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Salmon Tacos

March 1, 2021

I’m on a mission with one pan dinners. New ways and new flavors to put in a single pan, for single pan clean up. Half the time I don’t even know what I’m making.. but I’ll buy a protein, and there it starts. There is always a vegetable, and a can of beans, chick peas, […]

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Tonight was all about the coconut curry take out that I am missing. I had a can of coconut milk and a coveted piece of salmon I was saving in the freezer. It was a pretty good substitute for take out, but left me with more dishes than a take out container would have.

Crispy Chickpeas: ( These can be roasted with the cauliflower, add it all to a bowl and drizzle and dash all the spices and pour onto one pan to roast!)

2 cans chickpeas rinsed, drain in a colander. You want them as dry as possible.

Add olive oil drizzle, smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, kosher salt and pepper. Combine then pour onto a sheet pan and cook at 400 till crispy. About 30 ish minutes. Shake the sheet pan a couple times during roasting

Crispy Kale:

Using a clean, chopped bag of kale, mix together with salt and pepper, olive oil, garlic powder. Place on a sheet pan in a single layer. Roast at 375- 400 for 10 minutes or so.

Roasted Cauliflower:

Combine cut cauliflower with olive oil, smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper, roast on a sheet pan at 400 till browned and tender, Flip over during roasting for great color on both sides. The vegetables will be crispy and smokey and sooo good.

Salmon:

Add generous salt and pepper, smoked paprika and lime to the salmon.

In a heavy cast iron pan, heated with olive oil, place salmon skin side up and sear the salmon just till it plumps and has a crust. Flip onto a plate, set aside.

Coconut Cream:

Add a can coconut milk to the pan, add a tablespoon of corn starch and stir over med heat until thickens. Add lime juice squeeze, generous curry powder and cumin, salt and pepper, stir to combine. Add salmon back to pan skin side down and put in oven at a 350 oven to finish. It’ll be quick and bubbly, crispy browned salmon, creamy, completely satisfying.

To finish and serve, I added a kale, chickpeas and cauliflower to the pan in and around the salmon.

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I’ve been making a lot of bread lately. It feels comforting and so satisfying to see the end result. This little last minute dish was born from the leftover knobs of stale crusty bread, a handful of cheddar cheese and the end of a container of sour cream. It’s warm and cheesy and a little decadent. The possibilities are endless as to what you can put in here. Use whatever bits you have, sausage, feta, swiss, goat cheese, cooked mushrooms, arugula, kale..

In a bowl combine the ripped up hunks of bread and enough milk to just submerge the bread. Soak until absorbed and tender. If some of the crust is too tough, discard.

In a separate bowl, mix together 2 or 3 eggs, a handful of shredded cheddar cheese, 3 dollops of sour cream (or greek yogurt), 2 generous pinches of salt and pepper, 1 crushed garlic, the leaves of a few thyme sprigs and minced rosemary. Remember to season generously as the bread/eggs really need the flavoring.

Lift the bread into the egg mixture and combine. I reserved a bit of cheese randomly for the top. Pour into a lightly greased cast iron pan and bake at 350 till golden crispy edges appear and all is firm. Another crack of pepper and salt, a good drizzle of green olive oil, a pinch of smokey paprika. I wanted a little smoked salmon or crispy prosciutto on top, maybe next time.. Were making the most of whet we have these days. It’s like a game everyday trying to save/create something with odds and ends in a creative way. We ate it fast, one tiny wedge at a time, standing up in the kitchen, dripping with cheese… ha

Stay well all.

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