Salmon Gravlax II (Gravad Lax)

Salmon Gravlax II (Gravad Lax)
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
This is the Swedish version of Gravlax, and is salmon cured with salt, sugar, white pepper, and herb used is just dill. This is not a cooked dish, just cured.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
1-2 days
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
1-2 days
Salmon Gravlax II (Gravad Lax)
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
This is the Swedish version of Gravlax, and is salmon cured with salt, sugar, white pepper, and herb used is just dill. This is not a cooked dish, just cured.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
1-2 days
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
1-2 days
Ingredients
To Prepare the Salmon
For the Sauce (Gravlaxsås)
Servings:
Instructions
To Prepare the Salmon
  1. Ideally, you would want two 500 gram skin on fillets from the center cut of the fillet, remove the pin bones if that is not already done. But you can use the smaller fillets from Tesco, as what is in this photo. When I make this, I will use two of these fillets on the bottom, and two on top, just reduce the salt and sugar in equal proportions.
  2. Mix together the salt, sugar, and white pepper. Rub the mixture into both sides of the salmon fillets.
  3. Put half of the dill between the fillets, then divide up the remaining dill between the top and bottom, place in a ziplock bag and seal after removing as much as as you can. Place the bag in a backing dish and place a smaller dish on top and weight it down with some canned goods.
  4. Place in the fridge for 24 to 48 hours, flip the bag about every 12 hours.
  5. remove from the fridge and remove from the dish. Rinse the fillet very well with cold water, and use your fingers to rub off all the salt and dill. Dry the fillets with paper towels.
  6. Place a fillet skin side down on your cutting board, hold your knife at a angle and slice as thin as you can down to the skin but not through the skin. Repeat with remaining fillet or fillets.
For the Sauce (Gravlaxsås)
  1. Mix together the mustards and sugar, stir until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the vinegar.
  2. Using a mixer or food processor, very slowly add the oil, continuously mixing, start with just drops at first and when it binds (like making mayo), you can increase the amount of oil you are adding at a time. Season with salt and white pepper to taste. Mix in the dill.
  3. Serve with the sliced salmon as an appetizer on rye bread or with boiled potatoes for a lunch or dinner.
Recipe Notes

The salmon fillets I will use will be from Tesco, 69 Baht each for 140 to 160 gram fillets, frozen, from Norway. Initial test will be 4 fillets for a total of 276 Baht, about $8.40. I don't know the number of servings as an appetizer until I make this and I will update the pricing. For now I will say High Cost per serving.

This recipe for How to Make Salmon Gravlax is from Simply Recipes.
AND Yiwa Anesten.
Sweden.

 

Macaroni Salad II

Macaroni Salad II
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Sounds like a great alternative. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Macaroni Salad II
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Sounds like a great alternative. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. Heat a pot of salted water to boiling, add and cook the macaroni until tender, drain and rinse under cold water, set aside to cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mayo, vinegar, sugar, mustard, and garlic until smooth the add the onion, celery, bell pepper, eggs, and parsley. Mix to combine then add the pasta and mix to coat, then add the mayo and mix to coat.
  3. Refrigerate for several hours before serving as a side dish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Slow Cooker Meatloaf
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
This does sound like a good way to prepare this, and a lot less heat in the kitchen as well. I will make this and report my findings. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Slow Cooker Meatloaf
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
This does sound like a good way to prepare this, and a lot less heat in the kitchen as well. I will make this and report my findings. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Ingredients
For the Glaze
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together all the Glaze ingredients, set aside.
  2. Grease your slow cooker insert with butter.
  3. In the slow cooker insert, mix together the eggs, milk, breadcrumbs, onion, and sage. Add the beef and mix well, use your hands for this. Once mixed, shape into loaf in the center of the insert, with about a 1 finger width of space on the sides of the insert. There, wasn't that easy, and no mixing bowl to wash.
  4. Spoon the glaze over the top of the loaf.
  5. Cook on Low setting for 6 hours.
  6. Slice and serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable for a complete meal. Think meatloaf sandwiches for leftovers.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 200 Baht for the beef. For 6 servings this is about 98 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Breadcrumbs.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Club Salad

Club Salad
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
This is a Leftover meal, no serving sizes are stated, and is low cost for the chicken and there is even a shortcut to use for even more savings. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Club Salad
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
This is a Leftover meal, no serving sizes are stated, and is low cost for the chicken and there is even a shortcut to use for even more savings. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Toss together lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, avocado, and chicken.
  2. Whisk equal amounts of mayo and mustard with a splash of vinegar.
  3. Drizzle dressing over the salad, top with croutons and hard boiled eggs.
  4. Serve as a side or a large salad as a main for a lunch or light dinner.
Recipe Notes

Low cost as this is a leftover dish made with chicken from a previous recipe.

Shortcut: Croutons.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Japanese Egg Sandwich

Japanese Egg Sandwich
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Every convenience store I have been in in Japan (I lived there 13 years) had packaged egg sandwiches, and these were a staple when heading back home after out a night out with the boys.
Servings
1 sandwich
Servings
1 sandwich
Japanese Egg Sandwich
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Every convenience store I have been in in Japan (I lived there 13 years) had packaged egg sandwiches, and these were a staple when heading back home after out a night out with the boys.
Servings
1 sandwich
Servings
1 sandwich
Ingredients
Servings: sandwich
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mash together the egg and mayo, add salt and pepper to your liking. Spread butter and mustard on each slice of bread, place a lettuce leaf on one slice of bread, spread the egg mixture on top of the lettuce leaf, top that with the other lettuce leaf, top that with the other slice of bread, butter and mustard side down, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

One egg is 5 Baht, you get the idea, this is really low cost.

Been making egg sandwiches like this for years with the lettuce, yesterday I was researching egg recipes and found this, I thought it would be humorous to post a very common sandwich.

Million Dollar Chicken

Million Dollar Chicken
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Easy chicken recipe to make in a casserole dish and baked in the oven.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Million Dollar Chicken
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Easy chicken recipe to make in a casserole dish and baked in the oven.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 160 C.
  2. Place the chicken pieces in a large baking dish.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients together and pour over the chicken. Bake in the oven for 60 minutes. Remove from oven, let rest 5 minutes, serve with a salad and a vegetable and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

I cannot really price this until I buy 8 pieces of chicken, I am thinking 4 quarters would be a good starting point. I will give results and pricing when I prepare this. I will list this as low cost for now.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Bourbon Chicken

Bourbon Chicken
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Bourbon is not needed in this recipe. Sounds good and is a slow cooker meal as well.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
2-4 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
2-4 hours
Bourbon Chicken
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Bourbon is not needed in this recipe. Sounds good and is a slow cooker meal as well.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
2-4 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
2-4 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Spray your slow cooker with olive oil spray. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and place the chicken pieces in the slow cooker.
  2. Mix together remaining ingredients, except for rice, until well blended, then pour over the chicken.
  3. Cover and cook for 2 to 4 hours on Low setting. Serve over rice.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 50 Baht/500 grams of chicken. For 4 servings, this is about 37 cents per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Easy Crab Bombs

Easy Crab Bombs
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Sounds delicious! On my to cook list. I would use fresh crab cooked yourself and picked, prep time does not reflect this step. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Easy Crab Bombs
Yum
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Sounds delicious! On my to cook list. I would use fresh crab cooked yourself and picked, prep time does not reflect this step. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C.
  2. Place crab meat in a mixing bowl, remove any stray shell fragments. Add crushed crackers, Old Bay seasoning, and parsley, gently toss together.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, mustard, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Pour mixture over the crab meat and gently mix, careful not to break up large lumps of crab meat.
  4. Shape into golf ball sized balls and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Drizzle with melted butter and allow to cool before serving.
Recipe Notes

I cannot price this until I make it in order to get the amount of crab needed. For now I will say fair value.

Shortcut: Old Bay Seasoning.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Big Mac Sauce

Big Mac Sauce
Yum
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
This is the home made version of the sauce used all over the world. With this, you know what is in it. I made this on 16 Feb 2017 and I will say the taste is very close to the McD's sauce.
Servings Prep Time
1 cup+ 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cup+ 5 minutes
Big Mac Sauce
Yum
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
This is the home made version of the sauce used all over the world. With this, you know what is in it. I made this on 16 Feb 2017 and I will say the taste is very close to the McD's sauce.
Servings Prep Time
1 cup+ 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cup+ 5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cup+
Instructions
  1. Mix together all ingredients and refrigerate for an hour or so and use as a sauce for hamburgers.
Recipe Notes

Minimal cost.

Used in Recipe Listed on this Site:
Big Mac Burgers, Made it, GO-TO recipe.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Sardine Sandwich I

Sardine Sandwich I
Yum
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
I love sardines in olive oil and since they are not available at my location, I make them using a slow cooker with small mackerel the fish of choice. This recipe is based on using homemade sardines in olive oil. If you use tinned sardines in olive oil, figure 1 tin per sandwich. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 2 minutes
Sardine Sandwich I
Yum
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
I love sardines in olive oil and since they are not available at my location, I make them using a slow cooker with small mackerel the fish of choice. This recipe is based on using homemade sardines in olive oil. If you use tinned sardines in olive oil, figure 1 tin per sandwich. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 2 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: sandwich
Instructions
  1. Lay bread on a plate, spread some yellow mustard on each slice, top one slice with two lettuce leaves. Split the pieces of sardines in half to make them thinner and lay on top of the lettuce in a single layer, top with the other slice of bread, enjoy as lunch, or for me, I make two of these for dinner.
Recipe Notes

Low cost if using homemade sardines. I make sardines using small mackerel which is sold per fish anywhere from 10 to 25 Baht each, so about 29 to 74 cents per sandwich. (I cut each fish into 3 pieces when making sardines.)

If using tinned sardines, figure 1 tin per sandwich at 59 Baht, this is about $1.74 per sandwich.

Shortcut: Sardines in Olive Oil.

Been making these for many years.