Monday, May 3, 2010

Maple Salmon with Oscar Pasta and Carrot Fries

Monday, May 3, 2010
We wanted to try a new salmon glaze and needed to find things that complemented a maple glaze.  Oscar Pasta (with nutmeg) and Carrot Fries (with cinnamon) helped to create the perfect meal.  The flavors were wonderful - a healthy meal that tasted like dessert!

Maple Salmon
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound salmon
In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper. Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture. Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.
* Recipe from by Starflower
Oscar Pasta
Any kind of pasta - Greysen prefers penne or rotini
a big container of fresh spinach
dash of nutmeg
salt to taste
butter and or milk
(I sometimes also stir in diced or minced carrots)
Cook pasta to directions. Steam spinach in a pot with a tiny bit of water. Put fully cooked spinach in blender or magic bullet, add a dash or two of nutmeg, a dash or two of salt and a good chunk of butter (or natural oil butter). Can add a little bit of milk to make creamier (and easier to reheat). Blend. Pour spinach sauce over pasta. Stir and eat.
* Recipe that we created

Carrot Fries
Serves 4
8 small or 4 large carrots
2 Tbsp butter or oil
1/4 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Peel carrots, cut in half the short way, halve or quarter to make relatively even sticks.  Melt butter, stir in sugar and cinnamon. Toss carrots in butter mix.  Place on jelly roll.  Bake at 450F for 12-18 minutes.  Check and flip at about six minutes.
* Recipe memories of a recipe in a Sesame Street cookbook I saw at Menards.

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