Margaret Mayo, Romance Author


It’s been barbecue weather here today – while I’ve been stuck inside sat at my desk. Not that we had a BBQ – but DH did shift it out on to the patio. So that’s a start. Last year we did not have a single one.

Has anyone got any good BBQ recipes they’d care to share? I have an excellent one for a BBQ sauce/dip that I’ll dig out and post next week.

Happy weekend everyone.

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6 Responses to “Weather”

  • Marilyn Shoemaker says:

    Taku Glacier Lodge Salmon Baste (Alaska)

    1/3 cup butter
    2/3 cup brown sugar
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 tablespoon dry white wine
    8 (10-12 ounce) salmon fillets

    In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat.

    Stir in brown sugar until dissolved.

    Add lemon juice and wine.

    Stir and heat through, about 5 minutes.

    Place filets in a well greased grill basket; grill on an uncovered grill directly over medium coals (they used alderwood) for 4-6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness, or until fish flakes when tested with a fork.

    Turn often, basting with each turn.

  • Marilyn Shoemaker says:

    Salad to serve with Salmon

    • 1 1/2 heads green cabbage, chopped
    • 1/2 head purple cabbage, chopped
    • 2 carrots, grated
    • 1/3 cup purple onion, chopped fine
    • 1 (6 ounce) can crushed pineapple

    • 1 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon celery salt
    • 1 tablespoon parsley
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 2 teaspoons dill weed

    Mix all ingredients together.
    Stir until creamy.
    Add dressing to your liking just before serving.

  • Marilyn Shoemaker says:

    Herb Biscuits to serve with Salmon

    • 4 cups bread flour
    • 3/4 cup dry milk
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
    • 1 tablespoon thyme
    • 1 tablespoon parsley
    • 1 tablespoon tarragon
    • 1 tablespoon basil
    • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
    • 1 cup butter, very cold
    • 1 1/2 cups water, very cold (be careful not to add to much water)

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

    Place all ingredients except butter and water in a mixing bowl; cut butter into mix so pieces are no smaller than a peanut.

    Make a well and add cold water; work enough to make a slightly sticky dough.

    Place dough on floured board; fold, turn it over and fold again. Do this about 8 times.

    You may need to add a little flour between folds if the dough is to sticky.

    Pat into a square about 1-inch thick; cut into square biscuits or use a round biscuit cutter.

    Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes.

    Serve hot!

  • Marilyn Shoemaker says:

    I worked for Princess Cruises and Tours. Alaska was my market, Taku Lodge, if you ever get a chance to see it you must, it's a float plane adventure and a wilderness experience.

    Here is a recipe for their cookie they serve. The recipes I've posted I got off the web so I'm assuming they are valid.

    Ginger Cookie:

    1 cup butter
    1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    1 egg
    1/3 cup molasses
    2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
    1 tablespoon cinnamon
    1 tablespoon ground ginger, plus
    2 teaspoons ground ginger
    1 teaspoon clove
    2 teaspoons nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    raw sugar


    Space oven racks evenly; preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy.

    Beat in eggs and molasses.

    Mix flour, baking soda, spices and salt; add to above, just until blended.

    Using a small ice cream scoop, form walnut sized dough and dip into raw sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet with sugar side up.

    Bake 10-12 minutes for softer cookies, longer for crispier cookies; cookies will crack on top.

    Excellent served warm!

  • Marilyn Shoemaker says:

    Miss M, I hope I didn't over post too much. Love your books

  • Margaret Mayo says:

    Marilyn, Thankyou for your many comments – and don't worry about overposting. It is very welcome. I love the sound of the Salmon dish. I'm not overly fond of fish – but I do like salmon. And the cookies from the cruise line sound absolutely delicious.

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