Thursday, March 09, 2006

Worth the stink




Maple-Glazed Salmon
Weight Watchers Five Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook Copyright 2005

1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (about 1-inch thick)
Cooking spray

1. Preheat broiler
2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.
3. Place fish, skin side down, on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Brush with maple syrup mixture. Broil 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, brushing with maple syrup mixture every 5 minutes.

Makes 2 servings. Per serving: 7 points, 320 calories, 13.6 gms fat, 36.6 gms protein, 10.7 gms carbs, .3 gms fiber, 87 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 34 mg calcium

This salmon was absolutely delicious but it came with the fish stink I can't stand. My husband had requested deer steak so the house had a lovely aroma last night. Fortunately, it was a warm (for this time of the year) evening and I was able to keep the doors open and air the place out for a while.

I buy the individually frozen skinless salmon fillets from Costco and they're defintely the best way to buy salmon, as far as I'm concerned. You can pull them out of the freezer in the morning and they're thawed out by dinner time.

It's been awfully quiet around here. I have to admit I'm starting to bore myself a bit but in the past few months I've learned that there are highs and lows in blogging. Right now, I'm just trying to find recipes that fit the ingredients I have on hand, which is somewhat limiting. It is paying off, though. Last night I spent less on groceries than I have in months.

Question of the Day: When do you shop for your groceries?

7 comments:

The Cookbook Junkie said...

I usually shop on Thursday nights. That way, we're stocked up for the weekend. Sometimes I make a separate trip on Sunday for produce.

Anne said...

I love hoisin and I LOVE salmon. I'll have to try this one.

I shop on Saturdays. One vehicle and DH has it all week for work so no choice really.

I go early to avoid the crowds!

Randi said...

I shop every day, LOL for produce at least. The grocery store is really close. I also do big shops when I go to the states, about every other week. Why dont you shake things up a bit and enter one of the food blogging events. You missed Sugar High Friday( it was today), but there are always different things going on.

Randi said...

btw, im making that cheeseburger mac tomorrow. Im using ground turkey breast though. I'm making it in the morning since I have to work tomorrow night, that way I can heat it up and work and so can Robin.

Kara said...

we shop on the weekends - Sunday morning typically, but sometimes Saturday. That is usually the only time when we can fit it in Okay, not totally true, the weekends are the only time I can go and since I don't trust my darling husband to stick to the list and get what is there, I have to go. I mean when you write Kraft Singles and he buys something else which is only the same color as Kraft singles, you know that you can't trust him to shop on his own :)

emily said...

I usually buy on Friday morning.I am trying my best to cut back on our grocery bill,its gotten totally out of hand.

H0kie Erin said...

During the school year we normally shop on Saturday afternoon. We'll get lunch and then hit the grocery store (I can't shop while hungry - bad things happen...lol). Since we work all week, Satruday is really the only day we have to shop. Sometimes we'll shop on Sundays if there was something going on Saturday that kept us from shopping.

However, in the summer, it tends to be whenever the mood strikes. Mom and I can go at "off" times when it isn't so busy - which is really nice.