Baked Salmon with Mango and Raspberry Salsa

When you are on vacation, you eat whatever is available and sometimes indulge with some unhealthy snacks.  Well, when we went to explore downtown Chicago, I bought a scoop of Haagen Daz Sea Salt Caramel Gelato.  Oh, my…it was so delicious!  I almost did not want to share it with my husband. 🙂 Then, we had Chicago’s famous and authentic pizza for dinner.

When we arrived in Virginia, I wanted to have seafood and salad for dinner after indulging foods that were high in carbohydrates.

This recipe is great when you don’t have that much time to prepare a meal for more than 30 minutes.*  It’s fast, simple, easy, and delicious.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare the ingredients.

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Ingredients:

  • 6 or 8 oz. salmon fillets
  • Weber Zesty lemon seasoning
  • Weber Roasted garlic and herbs seasoning (not in the picture)
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh mango
  • cilantro, chopped
  • 10 pieces of raspberries, halves
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil

Directions:

Lightly coat the baking dish with cooking spray and arrange the salmon fillets.   Season the fillets with lemon and roasted garlic and herbs seasonings.  Lightly drizzle with olive oil.

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Cover with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes.  Prepare the salad or a side dish you prefer at this time.  Set aside.

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Meanwhile, prepare the salsa.  Combine the mango, raspberries, cilantro, lime juice,  a pinch of salt and dash of ground black pepper in a small bowl.  Mix until well combined.  Set aside.  Remove salmon from the oven.  DSCN7273

Arrange the cooked salmon on a plate.  Add any of your favorite starch or side dish.  Garnish the cooked salmon with mango and raspberry salsa.  Serve immediately.

You can create scrumptious meals like this one.  This dish is presentable enough to serve at a wedding in my opinion.  Don’t you think?  Bon Appetit!

DSC_0010*Note:  Due to variations in ALL ovens, cooking time may require adjustment.

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Eggs and Smokies in a Blanket

This used to be a recipe called Eggs in a blanket and Stuffed Crescents.  But, when I woke up this morning, my children asked me if they could have  the same breakfast their father had only without eggs.  They are allergic to eggs.  It gave me the idea of Eggs and Smokies in a blanket for their father’s breakfast today and little smokies with cheddar cheese and ketchup served with fruits for them.

This recipe would be awesome for brunch.  You can use ham, turkey, or any meat you prefer.  Next time you have a brunch get together, bring these and I’m sure it will be a hit.  DSC_0286

To make this recipe, you’ll need Pillsbury Crescent roll dough, cheddar cheese, tomato ketchup, three eggs. little smokies, and 1 teaspoon olive oil.

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray a light, even coating of baking spray on bottom of baking pan.  Set aside.

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Meanwhile scramble the eggs. You can omit one yolk if you want less calories, fluffy and moist scrambled eggs.

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Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and coat with 1 teaspoon olive oil.  Pour the scrambled eggs  in the pan and stir as it cooks.  Do not overcook.  You just want it soft scrambled just like in the picture.  Set aside.

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Unroll  dough and separate into 8 triangles.

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Cut cheddar cheese in rectangular shape enough to fit on the crescent.   Add a small amount of tomato ketchup.  Scoop 1 teaspoon of the cooked eggs and place over the cheese and ketchup.  Add little smokies if you prefer.

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Roll them up and place on greased baking pan and bake for 11 to 13 minutes.   Remove from the oven. Let cool in the baking pan for 5 minutes before transferring them into a serving platter as the crescents are very soft.

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Serve it family style by putting them in a basket lined with colorful, decorative cloth.  The guests or your family can just help themselves if they want one.  Or, you can serve it on a plate with fruits.

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And here’s another version of this recipe, Apple Pie in a blanket.

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My oldest son loves this.  It’s one of his favorite snacks after school.  I bake these whenever he craves them.  All you need to do is substitute the egg recipe with Lucky Leaf Premium Apple pie filling. Roll them up and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Bake at 375 degrees for 11 to 13 minutes.  Enjoy.

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