Ingredients for Salmon Burgers:
• 1 pound fresh salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 1-inch chunks
• ¾ cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)
• 2 green onions, thinly sliced
• 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
• 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
• Lime Mayonnaise
• Sandwich buns and leaf lettuce (optional)
1. Rinse salmon and pat dry; cut into 1-inch chunks. Place salmon in food processor; cover. Pulse 7 times to coarsely grind (do not over process); set aside. In bowl combine panko, green onions, cilantro, ginger, garlic, eggs, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Stir in salmon.
2. Line a tray with parchment paper or foil. Divide salmon into four (2/3-cup) mounds on the tray. Shape into 1-inch-thick patties. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours (mixture will be easier to handle after chilling).
3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon patties. Cook 4 to 5 minutes per side or until cooked through (160 degrees F). Serve with Lime Mayonnaise on buns with lettuce.
Ingredients for Lime Mayonnaise:
• ¼ cup of mayonnaise
• 2 tablespoons of red onion, minced
• 2 teaspoons of lime juice
1. In a bowl stir together mayonnaise, red onion, and lime juice. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Whether you call it the "Feast of the Blessed Sacrament", the "Madeiran Feast" or simply "The Feast", it's a great weekend for our city that is rich in Portuguese culture. This year is a very special year because the Feast turns 100 years old! The Feast has something for everybody. Best of all, the admission is FREE! So, from July 31 - August 3, 2014 be sure to take some time out of your busy schedule to enjoy delicious authentic Portuguese foods, listen to music or watch the folcloric dancers. It is kid friendly as well, with amusement park rides, a Madeiran museum, 5k race and a parade. For more detailed information on this festive weekend, be sure to check out the official website at http://portuguesefeast.com/.
I love Federal Hill in Providence. It is historic, vibrant, fun, unique and most of all: delicious. Federal Hill, spreads from Atwells Avenue to Broadway. It is a street that has old world charm and architecture and is filled with local merchants, fantastic restaurants, bakeries and outstanding galleries. The gateway is the arch over Atwells Avenue that almost everybody mistakenly refers to as "The Pineapple" (it is actually a pine cone "La Pigna" which is the Italian symbol of abundance). This "Pineapple" has become the symbol of Federal Hill. Personally, I like to sip espresso and listen to music at an outdoor cafe by the grand fountain, or grab a quick pizza for lunch. If I am out with my wife, we like to dine in style at one of the gourmet Italian restaurants like Siena's and their Tuscan cuisine (I highly recommend the Penne alla Vodka with shrimp). If you are looking for a great bakery that makes zeppoles, you won't go wrong by going to either Scialo Brothers Bakery or Palmieri's Bakery. If you want more information on Federal Hill, click here!
Recently, my friend Meg's twin sister Marie had a very scary allergic reaction to a soy product. Marie has an EpiPen, she knows how to use it, and always carries a list of her medications with her. Marie is clearly a very responsible patient. But Marie's allergic reaction came on so fast and was so severe that she could not give herself the EpiPen injection. The allergic reaction also caused Marie's mouth and tongue to swell making it impossible for her to communicate.
Thankfully, Marie made a full recovery. But for Meg and Marie an important lesson was learned: even being a responsible patient isn't enough and they had to be more proactive with Marie's allergies. As soon as the dust settled, Marie contacted an acquaintance about a new medical ID bracelet called HealthID Profile (HIP). These bracelets are nothing like the metal engraved ones that we are all familiar with. We are talking about an ID bracelet with 21st century technology that can help EMS and Emergency room staff better understand their patients and their health problems. The HIP bracelet can be programmed to carry as much information that you want: health issues, emergency contacts, medications and reminders to take your medications! The bracelet is meant to be worn 24/7 and therefore it is waterproof, has no batteries that need to be charged, and the information can be viewed with a simple tap from any smart phone, computer or tablet. It is even HIPPA compliant! To me the affordable price makes it possible for everyone to be an advocate for their own health!
For pricing and to learn more about this new innovative product, please click here!
To read Meg and Marie's story in full, click here!
Fill a large steamer or pot with about 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
Place the lobsters in the steamer basket or directly in the pot; cover and steam until the shells turn bright red, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the pot with tongs and rinse under cold water to cool slightly.
Remove the meat from the lobster shells: Twist off the claws, then break off the tail. Pull off the flippers. Chop the lobster meat into chunks.
Transfer to a bowl and chill 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk the mayonnaise, 4 tablespoons melted butter and the juice of the remaining lemon in a large bowl. Add the lobster meat and toss to coat. Season with salt, if you want.
Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium heat. Brush the outside of the hot dog buns with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Toast the buns until slightly golden, about 1 minute per side. Divide the lobster salad among the buns.
As you may know, the late, great Casey Kasem had a form of dementia, which has made him incapable of handling all of his affairs. Recently, before his passing, his wife would not let his daughter from a previous marriage visit with Kasem and then took him out of state. In response, his daughter filed for conservatorship of Kasem in order to gain control of him personally and financially. It was a big mess. Here are some things to consider when you plan your estate, that could have made a difference for Mr. Kasem:
Second marriages require special estate planning.
It's always about the money even if it isn't.
Never underestimate the ability for things to get screwed up.