Pimento Cheese, Not Your Grandma's Spread

Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam.  I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out.  It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…

Plum Good BBQ Sandwiches

In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days.  The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards!  Have you exercised lately?  With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…

Shingles Vacine and Treatment

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with shingles so I felt I should discuss this nasty virus once again.  If you ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for getting shingles and believe me, you don't want it.  Shingles is a painful rash with blisters that scab over and may take 4 weeks or more to heal.  The Read the full post…

Vegetarian Tacos are muy delicioso!

There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro.  My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…

Midyear Health Check

Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten.  It's time for a health reality check.  First of all, how is your health lately?  If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful?  Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…

Vacation Lessons For A Healthier Life

  I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart.  Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation?  If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect.  But Read the full post…

Salmon Burgers and Sweet Potato Wedges

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on April 28, 2011 ][ In Fish, Sandwiches, Vegetables and Fruits ]

If you are looking for something different this weekend, try a salmon burger or a fish sandwich.  Go light on the mayo or other fatty dressings and you’ll have a tasty but calorie cutting burger.  By now, my readers probably know that I love fish more than poultry or meat and I’ll choose fish or seafood in a restaurant almost every time.  Except now that I had that lovely reaction to scallops, I may be limited to fish only.  We’ll see.

Salmon Burger With Lemon Mayo
enough fish to make a decent, bun sized portion for each person
salt and pepper to taste
fresh basil leaves
2 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon zest
lettuce and tomato if desired
Season fish and grill or bake 7 to 10 minutes depending on thickness.  Fish should be slightly underdone.
Mix mayo, lemon juice and zest.  Spread thinly on toasted buns, top with fish, fresh basil, lettuce and tomato.

Now does dinner get any easier than that?  Catfish or tilapia also makes a yummy fish sandwich.  You can even cook it the same way.  Or season the fish with a little chili powder and a pinch of cayenne and top it with fresh salsa and lettuce.

Serve those burgers with a side of home fries or better yet, sweet potato wedges which have more nutrition.

Sweet Potato Wedges
2 to 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into long wedges
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.  Heat oven to 400.  Mix dry ingredients in a large Ziploc bag, add potatoes and shake to coat.  Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake 20 to 30 minutes until lightly browned.

Have a wonderful weekend and keep an eye on mother nature.

Upadated on April 28, 2011

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