Celebrate the Rain: Cooking with the Fresh & Abundant Flavors of the Pacific Northwest by The Junior League of Seattle and Cynthia Nims

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    • Ingredients: salmon fillets; sea scallops; cilantro; green onions; pickled ginger; chile garlic paste; soy sauce; breadcrumbs; vegetable oil; rice vinegar; fresh ginger; hot pepper sauce; garlic
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    • Ingredients: vodka; Triple Sec; cranberry juice; limes
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    • Ingredients: dried chanterelle mushrooms; leeks; wild mushrooms; dry white wine; goat cheese; green onions; puff pastry; parsley
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Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Orange thyme game hens

    • hillsboroks on March 02, 2020

      The orange thyme combination of flavors worked brilliantly. I did the brining for 3 hours with 1 cup kosher salt and two quarts water for two game hens. I used low sodium chicken broth and did not do the final seasoning at the end and it was just right although maybe a bit on the salty side. My family said I could have even skipped salting the birds before they roasted and it would have been fine. I used fresh herbs from my garden and they really pumped up the flavor of the sauce. I will make this recipe again.

  • Beef tenderloin with shiitake cream sauce

    • hillsboroks on June 26, 2022

      This dish is absolutely fabulous, just layer upon layer of flavor that makes you want to eat slowly and savor every bite. I was cooking for two and subbed in half of a small flank steak so I only made 1/4 of the marinade and 1/4 of the sauce. I left the steak in the marinade about 1 1/2 hours and then my husband grilled it to medium rare on a charcoal grill. I pre-measured my sauce ingredients while the steak was marinading so it was easy to cook the sauce while the steak was on the grill. This is definitely company worthy or for a special dinner for two at home.

  • Iced lemon ginger cooler

    • kbrooks on June 27, 2019

      For a more adult beverage add a shot of booze of choice to your glass.

  • Cheese tortellini soup with white beans, kielbasa, and spinach

    • breakthroughc on April 15, 2022

      I have made this several times. Mr. B loves it. It is a flavorful, hearty weeknight soup. 1 add a teaspoon of red wine vinegar at the end. Freezes well.

  • Cider with a punch

    • breakthroughc on October 26, 2021

      This is aa great Fall cocktail for a party. Not too sweet and can be made in a pitcher.

  • Toasted coconut chicken bites with cilantro dipping sauce

    • breakthroughc on October 26, 2021

      Great appetizer. Very tasty and the cilantro sauce is a nice compliment.

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  • ISBN 10 0963608851
  • ISBN 13 9780963608857
  • Published May 05 2004
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 272
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Junior League of Seattle
  • Imprint Junior League of Seattle

Publishers Text

Celebrate the Rain is the highly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning Simply Classic. Enjoy the culinary riches of the Pacific Northwest through more than 175 recipes, such as Walla Walla Onion Soup, Mixed Greens with Yakima Nectarines, Pacific Northwest Cedar Planked Salmon, and Lemon Boutique Cookies.

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