Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Real Food Store Gravy

Mom sent this to me a long time ago. I tried it and it was really good, although my was salt for some reason . . . .
¼ rice flour (I use white flour whenever I feel like it)
¼ cup nutritional yeast
¼ c. soy oil (I use only 1-2 T. olive oil)
2 ¼ c. stock/water
¼ cups Braggs Aminos (It tastes just like soy sauce.  You get it at the Real Food Store.  I think soy sauce could be substituted here if you can't get Braggs Aminos)
1 1/2 t. minced garlic
3 ½ t. prepared mustard
¾ t. horseradish
¾ t. Worcestershire sauce
Dash  of pepper
In a heavy bottomed pan, over medium high heat toast flour and yeast for one minute, stirring constantly (I didn't do this the first few times and I thought the gravy was fine). Whisk in oil and garlic and stir constantly four 30-40 seconds.
Whisk in remaining ingredients, bring to a simmer and allow to cook 15 minutes on low heat. (I just cook until it's thickened.)  Add tamari or water if necessary.
The gravy I made tastes just like the Real Foods Store's to me.  If you have a mathematician at your house who could do a more precise job reducing the recipe.
Here is the original:
1 c. nutritional yeast
1 c. soy oil
2 T. minced garlic
9 c.  stock/water
1 c. Braggs
1/3 c. prepared mustard
1 T. horseradish
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
½ t. black pepper

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Orange-Honey Marinade for Salmon

You all know that I stopped eating a lot of meat . . . so in honor of my once a year meat consumption, here is a picture of me and my friend Karen, at the Salmon Festival with the salmon we caught. Since I caught it with my own hands, I couldn't waste it . . .. (Although I did feel a littel bad after I caught it thinking about the poor fish suffocating!)! And here is the recipe I used to cook it . . . We invited people over from my hubby's work to share it with us.

Salmon Orange-Honey Marinade

1/3 cup orange juice

1/3 cup soy sauce

3 tbsp. olive oil

3 tbsp. Ketchup

1 tbsp. honey

1/2 tsp. groung ginger

1 clove garlic

24 oz. of salmon (I had a whole salmon so I made a lot of marinade)

Mix it all together and let marinade for as much time as you remember to marinade it! For me that was 2 hours. I think it's even better if you do it over night.