Sunday, January 22, 2012
A Costco find that brings the taste of summer grilling
This stuff is seriously good and completely justifies one cost of Costco membership.
I've used this often on Salmon steaks as it brings out a pretty terrific flavor to them. I either use the grill pan with them or micro-roast depending on how much time I have to fuss with dinner on a given day. Either way you wind up with a nicely "grilled tasting" mesquite flavor without the hassle of breaking out the barbecue, especially nice to have around in winter when raining makes real grilling not an option. Unless of course you are some sort of masochist that loves standing in a cold rain with an umbrella hoping for the authentic taste.
I also have a great cocktail party appetizer I make with this seasoning that I call a Salmon Mousse. Take 1 salmon steak cooked with the "Sweet Mesquite Seasoning" and using a fork flake it until it is all nice and fluffy. Take 2 8oz packages of room temp Cream Cheese and 1/2 cup sour cream. Whip until fluffy, fold in the flaked salmon and 2 teaspoons of the "Sweet Mesquite Seasoning". Serve with crackers or french bread rounds.