When you receive a tin of Hubs home cooked Virginia peanuts, whether as a gift or as a treat for yourself, you open the door to our home. Many years ago, in the small Virginia crossroads village of Sedley, Dot Hubbard developed a unique way to cook the Virginia peanuts grown on her father’s farm. She diligently used only the finest peanuts from the local harvest. Today, Dot’s recipe for using only the best remains unchanged.
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On Thanksgiving Day, Vernon Parker turned 70 years old. That in and of itself is always a milestone to be celebrated, but this season also marks his 50th year of employment with Hubbard Peanut Company! “All I know is that Vernon has been here forever,” said Lynne Rabil, company president, “and he was the very first full time, year round employee hired by my parents.”
“For fifty years, Vernon is the first person here in the morning and among the last to leave at night,” according to Rabil. “He fires up the cooker at 5:00 a.m. and gets everything rolling for the rest of the crew who comes in at 8:00 a.m. He is a role model for everyone here because of his strong and reliable work ethic.” Hubbard Peanut Company’s Production Manager, David Benton, says, “I’ve worked with Vernon for more than 20 years, and can easily say that I’ve never met a more dedicated employee. He cares deeply about the business, his co-workers and most importantly our customers, and is always willing to go the extra mile.”
Not only does Parker know everything there is to know about cooking Hubs peanuts, he can recall things that Rabil and her siblings can’t remember because they were younger. “He gets a sparkle in his eye when he talks about the past. His institutional knowledge about our business is something I reference quite frequently,” according to Rabil. “Our family is definitely looking forward to celebrating with Vernon this week.”
In a bowl, combine Dijon mustard and peanut butter. Mix well.
In another bowl combine crushed peanuts, panko and rosemary. Mix well.
Spread peanut butter mixture and peanuts mixture on each salmon fillet. Spinkle minced parsley on top and place salmon fillets on a lightly greased baking pan. Pour olive oil over salmon fillets and bake for 20-25 minutes.