Feb 16, 2017

Step by Step Home Cured Gravlax (Salmon)

It’s month two of the Food in Jars Canning Challenge–and I’m still psyched.  This time I’ve made Home Cured Gravlax (Salmon).   If you’re not familiar with gravlax, it is (per Wikipedia) “a Nordic dish consisting of raw salmon, cured in salt, sugar, and dill. Gravlax is usually served as an appetizer, sliced thinly and accompanied by … a dill and mustard … Continue reading

Feb 2, 2017

One Dish Mediterranean White Fish

I was looking for a killer catchy way to start this post.  But I kept coming back to being tired—which is really how my Mediterranean White Fish was created.  Last fall, with my youngest off to college, I decided to go back to school myself.  Just one class.  Well, I had so much fun that this semester, I am taking … Continue reading

Jan 8, 2017

Healthy Salmon Salad Recipe

Is Omega-3 on your New Year’s Resolution list? It’s on mine!  With potential benefits in areas like cardiovascular disease, cancer and anxiety (souce: Dr Axe), this healthy fat is no slouch. And salmon, like in this tasty Salmon Salad is a great source.  Now, mind you, my version of Salmon Salad is not a bowl of greens topped with a … Continue reading

Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Slices, served

Sep 22, 2016

Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Slices

Tasty and cute. Easy.  Healthy even. Can’t beat that in an appetizer.  Like this Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Slices.   Omega-3 fats, like those found in oily fish like tuna and salmon, are all over the news today.  Consume twice weekly and your heart, joints, you-name-it, will thank you.  

Salmon Burger from above

Dec 10, 2015

Scandinavian Salmon Burgers

Have you seen the PBS series New Scandinavian Cooking?  Besides some of the most breathtaking scenery ever, there’s a lot of fine cooking going on!  When I saw them make burgers out of chopped salmon I was intrigued.  I even meant to give it a try.  But life got busy and I never followed up.  A year or so later, … Continue reading

Jan 25, 2015

Cod Poached in Herb Butter

This year I resolved to eat more fish. Nothing like a good New Years Resolution, right?  Fish is healthy and tasty so it may not be the world’s toughest goal! One of my creations for this was Cod Poached in Herb Butter. Don’t let the word “butter” scare you–it’s still healthy. I promise!  This recipe had an odd genesis. A … Continue reading

Aug 12, 2014

10 Minute Herbed Tilapia (or Any Whitefish)

Good, easy, food.  It can be the subject of awe and guilt–at the same time.  As in (she frowns to herself) “What do you mean you don’t have time for a complex dinner–you cooked from scratch when you worked full time.”   This recipe for easy herbed tilapia is as tasty as a big complex dish–and it’s also healthy and efficient.   … Continue reading

Salmon Cake Closeup

Apr 2, 2014

Tasty Salmon Cakes with Canned Salmon

Last week I found a sale on wild-caught canned salmon–and I used my first can to make salmon cakes.  I bought the limit of 6 cans; we don’t get enough Omega-3!  I used to try to get my healthy oils by taking fish oil supplements–but now I am a pretty strong believer in getting your nutrients directly from foods.  Over … Continue reading

Smoked Fish Dip with Crackers

Jul 8, 2012

Smoked Fish Dip

Summer is prime picnic, potluck and outdoor party time!  Hooray! I am always delighted to bring an edible contribution (anyone surprised?)–and dips are perfect for any spread.  A longtime favorite is a Smoked Fish Dip that I make with Lake Michigan Whitefish but which would work with almost any smoked fish. I was especially happy to make it this year.  … Continue reading