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The Salty Dog's Blog

Oven-Poached Salmon with Fennel Thyme Salt

Serves 4 to 6This is a great technique to keep fish moist, tender, and full-flavored. It could not be simpler. Other fish to consider: haddock, halibut, perch, sea or black bass, char. You have plenty of time to make a nice side dish, since the fish needs very little tending.1 salmon fillet, 2 to 3 [...]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Makes 8 to 10 slicesIf you are going to Grandma's house over the holidays, this cheesecake transports very well and by the time you are ready for dessert, it will be at room temperature.You may make the crust with all ginger snaps for a "snappier" ginger flavor. We like the mix with graham crackers [...]

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Cranberry-Blueberry Sauce

Serves 6 to 8This combination is one of our favorites, but try it with other dried or fresh fruit if you are not a blueberry fan. We really like strawberries, apples, or cherries. Make with sugar of choice, but also try any of our Flavored Sugars for added taste. Serve with turkey, but also pork or [...]

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Cranberry Ginger Compote

Serves 6 to 8Cranberries, apricots, and ginger make this compote sweet, spicy, and tart. Try as an alternative to whole-berry cranberry sauce as it goes well with turkey or a pork roast. The compote keeps well for 1 to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.2 cups water1 cup sugar8 ounces dried apricots, cut into quarters2 tablespoons [...]

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Baked Sweet Potato with Maple and Lime

This dish, sweet with a tart edge, is similar in construction to the potato gratin of France. It is served with a sauce of maple syrup, lime juice, cracked pepper, and herbs. The dish improves as it sits; do not hesitate to make ahead and reheat in a low oven the next day.1/2 cup fresh [...]

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Breakfast Sausage with Sagemary Salt

Serves 4 to 6These scrumptious patties are very quick to put together. Mix the sausage with your hands or a wooden spoon. Serve with pancakes or your favorite eggs scattered with extra Sagemary Sea Salt Blend. 2 lbs. ground pork 2 tsp. Sagemary Sea Salt Blend1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves, [...]

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Red Onion and Cranberry Compote

Makes about 4 cupsThis dish is part sauce, part side dish.  It is an wonderful blend that contrasts the sweetness of well-cooked onion with the sharpness and tang of fresh cranberry. The compote may be made ahead and reheated. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 6 red onions, about 3 to 4 pounds total, cut into 1/8-inch [...]

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Steamed Green Beans with Vanilla Salt

Serves 4Green beans are a tasty partner to Vanilla Sea Salt Blend. Here they are steamed, but they are equally good blanched or roasted. This makes a light, fresh addition to a rich meal.  1 lb. green beans, trimmed1-2 Tablespoons unsalted butterVanilla Sea Salt Blend, to tasteFreshly ground black pepper of choice, if desiredWash beans and [...]

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5 New Ways to Use Pumpkin Pie Spice

With cooling temperatures, we start to think of fall flavors, colors, and textures. And Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend fits right in. It is amazing how may ways you can spice up your autumn cooking with this versatile blend. We love it on pumpkin and other winter squashes, in apple pie, or with roasted carrots and onions, [...]

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Best Apples for Cooking

All of a sudden it’s chilly here in the northeast. All of a sudden we want apples; no more peaches or plums; watermelon or nectarines. Thinking of apples and pears; local Concord grapes and cranberries (well, almost time). We love how the seasons change us. So our choice to showcase our new finishing salt is a nice warm side [...]

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