Saturday, July 26, 2008

Potato Tuna Bake

Denise and Grant live aboard Discovery a 48' Tollycraft which is tied up next to us at Shilshole Bay Marina. How lucky for me that Denise loves to cook and has taken me on as her personal mission. She is bound and determined that we will not set sail until she has supplied me with a number of nutritional and easy to make recipes. WOW!! Thanks Denise.

Adaptation of Gram'ma Long's recipe
Serves 6-8
3 cans (6 ounces each) tuna or chicken, chunk style
1 container (9ounces) shoestring potatoes
1-2/3 cup milk
1 can (10-3/4 ounces cream of mushroom soup
2/3 cups shredded cheese (plus more for topping)
1 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoning Salt
4 ounces diced green chiles-optional
1-1/2 tablespoons minced onion

  1. Dump all ingredients into a greased (I never grease it) 2 quart casserole dish and mix.
  2. Sprinkle top with additional shredded cheese.
  3. Bake in moderate oven(375) about 35-45 minutes.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Quick and Easy!

These two recipes come from Jeanni Thomas who is one of the most wonderful cooks I have ever met. Thank you Jeanni for sharing.

Grilled Salmon w/ citrus sauce

Heat grill to med. high. Rub salmon w/ 1 tsp. sesame oil, juice from ½ lemon. Sprinkle lightly w/ garlic powder, salt, pepper, dill and rosemary.. Let salmon marinate for at least 20 minutes. Lightly oil grates ; place salmon, skin side up on grill..Cook about 4 min. on each side, or until opaque throughout and flaky. Serve salmon w/ warmed citrus sauce. Citrus sauce!! In a small skillet over med. heat, boil ½ cup oj, ¼ cup fresh lime juice(about 1 whole lime) . Whisk in 2 tabs. honey, 2 tsps.dijon mustard and 2 tabs. olive oil. Simmer 8-12 min, until reduced to ½ cup liquid… Drizzle warm sauce over salmon on a salad bed, or salmon over steamed rice.

Sauce compliments grilled halibut as well.

Smoked Salmon Quesadillas
Tortillas(preferably spinach, but flour or roasted tomato would work well too) Cream cheese seasoned w/ chives & onions Roasted chopped shallots(can be raw if preferred) red onion is ok too ½ roasted red pepper, diced Lemon juice Smoked salmon Spread cream cheese over tortilla. Layer smoked salmon bits, roasted shallots, diced red pepper, drizzle w/ lemon juice. Fold over tortilla and grill until lightly toasted. Or toast in oven at 350 about 8 min. or lightly browned. Season sour cream w/ lemon juice, a light sprinkle of dill and dried chives.

Serve quesadillas warm w/ a dollop of seasoned sour cream.