Friday, October 28, 2011

Salmon Patties

So I have never been a huge fan of fish! I love shrimp, crab and lobster but I couldn't stand the "fishy" taste of fish. Well here is a recipe I love with Salmon.

(okay it's only canned salmon but there has to be some real stuff in there right?)
1 can (soup size or 2-3 tuna fish size) Pink Salmon
1/2 sleeve crushed up crackers (can be either ritz or saltines)
1 egg (if you add too much cracker and the don't stay together add an extra egg)
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients into a bowl. Heat oil (shortening works best) in large skillet over med-high heat. Form into patties and fry until golden brown on both sides. Serve with salad or any other favorite.
Super easy and delicious.

Spaghetti Squash

So I have been home sick lately so what is the best thing to do? Call up grandma and get some of her yummy recipes.

When I was growing up we always went to grandma's for her delicious cooking and one of my favorites was spaghetti squash. It's super easy and pretty healthy too. And since it's fall it fits right in.

1 spaghetti squash (oblong and yellow) cut into 4 pieces
butter or margarine

bring salt water to a boil (enough to submerge the squash)
boil for 20 minutes or until tender enough to put a fork through
drain water and cover with butter salt and pepper.  I've been told you can also use marinara instead because it is after all "spaghetti" squash. (but I've never tried it.) If you do let me know what you think.
*You need to cut off both of the stem ends. **Squash is VERY difficult to cut so you are going to need a heavy duty knife and you'll have to probably pound it into the squash to cut. my mom suggested to use a hammer but I didn't want to break my knife... so I made the hubby pound it!

Cilantro-lime rice (to go inside or w/the Cafe Rio Burrito

2 Tbsp. oil
4 c. long grain rice (6 c. water)
1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
juice of 2 limes (fresh)
2 tsp. crushed garlic
Heat oil in a large skillet. Add rice, cilantro, and garlic. Saute 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add water and lime juice and bring to boil. Then reduce heat and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed by the rice (about 20 minutes). You can also use a rice cooker if you have one.

Thanks Kelli!