Archive | February, 2015

Salmon Packets with Potatoes and Peas

26 Feb

One of the easiest ways to cook fish is in parchment or foil packets. It is a virtually fat free method of cooking and clean up is so easy. You can be as creative as you want. Firm fish like salmon, cod or bass work the best. It is best to slice all veggies thin so they cook enough and the fish stays moist.

  • skinless salmon filet pieces
  • small red potatoes, thinly sliced
  • frozen peas (1/4 cup for each packet)
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh thyme
  • pesto

Cut parchment paper in large pieces, one for each packet. Season the fish fillet with fresh thyme, salt and pepper. Place on the parchment paper. Top the fish with the potato slices and peas. Drizzle with olive oil. Place the fish packets on a cookie sheet. Bake in 425 degree oven for 20 minutes. Watch out for the steam when you cut the packets open. Top the fish with spoonful of pesto.





Oriental Salad with Teriyaki Chicken

17 Feb

This salad is delicious and easy to make. I made this calorie friendly by cuting down on sugar and omitted the noodles compared to the typical recipes for oriental salads. I served it with grilled teriyaki chicken for perfect lunch.

  • whole romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbs gluten free soy sauce
  • peeled mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

In a small bowl combine the oil, sugar, vinegar, water and soy sauce. Combine the romaine lettuce and green onions in a large bowl. Toss the lettuce with a desired amount of dressing. Plate the lettuce. Top with almonds, mandarin orange slices and the chicken.


Teriyaki Sauce for Fish or Chicken

17 Feb

Homemade sauces are always tastier than store bought. I made this zesty sauce in 10 minutes and used it for salmon and chicken. Next time I will double the recipe so I will have some left over for an other day.

  • 1/2 cup gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 tbs water
  • 2 tbs sweet rice wine (rice vinegar)
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 3 tbs honey
  • 1 glove of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger paste or fresh minced ginger

In a small saucepan heat all of the ingredients together over medium high heat. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Cool completely  before marinating the fish or poultry.



Salmon with Sun-dried Tomato and Capers

3 Feb

Here is an other quick dinner idea. You need only few ingredients and dinner will be on table in 30 minutes from the time you unload the groceries. Usually I enjoy spending more time in the kitchen, but since my kitchen is being remodeled I am using limited resources and try to focus on easy and simple. This was quick, and I truly loved the flavor. I will make this again in my newly remodeled kitchen in the future.

  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • capers
  • skinless salmon filet pieces

Place about 9×9 piece of foil for each individual serving of salmon on a counter. Place salmon on foil. Season each piece with pepper, top with 1/4 cup of tomatoes and 1 tsp of capers. No salt needed since the capers are salty. Fold foil packets closed and bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.



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