I turn off the heat when the salmon has a golden crust and visibly pink in the center.
I wish I could say I used fresh shucked black-eyed peas (oh so good), but I had a bag of frozen and can’t remember when I purchased them; time to clean house. If you can get your hands on some fresh black-eyed peas or crowder peas, use them instead. This turned out to be a delicious meal, and made good use of leftover bacon I had on hand.
Or skip the relish altogether. Using the following technique to sear salmon creates a delicious crust, leaving the interior sweet and moist; salmon overcooks before you know it. I always turn off the heat, even when it appears quite undercooked in the center. After it sits five minutes in the pan, it continues cooking to a moist perfection.
Traveling pleasures, for me, include exploring food markets and trying my hand at local cuisines. We’ve just returned from Barbados, the most easterly island in the West Indies; a 3 1/2 hour flight south from Miami, and then another hour flight south to Venezuela. When traveling, Richard and I often rent a VRBO, a subsidiary of Home Away, Flip Key (owned by Trip Advisor) … Full recipe post »
Key West has two of the things I love most in life: eccentric characters and shellfish. We’ve been holed up for a few weeks at a VRBO (an excellent find, a rare tranquil spot close to Duvall) as I brainstorm characters for Potlikker, a novel set in today’s Detroit. Even though we’re as far south from Detroit as … Full recipe post »
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