Thursday, 28 August 2008

Salmon cakes & Corn Salsa

My favorite kind of cooking lately too is very non-involved, as I just don't have the energy for much more that than :) This one was perfect! So quick and easy and it was just bursting with flavor!

Salmon Cakes:
1 can salmon, drained well
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
1 tbsp finely chopped red pepper
1 egg
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup fine bread crumbs, plus 1/4 cup for dredging
2 tbsp olive oil for pan-frying

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Form round patties, 2 inches in diameter. Spread remaining bread crumbs on a plate. Coat patties in crumbs, pressing to form firm, well-coated cakes.

Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Pan-fry cakes about 3-4 minutes per side or until lightly browned and crisp.

Sweet Corn & Tomato Salsa:

Salmon cakes & Corn and tomato salad

2 cobs of corn
1-1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
2 green onions, finely sliced
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp chili powder
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil

Cook corn in large pot of boiling water. Run knife down sides of cobs to remove corn. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Menu Planning

Yes, this is becoming a bi-weekly event. So is the grocery shopping though. Somehow we are making things stretch out a little long. Okay, I know it is happening and it really ain't very pretty. Hubby works late, eats at some greasy fast food place, wife doesn't feel like cooking for herself so eats cereal for dinner :0 Bad family! We are stopping that I swear, our waist lines as well as wallets can't handle it much longer.

Tuesday: Deli pizza
Wednesday: Salmon cakes & Tomato and corn salad
Thursday: Shangri-La Beef
Friday: Tandoori Chicken & Gobi Masala
Saturday: Working a wedding :)
Sunday: Pyrogies
Monday: Left overs

Have a good week :)

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Cold Noodle Salad

My pie is in the oven, my family is coming over to eat it within the hour (I was supposed to make it yesterday but didn't have time), and my kitchen is a disaster. At this moment I should really be downstairs getting ready, but instead I am sitting hear inhaling my dinner and dying to share it with you all. I am sure you can guess what won that battle ;)

I had been looking for something quick, involved minimal 'cooking' as we have a mini heat wave going on, and lastly vegetarian. This one fit the bill perfectly, and is delicious. To be honest there is a slight chance that I am on my second bowl of it :)

Cold Noodle Salad (Courtesy of Emeril, with minor modifications)

Cold Noodle Salad

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
4 teaspoons sesame oil
1 pound whole wheat spaghetti noodles, cooked until tender and the run under cold water to cool
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
3/4 cup thinly sliced carrots
3/4 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced
1 cup lightly crushed toasted cashews
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

In a small bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce and sesame oil. To the noodles, add green onions, bean sprouts, carrots, cucumber, cashews, cilantro, sesame seeds, and the soy mixture and mix thoroughly.


Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Menu Planning

I was going to weasel out of grocery shopping today, then I remembered it was

A) 15% off Tuesday (First tuesday of the month)
B) Wing Night at a restaurant right near out grocery store.

Can you guess what we are doing tonight :)

Wednesday: Nails night - No cooking
Thursday: Cold noodle salad (it is supposed to be HOT)
Friday: Shaking beef
Saturday: Tandoori Chicken
Sunday: Pirogies

Oh, and the great blueberry event is on again at our local grocery stores. That means this little beauty will soon be gracing our presence again :)