All That Jam

A cooking blog

<p>Am having a great time cooking with my favorite son-in-law, otherwise known as Pig and Whistle on Tumblr! First, though, made incredible Spanakopita with daughter, Tiffany ( forgot to take a pic.) Hubby helped Dave grind and case two fabulous sausages&#8230;..Pork with Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, beer. That was for breakfast, then Dark meat Turkey Sausage (made with the dark meat from our Thanksgiving Turkey) to be served alongside the delicious Brined, Grilled Turkey Breast. Then we charred the bones of the dark meat pieces and used them to make the turkey stock for the gravy. Peeled, boiled, and fried halved Russet potatoes in Duck Fat. Fried up some Maple and Brown Sugar Pork Belly Lardons to render the fat and sautéed Brussels Sprouts in that and added pine nuts, pomegranate seeds and the lardons to them. Fresh Cranberry/Raspberry Sauce and finally, the most delicious French Boule loaf of bread with butter. So absolutely, fabulously, delicious! Hope Y&#8217;all had a great Thanksgiving!

Salmon Corn Chowder....Deconstructed

  • This is my third attempt at posting about this deconstruction journey. After realizing it was too warm a day here in Sunny Florida for Salmon Corn Chowder, I thought, why not deconstruct it? Deciding on 3 elements. Browned diced Pancetta to render fat. Adding simmered lentils to the potato element made a great base for the pan seared or grilled Salmon fillet.. Sauteed chopped leek, fresh thyme, diced potato and a little fresh cracked black pepper in rendered pancetta fat for the lentil base. Added some low sodium chicken broth to simmer the lentils and potatoes. Separately sauteed leeks, thyme, bay leaf, and corn kernels for the cream sauce. Deglazed pan with dry white wine, added low sodium chicken broth and reduced to half. Added cream and reduced to 2/3. Strained and set aside. Sauteed corn in Pancetta fat and set aside. Pan roasted Salmon fllets. To construct…….a bed of lentil/ potato mix in ceter of plate, top with salmon, ladle sauce over and around perimeter of plate, top with sprinkle of sauteed corn and pancetta bits. Garnish with thyme sprig. OMG……it was better than I imagined……and I imagined

Salmon Corn Chowder.....Deconstructed

  • This is my third attempt at posting about this deconstruction journey. After realizing it was too warm a day here in Sunny Florida for Salmon Corn Chowder, I thought, why not deconstruct it? Deciding on 3 elements. Browned diced Pancetta to render fat. Adding simmered lentils to the potato element made a great base for the pan seared or grilled Salmon fillet.. Sauteed chopped leek, fresh thyme, diced potato and a little fresh cracked black pepper in rendered pancetta fat for the lentil base. Added some low sodium chicken broth to simmer the lentils and potatoes. Separately sauteed leeks, thyme, bay leaf, and corn kernels for the cream sauce. Deglazed pan with dry white wine, added low sodium chicken broth and reduced to half. Added cream and reduced to 2/3. Strained and set aside. Sauteed corn in Pancetta fat and set aside. Pan roasted Salmon fllets. To construct…….a bed of lentil/ potato mix in ceter of plate, top with salmon, ladle sauce over and around perimeter of plate, top with sprinkle of sauteed corn and pancetta bits. Garnish with thyme sprig. OMG……it was better than I imagined……and I imagined

Salmon Corn Chowder….Deconstructed

This is my third attempt at posting about this deconstruction journey. After realizing it was too warm a day here in Sunny Florida for Salmon Corn Chowder, I thought, why not deconstruct it? Deciding on 3 elements. Browned diced Pancetta to render fat. Adding simmered lentils to the potato element made a great base for the pan seared or grilled Salmon fillet.. Sauteed chopped leek, fresh thyme, diced potato and a little fresh cracked black pepper in rendered pancetta fat for the lentil base. Added some low sodium chicken broth to simmer the lentils and potatoes. Separately sauteed leeks, thyme, bay leaf, and corn kernels for the cream sauce. Deglazed pan with dry white wine, added low sodium chicken broth and reduced to half. Added cream and reduced to 2/3. Strained and set aside. Sauteed corn in Pancetta fat and set aside. Pan roasted Salmon fllets. To construct…….a bed of lentil/ potato mix in ceter of plate, top with salmon, ladle sauce over and around perimeter of plate, top with sprinkle of sauteed corn and pancetta bits. Garnish with thyme sprig. OMG……it was better than I imagined……and I imagined amazing!

Summer cooking

We’ve been cooking all summer and forgot to take a breath and write about our fun. Confitures have been the main events, such as, Pineapple Jam, Balsamic Figs, Plum Orange Conserve, Key Lime Marmalade, Cantaloupe Peach Conserve just to name a few. But, we’re not only about “All That Jam. We’ve stuffed trout, braised Pork, smoked Brisket, grilled Kasbah Wings…….. we made Salmon Confit, African Spiced Pork Kebobs, Sausage and Lentil Soup, Orange Nut Miffins w/ Smoked Turkey…….and all the side dishes to accompany the above. It’s been great fun learning about African Spices and marmalade making. Oh yes…. and we cooked our first ever Vietnamese meal…..Pork with Noodle Salad and Coconut Ice Cream w/ nut brittle for dessert. Our new Vietnamese Friend, Soon, said it was perfect! It’s been a great Summer, so far. Looking forward to trying a new Stollen recipe this Fall.
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So many jars, so much fun!! Pineapple Ginger Jam and Jalapeno Jelly. The last canning for 2011. The pineapples were harvested by us in the the back yard. We have a veritable plantation! Already 19 for this year&#8217;s crop! The jalapenos were given to us by a friend who grows them in his back yard! It&#8217;s great to live in the Sunshine State. Now, to get started for 2012. First crop is Strawberries, but we&#8217;re kind of over that. Here come the beautiful, plump, Florida Blueberries! Blueberry Lime Jam here we come! We&#8217;ll post about the Blueberry sauce we&#8217;ll put over Roasted Salmon! Stay tuned! Oh, yeah. Checkout thepigandwhistle, he&#8217;s my favorite son-in law!

So many jars, so much fun!! Pineapple Ginger Jam and Jalapeno Jelly. The last canning for 2011. The pineapples were harvested by us in the the back yard. We have a veritable plantation! Already 19 for this year’s crop! The jalapenos were given to us by a friend who grows them in his back yard! It’s great to live in the Sunshine State. Now, to get started for 2012. First crop is Strawberries, but we’re kind of over that. Here come the beautiful, plump, Florida Blueberries! Blueberry Lime Jam here we come! We’ll post about the Blueberry sauce we’ll put over Roasted Salmon! Stay tuned! Oh, yeah. Checkout thepigandwhistle, he’s my favorite son-in law!