Tag Archives: Fish and Seafood

Miso Glazed Salmon

Drop dead simple recipe for miso glazed salmon - plus a few substitutes if you don't have everything on hand

I wish I could say that this was an attempt at healthier eating in 2018. It wasn’t though. I actually made this when I picked up some salmon at Aldi at a killer price right before Christmas and it was kind of a special treat.

Miso Glazed Salmon
Miso Glazed Salmon

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Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto

Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto - easy method; hardly any stirring

If you’re watching your budget, chances are you’re not eating a lot of seafood, but when a holiday like Valentine’s comes around, you’re probably going to want something a little special. Maybe something like this Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto.

Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto
Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto

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Salmon Burgers

A technique from Mark Bittman lets you use hardly any binder. Make from fresh, frozen or canned salmon

If you live in the Midwest, you’re probably familiar with Hy-Vee grocery stores. They have the most marvelous meat counters with all kinds of grab & cook at home options. One of those is Salmon Burgers. The only problem? The price.

Salmon Burger healthy Marc Bittman
Salmon Burgers – these are outstanding!

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Aunt Lou’s Hot Crab Dip

When the subject of crab dip came up at our house (still staying with the folks for awhile) my step-mom, yes, the one who makes the Wayside Inn Carrot Cake, oh, that carrot cake, pulled out her recipes, leafed through the binder and pointed out this hot, little number.

Aunt Lou's Hot Crab Dip
Aunt Lou’s Hot Crab Dip

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Smoked Salmon “Cheesecake”

Salmon Cheesecake? Really? Reactions of those who’ve never considered a savory cheesecake tend to vary until someone tries this creamy, smoky spread. You may have to get over the name, but you’ll never get over your first taste…I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve been asked for it.

Smoked Salmon Cheesecake – this is 1/2 recipe made in a baby cheesecake pan.
Smoked Salmon Cheesecake – this is 1/2 recipe made in a baby cheesecake pan.

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What to do with that Canned Salmon Lurking in the Pantry?

Canned Salmon – there was a time I’d tell you that you were nuts had you suggested I eat such a thing…but as I’ve found, those on a limited budget that are trying to get the recommended amount of fish into their diets have to be creative –

About 9 1/2 ounces of Salmon is left - cooked slightly more than I'd like, but still pretty good and very inexpensive
About 9 1/2 ounces of Salmon is left – cooked slightly more than I’d like, but still pretty good and very inexpensive

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Salmonchanted Evening – Asian Salmon Packets

I don’t know if I’ve told you that I’m a reformed food snob. For years, I’d only eat the best of this and that…as prices skyrocketed, my budget diminished. I found myself cutting out a lot of the expensive fish, and was missing out on a marvelous brain food. Guess what – I’m no longer a food snob and I’m eating better than ever…

Salmon-Chanted Evening – Salmon with a Teriyaki type sauce and Snow Peas

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Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole with Green Olives

Easy Cheesy Tuna Casserole - it has green olives. Honestly I would have left them out but they turned out to be the best part!

For years, my daughter’s been describing this casserole to me, a family favorite of her in-laws. For years, in my head, I’ve been thinking: Do we NEED another Tuna Casserole? The “We” being not just our family, but the world as a whole! One taste of this casserole was all it took to change my mind.

Easy Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole
Many casseroles freeze – line the casserole first then remove and wrap

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Tuna with Bean & Tomato Salad

You’ll know the living is easy when you try this Tuna with Green Bean and Tomato Salad, served up with White Beans for a little extra protein and substance.This is the answer for those who think Nicoise looks good, but might be afraid their picky eaters would turn up their noses. There’s nothing unfamiliar here, but the bright, lemony dressing transforms these simple ingredients.

Tuna with Beans & Tomatoes
Tuna with Beans & Tomatoes

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