Walnut-Crusted Salmon w/ Sliced Carrots and Cut Green Beans & Potatoes

January 31, 2015 at 6:03 PM | Posted in fish, salmon | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Walnut-Crusted Salmon w/ Sliced Carrots and Cut Green Beans & Potatoes

 
I guess it was the calm before the storm today, it was cold out but a whole lot of sun made it better! But looming ahead, starting tonight and into tomorrow is the possibility of 5-7 inches of snow (so they say). We could have all snow or a mix of rain and snow, too close to call. But that makes no difference to those who live in this part of Ohio, that word S-N-O-W has been sayed over the airwaves and to make it doubly bad the word I-N-C-H-E-S behind it! This area freaks out when there is the chance of SNOW! So knowing how people react around here I went to Kroger early this morning, and it’s a good thing I went early! All I need was a Loaf of Klosterman Wheat Bread and Eggs. The place was a madhouse all ready! All because of that word SNOW. People were grabbing everything in reach, like they were going to be stranded for weeks or something! Got to love Ohio! Anyway for dinner tonight I prepared a Walnut-Crusted Salmon w/ Sliced Carrots and Cut Green Beans & Potatoes.

 

 

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The Walnut-Crusted Salmon recipe comes from an issue of Taste of Home Magazine. I came across it a while back, and now it’s my favorite Salmon recipe! I had purchased the Wild Caught Atlantic Salmon from Kroger and had it in the freezer. I let it thaw overnight in the fridge. I rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted it dry with a paper towel. To prepare the Salmon I needed; Dijon mustard, honey, whole wheat bread (torn into pieces), finely chopped walnuts, canola oil, and dried thyme. Then I preheated the oven to 400°. Placed the Salmon on a baking sheet that was coated with cooking spray. Then mixed the mustard and honey together and brushed it over the salmon. Placed the bread in a food processor and pulsed until coarse crumbs formed, transferred to a small bowl. Stirred in the walnuts, oil and thyme and pressed it onto the salmon. Baked 12 minutes until the topping was lightly browned and the fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. I’ve left the original recipe along with the web link at the bottom of the post. If you’re a Salmon lover you have to try this recipe! The sweetness of the Honey and sharpness of the Dijon Mustard are perfect together. I love Baked Salmon but with the combo of all the ingredients it just makes the Salmon that much better.

 
It was Del Monte for side dishes, for one side I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced Carrots. Then I also had a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. A nice combo of Cut Green Beans and New Potatoes. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Mousse.

 
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Ingredients:

4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 teaspoons honey
2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Mix mustard and honey; brush over salmon. Place bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in walnuts, oil and thyme; press onto salmon.
Bake 12-15 minutes or topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 fillet equals 295 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

 

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/walnut-crusted-salmon

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Seasoned Haddock w/ Sliced New Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

December 12, 2014 at 5:57 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Haddock w/ Sliced New Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

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Started with a light Breakfast and an early workout. I delivered some Christmas Presents to a few friends and stopped by Meijer, really didn’t need anything just looking around. I guess I’ll have to get my Mom back in to see her Family Doctor, her cough is getting worse. Dad is finally somewhat better. Hopefully I can get them both healthy for Christmas. For dinner tonight I prepared a Seasoned Haddock w/ Sliced New Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

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I had the fillet of Haddock in the freezer so I let it thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare it I rinsed the fillet in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Then sliced the fillet into smaller pieces. I then seasoned it with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the pieces in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. Shook until all the pieces were well coated. Shook off the excess and pan fried them in Canola Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Haddock and Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Mix, the perfect combo. It’s a meaty delicious and mild tasting fish. I think I could eat Seafood everyday!

 

 

 

For my side dishes, it was all Del Monte! I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes along with a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Two of my favorite sides, Potatoes and Beans! I also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a Kashi Dark Mocha Almond Granola Bar, love these things!

 

 

 

Zatarain's Seasoned Fish Fri   Lemon Pepper

Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Fish-Fri

The secret of authentic Southern Style fried fish is the crispy combination of corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 Tbsp.

Servings Per Container: Servings per container – 40
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 50
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 1140mg 48%
Total Carb: 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Sugar: 0g

 

 

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Lemon-Pepper-Fish-Fri.aspx

Blackened Grouper w/ Buffalo Cauliflower and Cut Green Beans

February 5, 2014 at 6:27 PM | Posted in fish, vegetables, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Grouper w/ Buffalo Cauliflower and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 
The forecast called for a Winter Weather Alert and they were right, unfortunately! It started off as freezing rain, a good 2 hours of it. That was mixed with bursts of snow and then followed by snow throughout the night and early morning. We ended up with a little over 6″, so I guess it could have worse. More to come over the weekend again! Our neighbor used his snow blower and scraper to get what he could off the driveway and then I was able to get out and salt it real good. Looking out the window this afternoon, it was a shoveling party up and down the street. For dinner nothing but good things! I prepared Blackened Grouper w/ Buffalo Cauliflower and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

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I had found another package of the Gulf Coast Grouper in the freezer so I laid that in the fridge to thaw overnight. A friend of mine who goes down to the gulf Side of Florida quite often always brings me back some of his fresh caught Grouper. I started by rinsing the fillet off in cold water and patting dry and cut it into smaller pieces. I melted a tablespoon of butter, Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter. I then brushed both sides of the fillets with the Butter and then rubbed the fillets with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning and Sea Salt. Then I got out my favorite skillet, The Cast Iron Skillet. When the pan was fully heated I added my Grouper. Cooked it about 4 minutes per side, and it was ready for the table! This fish is just soooo good, hard to describe! Moist and bursting with flavor. The Zatarain’s Seasonings are perfect for any Seafood.

 

 

 
For one side dish I made more of the Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower. I made this for the first time a while back and couldn’t wait to have it again! To prepare it I needed; 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste, 1/4 cup or more) hot sauce, and blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping. Then to make it is really easy I just tossed the cauliflower florets in the oil, salt and pepper, arranged in a single layer on a baking sheet and roasted in a preheated 400F oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes. Then, the good part, toss the cauliflower in the hot sauce. Serve it warm with blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping and celery sticks on the side. It’s one delicious and healthy side dish! I left the full recipe along with the Closet Cooking web site link to the original recipe.

 

 

 
Then for the other side dish I heated up a cn of Del Monte Cut Green Beans, I can never have enough of Green Beans! I also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert my Mom had prepared some Fried Apples for her and Dad this morning for their Breakfast, so I get the leftovers! Fried Apples are easy to make, Mom uses Brown Sugar Splenda, but none taste as good as Mom can make!

 

 

 
Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower
ingredients

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 tablespoon oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup hot sauce
blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping (optional)

directions
Toss the cauliflower florets in the oil, salt and pepper, arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast in a preheated 400F oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.
Toss cauliflower in the hot sauce and enjoy warm with blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping and celery sticks on the side.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 48, Fat 4g (Saturated 0.3g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 0, Sodium 400mg, Carbs 4g (Fiber 2g, Sugars 2g), Protein 1g

 

http://www.closetcooking.com/2013/01/buffalo-roasted-cauliflower.html

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