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Musings of A Detroit Based Food Fanatic

Happy Fourth of July!!Cedar Planked Salmon,Grilled Corn and Dilled Redskin Potato Salad

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     Thanks for Checking in! I am still working in Grand Rapids and, as I love to do, explored the local food scene. I found a Vietnamese bakery that serves up a respectable Bahn Mi Sandwich and something call a snowball ( Chicken Vegetable and egg steamed inside a bread dough). Most recently there was an Indian grocery nearby that had Potato and Pea Samosas that were outstanding. The balance between the potato, curry and lime  was beyond description. I know they were not made there but someone is making  an excellent product. I had 4.

     On July 4, 2010 I returned to my home in Eastpointe for a few days of Rest & Revival. Due to my late arrival my wife and I had an impromptu feast featuring some Ribeye steak, Hebrew National Hot Dogs,Grilled Romaine ( with Maytag Blue) and sautéed grape tomato with fresh basil and Olive oil. The evening finished with a very pleasant fireworks display supplied by several of our neighbors.fireworks a

      “Today is the actual Grilling Day/Holiday for me. As much as I enjoy my steak and salad the call was put out for salmon! Up to the challenge I came up with a menu. Salmon(Cedar planked) , Dilled Redskin Potato Salad and Grilled Corn.

         Cedar (or planked) Salmon is a method acquired from the native Americans who attached there fish to a wood plank before placing them near the fire to cook.  For the Salmon I was fortunate in having Cedar planks in house. They were a foodie gift and I look forward to every opportunity to use them. I have some Maple syrup and will rub my salmon down with it before placing it on the grill. salmon cedar 2

     For the grilled corn I know there are several schools of thought. One involves soaking the husk (and corn) and putting it on the grill. To me, this only steams it! Grilled corn, to me, is fresh corn rubbed with butter and spice and thrown directly on the grill until slightly charred. I like chili powder and cumin.grilled corn

    To finish the menu I like Dilled Potato Salad. The potatoes are Michigan new potatoes. The dill grows wild around my house ( I love to forage!). I also have oregano, basil, rosemary and mint that grow wild around my house.fresh dill

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Written by Ed Schenk

July 7, 2010 at 9:30 pm

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  1. fantastic, i like the corn with salad and lemon
    great Ed Sckenk
    thx

    amreen

    October 15, 2010 at 6:35 am

  2. Yeh to the samosas! Fantastic if they’re good, appalling if they’re not!

    Love your menu – it is wonderful and so nice to hear about your new life 😉

    Ciao,Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  3. Good to hear from you Ed. I have an Indian friend who made Samosas for me once…delicious! All that “all American” food sounds great too. My favorite salad is Grilled Romaine. I have a great pine nut dressing that I like to use.

    leaannbrown

    July 8, 2010 at 8:50 am

    • I am hooked! The grilled romaine is my 2010 summer salad. The only thing I will add is sauteed grape tomatoes.

      Ed Sckenk

      July 18, 2010 at 9:36 am


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