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Heavenly Halibut

Ingredient list

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped green onions
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 dash hot pepper sauce
2 pounds skinless halibut fillets
Instructions

1. Preheat the oven broiler. Grease a baking dish.

2. In a bowl, mix the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, lemon juice, green onions, salt, and hot pepper sauce.

3. Arrange the halibut fillets in the prepared baking dish.

4. Broil halibut fillets 8 minutes in the prepared oven, or until easily flaked with a fork. Spread with the Parmesan cheese mixture, and continue broiling 2 minutes, or until topping is bubbly and lightly browned.

Cupcakes with lemon frosting

festive cupcake
Ingredient list

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups sour cream (16oz.)

Frosting:
3 Tbs. butter, softened
2 1/4 cups confectioner’s sugar
2 Tbs. lemon juice
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. grated lemon peel
1-2 Tbs. milk
Instructions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon peel and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition (batter will be thick).
Fill cupcake papers with 1/4 cup of batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Frosting:
Cream butter and confectioners sugar in a small mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add lemon juice, vanilla, lemon peel and milk; beat until smooth.

Grilled salmon with fresh herbs

salmon horizontal
Ingredient list

4 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano,or dried
1 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp lemon juice
4 salmon filets 5 0z
black pepper to taste
4 green olives (IF you like olives)
4 this slices of lemon
Instructions

Heat the grill, lightly spray the grill rack or broiler pan with cooking spray. Position the cooking rack 4-6 inches from heat source. In a small bowl, combine basil, parsley, minced garlic and lemon juice. Spray the fish with cooking spray. Sprinkle with black pepper. Top each filet with equal amount of the basil garlic mix. Place the fish herb side down on the grill. Grill over high heat. When the edges turn white, after about 3-4 minutes, turn the fish over and place on aluminum foil. Move the fish to a cooler part of the grill or reduce heat. Grill until the fish is opaque throughout when tested with the tip of a knife and an instant -read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the fish
reads 145 degrees (abs 4 minutes longer). Remove the salmon and place on warmed plates..garnish with olives and lemon slices.

Chimichurri sauce

Herbs-1Ingredient list

3 cups extra virgin olive oil
2 large onions – preferably Vidalia – chopped coarsely
8 cloves of garlic – chopped
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice from 1 lemon juice
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon: oregano, thyme, marjoram, savory, sage, and basil

For lamb, add 1/2 cup chopped rosemary (fresh rosemary is best but, dry will do in a pinch).
Instructions

Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Taste and adjust amounts as needed. Best if made at least a day ahead of time to allow flavors to meld. If you have any left over, you can store it in the fridge for quite a long time.

Leslie’s fruit salad dressing

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

1 egg; beaten
1/2 c. sugar
1 tbsp orange rind; grated
1 tsp lemon rind; grated
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 c. whipping cream; whipped

Preparation instructions

Cook egg, sugar, orange rind, lemon rind,and lemon juice; Stir over low heat for 5 minutes until thick.
Fold whipping cream into cooked mixture.
After it has cooled slightly, enjoy.

Mint leaves optional

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Ostkaka-cheese cake

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

25 to 30 graham crackers, rolled fine
1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1 (3oz) pkg lemon gelatin
1 c. hot water
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 pt whipping cream

Preparation instructions

Blend well cracker crumbs, butter and powdered surgar with fork or pastry blender. Press crumbs firmly on bottom and sides of two 9-inch pie pans, reserving small amount to sprinkle on top. Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Cool. Cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Stir into gelatin; mix until smooth (low speed on mixer). Whip cream and fold into cheese mixture. Pour into prepared crusts. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Chill before serving. May be served plain or with berries.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Sugar cookies

from Diane B.’s book, Corvallis, OR

Ingredients

1 c. butter
1 c. powdered sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 c. oil
2 t. vanilla
4 1/2 c. flour
1 t. soda
1 t. cream of tarter
1 t. salt
1 t. grated lemon peel (optional)

Preparation instructions

Cream the butter and sugars. Beat in eggs. Add oil, vanilla and lemon peel. Add flour and remaining ingred. gradually until well blended. Cover and chill 1 hour or more. form heaping tsp of dough into a ball and flatten slightly with a glass dipped into sugar. Bake 350 8 minutes or until golden around edges.

Submitted by: Diane B