Grilled Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce

Marinade: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill weed 1 tsp grated lemon peel 3 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp honey 1/2 tsp garlic-pepper blend 1 tsp minced garlic 1 lb salmon fillet, cut into smaller pieces (~4oz each) Lemon-Dill Sauce (optional): 1 container (6 oz) Greek Fat Free plain yogurt 1 Tbsp…

Broiled Lobster (Christmas Eve Dinner)

Ingredients: 4 whole lobster tails 1 tsp. ground paprika 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground pepper 2 Tbsp. melted, browned butter 2 Tbsp. Lemon juice Directions: Pre-heat broiler. With sharp kitchen shears, carefully cut top of shells lengthwise.  Separate shell and pull meat to top of shell. Place shells on broiler pan (or baking dish…

Thai Vegetable Soup

Ingredients: 1 box Swanson Thai Ginger flavor infused broth 1 bag Birds Eye Recipe Ready pepper and onion blend Handful of baby carrots, cut into matchsticks (or 1 bag Birds Eye Recipe Ready stew blend with carrots, celery and potatoes) olive oil 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp 1 can (~14 ox) unsweetened coconut milk…

California Roll Sushi

We have recently been experimenting with making our own sushi.  We purchased a Sushiquik kit from amazon.com and have made a couple of attempts so far.  The most successful has been with regular sushi rice: Rice: 1 cup sushi rice 1 cup water 1 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 Tbsp sugar 1/2 Tbsp kosher salt To…

Stir Fry with Rice & Shrimp

Makes enough for dinner for 2, plus left-overs. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp corn starch 1.5 tsp minced garlic 2 tsp ginger paste (divided) 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 1 bag (14 oz) Birds Eye Recipe Ready Tricolor Pepper & Onion Blend (frozen) 1 handful baby carrots, julienne cut any additional stir-fry veggies that you want to…

Lemongrass Shrimp Salad

Ingredients: 3/4 lb large peeled and deveined shrimp, tails removed 2 cups butter lettuce, torn 1 cup bean sprouts 1 cup finely shredded daikon radish 1/2 cup finely sliced red onion 1 cup fresh mint leaves 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup cilantro leaves 1/2 cup roasted and coarsely crushed peanuts For the dressing:…

Tuna Casserole

8 servings. Hands-on: 35 minutes.  Total: 1 hour 30 minutes. Ingredients: 1 (16-oz) package ziti pasta 1 (8-oz) package haricots verts (thin green beans), cut into 1-inch pieces 6 Tbsp butter 2 medium leeks, thinly sliced 2 (4-oz) packages fresh gourmet mushroom blend 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 3 cups heavy cream 1 cup vegetable broth…

Fresh Spring Basil Rolls

LOVE these!!  Especially now that I have the hang of making them. Version 1 Ingredients (current favorite): 2 ounces rice vermicelli 8 rice wrappers (8.5 inch diameter) Lettuce or some type of greens (I use arugula or buttercrunch when it’s available in the garden, or get a head of Boston lettuce at the store; sometimes…

Shrimp & Avocado Wontons

From a recent trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden.  Looking forward to trying this at home:   Ingredients: 15 wonton wrappers oil for frying 1 lb cooked shrimp, diced 1/4 c avocado, diced 1/4 c tomato, diced 2 T red onion 1 T cilantro, chopped 2 T olive oil 1 T lemon juice 1 T…

Salmon with Cucumber and Dill

Salmon with Cucumbers & Dill Seared first to add color and flavor, the salmon is then combined with braised cucumbers–an unexpected yet delicious way to enjoy that vegetable’s subtle taste. From EatingWell: September/October 1992, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005) Yield: 6 servings Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients 2 tablespoons all-purpose 1/4…

Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp brown sugar 1 tps honey 2 tsp unsalted butter 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 whole salmon filet, skin on, 3/4 to 1 inch thick Directions: Preheat grill to medium heat. In a small saute pan over medium heat (stovetop),…

Grilled Tilapia with Sun-dried Tomatoes

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped 2 Tilapia fillets (8 to 10 ounces each) 2 Sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 1 medium tomato, diced 1/2 cup white wine 1/4 red onion, diced 1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped 1/4 light cream (substituted milk and that was fine) Directions: Preheat…