Crab Salad with Fresh Peas

Even if this is imitation crab, still makes a good salad. I love the peas in this salad it gives a bit of a different flavor, plus the dill reminds me of summer

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16 oz crab diced
1 cup frozen peas
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped dill
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

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To prepare;
Dice Crab into chunks. Add peas (don’t thaw them) mayonnaise, dill and pepper. Mix very well and serve.
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Salmon Tartare

Enjoying the last of this great weather. So I still want to eat light. The seasoning is still summery. Try it by it self or as dip. Sashimi lovers will enjoy this. I did marinate my fish in salt and sugar.


8 oz Finally diced red salmon
1 finally diced fresh pickle
1/4 of a avocado pitted and finally diced
3 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon minced red jalapeno
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon cilantro
1/2 garlic glove pressed
3/4 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon lime juice
To Marinate Fish
8 oz salmon
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Let sit over night, rinse and use.
To prepare;
Dice salmon, pickle, and avocado.
To make sauce; mix soy sauce, sugar, jalapeno, sesame oil, sesame seeds, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and ginger. Mix until sugar is dissolved


Oliver Salad

Oliver salad is just full of goodness that is combined together and creates a great dish. It somewhat looks like a potato salad, but better.

1 boiled potato
1 boiled carrot
3 hard boiled eggs
1 Cup fresh peas
1 cup cubed ham
1/2 Cup diced dill pickles
3 Green onions
1 small pickle diced
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

To Prepare;
Boil whole large potato and carrot for 45 minutes, boil eggs in separate pan until hard boiled. Dice potato, carrot,eggs, ham, dill pickles, and green onions into small pieces. Mix with Mayonnaise salt and black pepper

Korean Red Beet Salad

Red beets are in season!!! Some of the health benefits of eating beets are 15% Fiber, Low in calories, great for cardiovascular health, for eye sight and the list goes on. You can not only enjoy the root, but the leaves have those great benefits also. Please look for a recipe on how to use beet leaves. Photobucket


1 lb cooked red beets
2 large garlic cloves
1/3 tea spoon black pepper
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt

To prepare;

Peel beets and Julianne them into a mixing bowl. I use a medallion to slice my beets. 
To Make dressing, In separate bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, sesame oil, sugar, salt and garlic. Pour over beets. 

Let flavors blend 3-4 hours and enjoy.

Sesame oil is used for smell.


Home Style Croutons

This is a great way to use up your day old bread. And make your own croutons for salads, Soups, etc. When you make your own you know what goes into them. You can also add your own flavors.

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  • 8 slices of Bread
  • 5 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Seasoning Salt
To Prepare 
Dice bread into the size you want your croutons to be.
Mix with salt and Olive Oil. Heat heavy bottom pan (I use cast iron skillet) to Medium heat and fry the bread until nice and golden brown. Cool and use on salads and or soups. using butter will make your croutons taste like it has butter stuck on bread.