Monday, September 6, 2010

Recipes Review: Keeping It Healthy

Time for me to review a couple more Rachael Ray recipes.  People hate her, but she has great quick recipes that are relatively healthy.  So I'm reviewing her spinach salad and one of her salmon recipes.  The salmon was a hit, but the spinach salad needed nuts (which I added), and twice the amount of dressing.  Otherwise it was a good salad.

Baby Spinach Salad with Mandarin Orange and Red Onions

8 ounces baby spinach
1 cup mandarin oranges
1/2 cup red onion slices
1 tablespoon orange marmalade
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/3 cup evoo
salt and pepper to taste

Step 1:  Arrange spinach in a large serving bowl
Step 2: Top with mandarin oranges and red onion (and nuts)
Step 3: Whisk marmalade and vinegar together, then add olive oil
Step 4: Pour dressing, salt, and pepper over salad

Well-Dressed Salmon

1/2 seedless cucumber peeled and chopped up in 1/4 inch pieces
2 small plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped up in 1/4 inch pieces
1/4 red onion finely chopped
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/4 cup white wine vinegar (I recommend using a bit less)
1/2 cup evoo
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped dill
salt and pepper
4 salmon fillets
Old Bay seasoning

Step 1: Combine cucumber, tomatoes, and half of the red onion, then set aside
Step 2: In another bowl, whisk together mustard, sugar, vinegar and remaining onions
Step 3: Slowly add in oil while whisking, then dill and salt and pepper
Step 4: Season salmon with black pepper and old bay
Step 5: Heat pan to medium high heat and add some evoo
Step 6: Place salmon rounded side down onto pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side
Step 7: Plate salmon and add tomato/cucumber relish and dill sauce on top

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