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Magnificent Mango Sauce

Ingredients 2 ripe mangoes 3 minced garlic cloves ¼ cup coconut milk 1 tbsp soy sauce (with more or less depending on taste) 2 tbsp sweet Thai chili sauce  2 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp lime juice ½ tsp dried crushed chili ¼ tsp turmeric  ...

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Easy Simmering Sauce for Fish

Serves 4 Ingredients 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil 1 medium brown onion 3 garlic cloves, minced ½ tsp cumin seeds ½ tsp chili flakes 1 tbsp curry powder ¾ cup + 1.5 tbsp canned tomatoes ¾ cup + 1.5 tbsp heavy whipping cream ½ cup +...

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Balsamic Vinaigrette 

Ingredients ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 1 tsp honey 1 tsp dijon mustard 1 minced shallot 1 minced garlic clove Salt and black pepper for taste   Method Combine all ingredients, and mix until completely uniform. Make a large colorful salad with extra tomatoes and top with smoked fish and cubes of...

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Lemon Vinaigrette

Ingredients ¼ cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons) ¼ cup white wine vinegar 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp coarse salt ¼ tsp ground pepper 1 cup olive oil   Method Combine lemon juice, white wine vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper until uniform in texture. Add oil and whisk until fully combined. Make a salad and...

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Easy BBQ Sauce

Good food doesn't have to be complicated!   Ingredients ⅔ cup ketchup  ½ cup apple cider vinegar  ¼ cup brown sugar 2 tsp paprika  1 tsp cumin 1 tsp kosher salt  1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper    Method Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring...

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Hunter’s Fish Marinade

  Ingredients 1 lb. raw Wisconsin fish ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons fresh parsley  2 crushed or minced garlic cloves 1 teaspoon paprika  1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon turmeric ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper   Method Mix together the olive...

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Za’atar Marinade

A Midwest fish meets the Middle East! Ingredients: 1 lb. raw Wisconsin fish 2 tablespoons za'atar seasoning (a combination of dried oregano, thyme, and/or marjoram with sumac and toasted sesame seeds) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon minced garlic ¼ teaspoon salt ...

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Fishes on Sticks (a.k.a. Fish Kabobs)

Ingredients 2 fillets, rainbow trout 2 fillets, catfish 1 lb., whole shrimp 12 cherry tomatoes 1 yellow pepper 1 orange pepper 1 zucchini 1 red onion 8 oz fresh mushrooms 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil   Marinades or sauces of your choice   Method Cut the fillets into about...

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Creamy Lemon Sauce

2 tablespoons butter (divided in half) 3 cloves minced garlic ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth ¼ cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste   Methods Melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat Stir in minced garlic and cook for 20...

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Citrus-Ginger-Sesame Sauce

Perfect for salmon sashimi! 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari) 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon fresh orange juice  1/4 pound sushi-grade salmon, 1/8-inch-thick, cut into 2-inch squares (about 12 pieces) 1/4-inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced paper-thin and...