So last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending my friend Jodi’s (of jodimichelle.com) cooking demo! I got to meet some new friends and we had a blast watching her cook up some fabulous food, and an even better time sitting around eating it all.
First she made some caramel corn. And while I’m still watching my sugar intake, this had to be sampled. No judgment folks…
We also made up a curry dip for veggies. Curry and veggies never really seemed to go together in my mind, but it was quite delish! My favorite thing about watching other people cook is that I find so many new flavors and combos that I’ve never tried.
She then put together a salad, and while I’ve never been to big on sweet salads, this one will grace our table now and again. I was very pleasantly surprised! The sweet, the crunch, the goat cheese……oh wait. We won’t talk about the cheese huh Jodi. 🙂 Oh and the poppy seed dressing……..Mmmmmm.
We (she) also made some salmon. Now, salmon is something I’ve just been making for a few years now and while we do like it, I’ve never stepped away from the “butter, salt, and pepper” basics. We chatted a bit about how she cooks it and why and I left with some great tips for the next time I make it for dinner.
She pricks the fish before pouring butter over it. Because it helps get the butter into the fish. Awesome!
She uses a fantastic amount of butter.
Sprinkled with a bit of brown sugar.
Broiled it and served with a slightly sweet red sauce.
To. Die. For.
And there was even a mocha torte for dessert, though I did not take a picture of it. But it was fabulous in all it’s brownie, mocha, whipped cream goodness.
Thanks Jodi, I had a blast! Can’t wait to do it again!
Do you ever get together and cook with friends? I’m really thinking this is a fabulous idea and a great way to try new recipes!