Dare I say I found a salmon recipe I like just as well as my Amazing Salmon!?! I think I may have! I had feta in the fridge and wanted salmon for dinner Wednesday night so Feta-Crusted Salmon was born.
Feta-Crusted Salmon (Serves 8)
Recipe slightly adapted from All Recipes
1 (2 pound) salmon fillet, bones removed
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. cream cheese
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. ground paprika
1 Tbsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/3 cup panko or regular dry bread crumbs
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly oil. Place salmon on foil and set aside.
2. Mix together feta cheese, mayonnaise, cream cheese, Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder in a bowl until smooth. Spread mixture over salmon, then sprinkle panko or bread crumbs over top, covering completely.
3. Bake in preheated oven until easily flaked with a fork, about 30-40 minutes.
*Note: I had a single salmon fillet so I made just enough topping for it and baked it for 25 minutes.
I reheated some of the Brussels Sprouts I made the other night and it was a delicious, filling, healthy dinner.
Wednesday night my daughter and I did some baking. We made blueberry muffins (Betty Crocker) and my favorite pumpkin bread, Bernice's Pumpkin Bread.
Breakfast Thursday morning was strawberry Chobani yogurt, Almond Coconut Granola, strawberries and blueberries.
I dropped the kids off at school then went to Starbucks for a latte and to get some work done before heading off to an event for the wives of a group my husband belongs to.
We were treated with a cooking demonstration from The Harvard Cooking Girl herself, Bibi Kasrai.
Bibi is famous for her use of spices in her dishes. They aren't necessarily spicy but full of spice…there's a difference. I loved watching Bibi work her magic:
I am waiting on receiving the recipes for the food she prepared so unfortunately I'm unfamiliar with the names of the dishes she prepared. But let me tell you, I will be making all of them once I have them in hand!
Bibi prepared a delicious roasted red pepper dip to start with homemade pita chips.
For lunch she made a fabulous dish of onions, garlic, spices, eggplant, chicken, tomatoes and red peppers. Everything was layered in the pot and cooked for awhile.
Bibi made traditional basmati rice to go along with the chicken dish.
Dessert was insanely simple yet amazing. Bibi muddled mint with brown sugar until it became liquid, then added lime juice. This delectable concoction went on top of sliced strawberries.
Could it be any simpler and prettier??
I loved every minute of the demonstration and can't wait to get my hands on those recipes!
My mom came into town so we took her out to dinner at Firenze. My husband and I split the Chopped Caesar:
I ordered a dish I had never tried there before: Risotto Portofino (jumbo shrimp grilled, served with artichoke hearts, asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, sautéed with garlic, white wine and basil over risotto).
Delicious! Firenze never disappoints.
Breakfast this morning was egg beaters with salsa and cheddar cheese.
It was Grandparent's Day at the school so my mom came to the school with us for the day. I volunteered for the event so when it was over, I took my mom to lunch at Luna Grill. I had the Greek salad with a chicken kabob.
After lunch my my headed home and I picked my daughter up from school (my son is at a sleep over). I'm looking forward to a relaxing night at home…we have a busy weekend coming up!
Are you a creature of habit at restaurants? Do you always order the same thing?