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Flank Steak Marinated Asian-Style

Flank Steak Marinated Asian-Style by John Spottiswood

This was really simple and the steak came out incredibly tender. We bought a good quality flank steak - which helped. But I think that the marinading process may also have helped tenderize the meat.

4 votes
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Grilled Salmon and Pineapple with Avocado salsa

Grilled Salmon and Pineapple with Avocado salsa by John Spottiswood

None of our kids thought they were going to like the grilled pineapple in this recipe, but they all ended up loving it and we had none left over! The avocado salsa is mild and complements the salmon nicely without over powering it. The dish is beautiful and would be good for entertaining, but the meal is also easy enough for a week…

1 vote
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Morrocan Grilled Salmon

Morrocan Grilled Salmon by John Spottiswood

This is a flavorful recipe that we adapted from one on Food Network. The addition of cayenne pepper along with extra garlic and cumin give this a more robust flavor than the original recipe. Serve with long grain rice or farro, pita bread, hummus or baba ganoush. Everyone we've served this to has loved it!

2 votes
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Pan-Seared Tuna with Avocado

Pan-Seared Tuna with Avocado by John Spottiswood

This is a delicious recipe that we adapted from one by Tyler Florence. The combination of asian flavors explodes in your mouth but doesn't overwhelm the flavor of the tuna and avocado. It's really a fantastic combination and takes only a few minutes to prepare if you make the sauce in advance. This could be served as an appetizer or…

3 votes
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Grilled Salmon with Brazilian Garlic Marinade

Grilled Salmon with Brazilian Garlic Marinade by John Spottiswood

I adapted this recipe from one in Steven Raichlen's The BBQ Bible. It come originally from a famous seafood restaurant in Rio de Janeiro. I served it along with Tuscan grilled rib eye steaks for a UCLA-BYU game watching party. UCLA was a winner and so was this Salmon recipe! Enjoy!

3 votes
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