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Mr. Food: Lemonade Poached Salmon

We often associate good times with the things we've had to eat and drink, and one of our fondest childhood memories just might be that little lemonade stand! Remember that?

Well, what if we could bring that fresh-squeezed taste to our dinner table and make a brand new memory at the same time? Nice? Okay! Using any brands at all, in a skillet, we bring 1/4 cup water, along with about 3/4 of a can of thawed, frozen lemonade concentrate, to a boil over medium-low heat.

Add 4 salmon fillets, turn the heat to low, cover them, and cook them for about 8 to 10 minutes. That's when the fish flakes easily with a fork and they're ready to serve, and if we want, we can top 'em off with a perky sauce we made by combining 1 cup mayonnaise, the remaining lemonade concentrate, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.

Maybe even garnish 'em with a sprig of mint for some fresh color. Wow! Talk about summer-perfect! Why, these can even be served cold! Like the recipe? Sure! Just send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, marked “Lemonade-Poached Salmon,” to me, Mr. Food, right here at the station, or look for it online for treating your gang with a new-fashioned favorite that they'll remember and ask for over and over!

And when you put a forkful of this in your mouth, it might just awaken some memories of "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!®


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