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Cucumber and Peach Salad

A delightful Bon Appetit summer side.

Serves 2

2 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 large, ripe peach, pitted and thinly sliced
Juice of 1 lime
Flaky sea salt
Aleppo pepper

Combine.
Toss.
Eat.

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Smoked Salmon Dip

My goodness was this delicious. You have to give Martha credit where credit is due.

8 oz smoked salmon, roughly chopped, divided
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup mayonnaise (for texture; can be omitted if you don't like mayo)
2 Tbsp diced red onion
1 Tbsp capers
1 tsp prepared horseradish
Juice of half a lemon

Smoked Salmon Dip
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Grilled Marlin with a lime-butter sauce

Blue Marlin steaks, salted and with lemon pepper. Spritz with lime juice a few minutes before grilling.

Lime caper butter sauce, per steak:

3 T butter
1/4 red onion or 1/2 shallot, chopped. Sub in garlic scapes for part of this.
1/4 cup white wine
2 limes, juiced
1 T capers, drained

Chili/lime powder for serving.

Sautee the onions/shallots in the butter while grilling the marlin. When soft, add the lime juice and wine, reduce by half and add in the capers, continue reducing until no liquid remains. Serve on top of the marlin with chili/lime powder.

Grilled Marlin, roasted cherry tomatoes and asparagus
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Curry Chicken Salad

A recipe of my own creation, but inspired by this one.

I don't have measurements, but sort of just made this using the following ingredients until it tasted right and balanced.

Cooked chicken, chopped or torn into smallish pieces (I always start with a rotisserie chicken from Eastern Market, but any chicken will do)
Apple, diced into small pieces
Red onion, diced into small pieces
Raisins (I'm partial to golden raisins, but it doesn't matter; dried cranberries could be used here too)
Cilantro, finely chopped

Curry Chicken Salad
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Yogurt Sourdough Bread

this recipe uses the sourness and bacteria from yogurt to fake a sourdough. It's not fantastic, but it's a lot easier than feeding a starter all the time.

* 1/2 cup plain, nonfat yogurt * 2/3 cup water * 1 tablespoon lemon juice * 1 tablespoon margarine or butter, softened * 3.25 cups bread machine flour * 1 tablespoon sugar * 1.5 teaspoon salt * 3 teaspoons regular active dry yeast OR * 2.75 teaspoons bread machine or quick-acting active dry yeast

Bake on French Bread cycle

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Stuffed Mushrooms

Audrey's family's stuffed mushrooms. A vegetarian (but not vegan) treat. Always a hit at parties and holiday meals.

Stuffed Mushrooms
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