Salmon and dressing. Corn Casserole. Spinach. Good Sunday eating!
Salmon is one of the easiest foods to cook. It is one of the few seafood’s that you can eat for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. It can be smoked, grilled, baked or pan fried. You can fry it into a salmon cake too. I usually buy wild Alaskan salmon because to me it doesn’t have a fishy taste to it.
Along with that was saute spinach, dressing (stuffing some people like to say) and corn casserole. My mom is a whiz at making dressing so she prepared that. (I’m not on that level yet but I did help prep) She also cooked the corn casserole. This was the best meals I’ve had in a while.
Everything was cooked from scratch and fresh herbs and spices were used. It was also budget friendly too. So, if you want to impress family and friends or you just want to test your cooking skills then try making this. Happy Eating!
2 boxes of Jiffy cornbread
2 stalks of celery
½ of bell pepper
3 stalks of green onion
1 box of chicken broth (you can use veggie broth but I recommend chicken)
2 large eggs
Milk (She used lactose free milk because my stomach doesn’t do too well with regular milk)
1 -2 sticks of butter
Secret ingredients that makes dressing taste better
Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Chop all of the vegetables into to small pieces. Take a small pan and heat it up medium/low heat. With the stick of butter cut two tablespoons put in pan. As it melts add veggies stir and let them cook until soft. Cut two more tablespoons of butter and put it in a baking dish or cast iron skillet. Put it in the oven until butter melts. Meanwhile, combine jiffy boxes, eggs, and milk into bowl and stir until smooth. Take the melted butter and pour into corn bread mixture stir it in. Then, pour back into the baking dish. Bake the corn bread according to directions of the box. Once cornbread is baked sit it on cool rack and let it cool. After it’s cooled combine veggies and corn bread together in a bowl. Add chicken broth in slowly as you stir. Add spices to your liking.
Side note: Make sure you taste your dressing to see if anything is missing. If you need to add more sage do so. If it’s too dry add more broth. Make sure it’s moist but not soggy. Soggy dressing is a no-no. Spoon out and put dressing evenly around the Salmon
Now onto the Salmon.
I usually buy my salmon fresh from HEB. I get to see what kind to choose and you know that it’s fresh. If you can’t afford fresh Salmon then frozen is good too. Just make sure it doesn’t smell fishy. If odor is over powering then it’s not good. I usually pay a good amount of money for it. Seafood is expensive in general.
Salmon –I paid a $20 for a big filet.
1 table spoon of butter
2 table spoons of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
Parsley flakes for decoration
Rinse the salmon thoroughly and then let water drain from it. Rub two table spoons of EVOO on whole salmon. Season it to your liking. Cover another baking dish with foil and spray then place in baking dish. Slice lemon in half. One half squeeze juice of lemon all over. Slice other half place them on top. Cut the butter and place it on Salmon. Then sprinkle parsley on top. After you spoon dressing around salmon cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or when salmon is cooked.
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
1 (8-ounce) package corn muffin mix (recommended: Jiffy)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 to 1 1/2 cups mild shredded cheddar
Your oven should stay on 350 degrees
In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, sour cream, and melted butter. Pour into a greased 9 by 13-inch casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with Cheddar. Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let stand for at least 5 minutes and then serve warm.
Last but not least sauté spinach.
3 bundles of fresh spinach
Wash the spinach thoroughly to make sure there are is no grain or bugs in it. You can sprinkle salt to pull it out. Chop garlic into small pieces. Take a pan and heat it to medium heat. Add EVOO and garlic. Stir the garlic in. Add spinach and let it cook 5 minutes or until it is cooked to your liking. It should be a vibrant green color to it.
There you have it a wonderful semi-healthy meal. There are lots of ways you can make this. Make it how you would like to make it. Remember good food is good living!