Thousand Islands

1000 island 2My youngest refers to 1000 Island dressing as Thousand Islands. I keep correcting her, but it’s just not taking. She really likes this dressing, as does her mommy. It’s one of my faves. My husband doesn’t understand my love for this dressing even though he basically demands it for our burgers. Hmmm… I think he has a secret love affair with Thousand Islands.

My love for this dressing comes from my dad. He would whip up some ketchup and mayonnaise and slap that stuff on a salad. And I thought it was great. I remember him bringing me dinner to work one night when I was in high school. And he had made me a salad with that dressing on it. And it made me happy 🙂

Since then, I’ve made Thousand Islands a lot and have jazzed it up just a bit. But of course, it’s still so simple, fast and easy. I love it on burgers, salads and dipping my pizza in it. Don’t knock it till you try it! It’s great on a lot of stuff. I mean, it has mayo in it. What has mayo in it that isn’t good?

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  • 3/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c. ketchup
  • 1 dill pickle spear, finely diced or 2 tbsp. relish
  • 1-2 shakes worchestire
  • just a dash of seasoned salt

Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until smooth and refrigerate until ready to use.

Begin your love affair with Thousand Islands.

 

 

Asian Chicken Meatloaf with Sriracha Ketchup

asian meatloaf 2There are so many kinds of meatloaf recipes out there. I typically stick with my good ole standby, my mom’s recipe made with ground beef. But as I’ve said before, we don’t use ground beef around here much anymore so I almost always have ground chicken. That being said, I had ground chicken but wanted something new. Thus, this recipe was born! It may sound strange, but the flavors are spot on and yummy. This meatloaf is literally bursting with Asian flavors. And it’s such a nice change from the standard meatloaf you’re used to.

Asian Chicken Meatloaf w/ Sriracha Ketchup

  • 1 pound dark meat ground chicken
  • 2 tbsp. minced white or yellow onion
  • 1 green onion, (green part only) chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and finely shredded
  • Just under 1/4 c. hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. each of ground ginger, garlic powder, white pepper & turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 3/4 c.-1 c. panko crumbs
  • 1/4 c. ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, add the first 10 ingredients and mix together by hand until combined. Scoop into a loaf pan.

meatloaf 2In a separate bowl, mix together the ketchup and sriracha and spoon over the top of the meatloaf, making sure to cover the entire top in a thin layer.

meatloafBake in the oven for 60-65 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for about 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

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