Saturday, July 25, 2009

Salmon Bites

Mark went fishing and brought home a bunch of salmon and trout. We usually like our salmon baked or grilled and served with rice but since we had a good amount of it (like 5 dinners worth) I decided to try something different and we liked it!!

4 Salmon fillets cut into fourths
1/2 cup flour
1 egg
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tbsp of your favorite seasonings, I used Tastefully Simple Onion Onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
1/4 cup vegetable oil

1. Add vegetable oil to a large pan and turn heat to medium high.

2. Use three shallow bowls and put the flour in one, eggs in another and bread crumbs mixed with the seasoning into the third. Add a touch of salt to each bowl.

3. Coat the salmon with flour, then egg and finally the bread crumb mixture letting the excess fall off at each step.

4. Add salmon to heated oil and let cook 5 minutes until a golden brown, then turn over and repeat on the other side.


I made tarter sauce with mayonnaise and relish.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

My friend Nicole introduced me to this wonderful recipe! The exact recipe I use came from


* 2 cups crushed pretzels
* 3/4 cup butter, melted
* 3 tablespoons white sugar
* 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
* 2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry flavored gelatin
* 2 cups boiling water
* 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Stir together crushed pretzels, melted butter and 3 tablespoons sugar; mix
well and press mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until set. Set aside to cool.
4. In a large mixing bowl cream together cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Fold in
whipped topping. Spread mixture onto cooled crust.
5. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in still frozen strawberries and allow
to set briefly. When mixture is about the consistency of egg whites, pour and
spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until set.