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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Broiled Salmon With Long Lost Dessert.. Tapioca Pudding!



We are trying to have a bit more fish in our diet, so Tuesday night I broiled a large salmon fillet. While rummaging for the correct spices I wanted to use (lemon pepper, dill, sea salt) I came across a small package of tapioca(instant) and decided I would fix some- as I probably haven't had any in 20yrs.! It really isn't "instant" as it still takes 20 minutes to make, and I was planning on refrigerating it before supper... I added a little vanilla and almond extract, along with a splash of maraschino cherry juice- as I think all those flavors go well with each other. Salmon was great, but next time with the tapioca I'll use old fashioned style- the texture of the instant was not was I was expecting, and it came off a bit too sweet for me...My stuff looked pretty homely compared to the desserts Pinknest and jeff posted today! Check them out!

36 comments:

G-Man said...

What are you running some sort of food club over here??

Buff...I gotta tell you, we seriously need to consider having a Michigan Bloggers Meet-up, and make it a cook-out. My friend Signgurl is an AWESOME cook, and we could have a riot!!
Think about it...
We would shake up the world!!!
G

Urban Vegan said...

Ah, tapioca. I grew up on the stuff--it was our go-to dessert. I really should make it again.

Roger said...

Love salmon, it will be good bass fishing here in a couple of months I can't wait to fry up some fillets,

Dana said...

Buff! You cooked my favorite!!

I think you should have a Michigan Bloggers meet-up and invite those of us who are within reasonable driving distance too. Chicago isn't that far away!!

Gnightgirl said...

Yum! Love salmon, of any sort.

I have a crockpot tapioca recipe. 3 hours, but it turns out flawless tapioca every time. If you're interested, e-mail me!

buffalodickdy said...

g-man: I've been a participant in the State of Mich BB-Q Cook-off (KCBS) since its' inception! Got about 10 ribbons too! Bags of trophies in Chili cook-offs, and a couple of stray awards from the G.R.Press! You might be on to something here...
UrbanV- Welcome back, world traveler! Tapioca, and pudding were my Moms answer to dessert! She grew up poor, and had the famous Dutch sweet tooth!

buffalodickdy said...

rog- I have eaten bass- smallmouth and largemouth, and it's good! But it is generally thought of here as a game fish- catch, measure, photo, release!
dana- If we do this, the invite will be to all who visit these blogs!
gnightgirl- I think I just might! It sounds great!

Leighann said...

I'm sad to report that you lost me with the tapioca pudding. I've put a lot of crazy things in my mouth (snicker) but Tapioca is one thing I can't go back to!

BTW we did "breakfast" last night for supper! Blueberry pancakes, bacon, and sausage links!

buffalodickdy said...

leighann- Tapioca falls in that "Love it or hate it" group... Please post list on what you do allow in your mouth... Breakfast would be elegant afterward... (Please don't bring out my evil side-it's a bad idea!)

doggybloggy said...

tapioca need I say is one of my favorites (but then what isnt) and I hope that salmon was moist in the middle...

Lynda said...

Tapioca is not one of my favorites, but I swear you make everything look delicious!

buffalodickdy said...

DogB- Salmon done right- sometimes doesn't look like it because a heavy crust of spices and seasonings...Back to old-fashioned tapioca...
lynda- Sadly, it looked prettier than it tasted...

Casdok said...

Cant remember the last time i had tapioca!

Michelle Ann said...

My long lost dessert is this rice pudding that my grandmother made with raisins and fresh grated cinnamon. YUM!

Hopefully the salmon was wild and not farmed raised...it's like a totally different fish.

Anndi said...

Mom used to make tapioca... never had any as comforting as hers I'm afraid.

Fish - brain food... need some of that.

Now I'm really hungry.

TavoLini said...

wow--I haven't had tapioca in forever!

Akelamalu said...

No, NO, NO Tapioca bleugggh, it reminds me of school dinners!

The salmon looks fab though, I'll just have that thanks. x

meredic said...

Takes me back to school days. Tapioca and a large blob of jam of uncertain origin.
Delicious!

Tanya Kristine said...

Hey. you tried.

and i'd rather the salmon come out.

Sornie said...

Hell yeah, I LOVE the instant tapioca pudding although I agree that the "instant" part is more than a bit misleading.

buffalodickdy said...

casdok- That's kind of why I made it- me either!
michell ann- That's another one I forgot about! Better than Tapioca...
anndi- My mom wasn't much of a cook- but great with desserts!
tavolini- Kinda retro, wasn't it?
Ake- I always brought my lunch- would only eat in cafeteria on "Pizza Day"!
meredic- Tapioca needs something with it- it's pretty bland...
tanya- Not everything works out..
sornie- I forgot, you're the pudding freak! We go in and out of streaks on pudddings...

Roger said...

There's a lot of waters out there in Michigan I wouldn't eat fish out of especially around Battle Creek. But I never got to go fishing up north in the UP drat!

Bina said...

It looks yummy! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Salmon. It's one of my favorite foods, and I love Tapioca pudding. I haven't made it in years, but I do buy the little "already made" tubs. And yea, it's REALLY sweet, but I still love it!

buffalodickdy said...

rog- About mid state on up, the fish are probably OK! Had smallmouth out of Higgins Lake- one of the most beautiful in the U.S.! Largemouth, smoked! Not too bad!
bina- I get the feeling you are pretty OK with anything you do! A life skill- for sure!

Odat said...

Well, putting the cherry juice in the tapioca probably made it too sweet!I love tapioca...haven't made it in a while either......
Peace

Beth said...

Buff!!! I eat my tapioca pudding out of a can!!! How disgusting is that??!!! Yours sounds delish, texture and all....

TavoLini said...

hahahaha--In response to your response to Ake--I always brought my lunch except for "Pizza Day" too :)

-Lini

Real Live Lesbian said...

Looks delish! Of course, everything you make turns me into a drooler!

buffalodickdy said...

odat- make some, I will await your comments!
Beth-You and me,under an overpass, splitting a bottle of cheap wine- do we have a date, or what?!!
lini- You are such a Michigan chick! If I were a younger man, Tav would have some competition....:)
R.L.L.- Can you push the buttons, or what?

Jeff B said...

With all the food I've been around in my life you would think tapioca pudding would be something I've tried, but somehow that one has escaped my tasted buds.

G-Man said...

Buff...
I picked up two huge boneless Chuck Roasts for 1.98 a pound..
Beef Jerky this week-End Brother.....G

buffalodickdy said...

jeff- It's kind of a retro thing- pretty bland.. but it did bring back memories!
G-man: Go for it! Mine came out flavorful, texture was right- but a little more salt would have put it where it needed to be..

Tequila Mockingbird said...

speaking of tapioca pudding...

Mimi Lenox said...

You've been royally tagged by Mimi Queen of Memes. Have fun!
Message In a Bottle

buffalodickdy said...

t.q.m.b.- Huh?
Mimi- I am not technically advanced enough, but thanks for the offer!

MarmiteToasty said...

I love steamed salmon.... salmon is me most favourite fish and I try and have it at least once a week......

Say NO to tapioca..... oh the horrors of school dinners lol

Dam, now I WANT salmon and garden peas and a corn on the cob....gawds sake.... thats a week of hospital grub for ya lol.....

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