’s hard to say who will love it more...the kids or the adults! Ingredients: Six boneless, skinless TBS chicken breasts Salt and pepper to taste 2 cups panko breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon chopped fresh lemon thyme 1 cup all-purpose flour 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons...

Swedish Meatballs

Easy To Make Delicious Every Time Swedish Meatballs Swedish meatballs are delicious--whether you need a yummy hors d’oeuvre to bring to a dinner party or your family is craving comfort food.  IKEA may have increased the popularity of Swedish meatballs, but do you know the history behind them? It turns out Swedish meatballs weren’t invented in Sweden.  Instead, the first known recipe for the yummy bites of seasoned meat in gravy originated in the Ottoman Empire in Turkey.  King Charles XII of Sweden spent several years in Turkey and loved the dish so much that he took the recipe for...

Flank Steak With Sweet Pepper Sauce

How To Cook The Best Flank Steak with Sweet Pepper Sauce Flank steak with sweet pepper sauce is a delicious steak recipe originated from Italy, where locals enjoy the melded flavors of fresh peppers, onion, and tomatoes.  It’s simple to make and light enough for a late Summer evening dinner on the deck.  It’s always a good idea to cook a little more meat than you think you’ll need since leftover flank steak is a delicious topping for a hearty salad the next day. Flank Steak with Sweet Pepper Sauce Ingredients: 2 pounds TBS flank steak, trimmed 3 teaspoons dried oregano...

Oregon Peach Glazed Chicken Thighs

Tonight Prepare Quick and Easy Oregon Peach Glazed Chicken Thighs Did you know peaches are the most popular summer fruit at U-pick orchards and roadside stands in the state of Oregon?  Oregon peaches are bountiful because of our mild, wet winters followed by heavy rainfall in the spring season.  Add an extremely dry July and August, and you have the perfect recipe for growing delicious peaches! There are only a few months each year where these peaches are at their peak, so it’s best to enjoy them every way possible while you can!  Here’s a quick and easy dinner recipe...

Baked Salmon with Olive Sauce

Summer months mean wild salmon is in season!  While you can find fresh salmon all year long at the Butcher Shop summer is a great time to enjoy fresh fish and baked salmon with olive sauce. If you’ve never cooked fresh fish before, it can seem daunting; yet in reality, baking a delicious salmon dinner is easy enough for even the most novice cooks. Ingredients: Sauce: 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 shallot, chopped 1 cup dry white wine ½ cup chicken stock ⅓ cup green olives, chopped. Castelvetrano or Picholine is recommended. 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 teaspoons fresh...

Vietnamese Grilled Pork and Noodle Bowl

Vietnamese Grilled Pork and Noodle Bowl In Vietnamese, this dish is called “Bún thịt nướng” Vietnamese Grilled Pork and Noodle Bowl traditionally includes grilled pork over cold rice-vermicelli noodles, topped with fresh herbs and crisp vegetables.  It is a delicious and refreshing meal, perfect for any summer dinner. Many Vietnamese dishes came from France.  During the 17th century, Catholic missionaries arrived in Vietnam, and France eventually colonized Vietnam and Cambodia.  You’ll see an incredible amount of French influence on Vietnamese cuisine. Ingredients for Vietnamese Grilled Pork: For this recipe, you’ll need about 2 pounds of TBS pork shoulder. Marinade ingredients: 3...

Stuffed Chicken Breast Roasted

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Feta Cheese and Dried Fruit After a series of delicious barbeque dinners, sometimes you just want something savory and comforting as a change of pace.  This roasted stuffed chicken breast with feta cheese and dried fruit are destined to fill that craving.  Pair with your favorite Chardonnay and enjoy a relaxing dinner with friends and family. Ingredients: 4 TBS boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 4 TBS thick bacon slices 2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup onion, finely chopped ¼ cup dates pitted and coarsely chopped ¼ cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons...