Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Salmon Fettuccine Alfredo

4 Salmon Fillets, (4 oz ea)
1/4 tsp Black pepper, coursely ground, divided
1 Lemon - fresh
4 oz fettuccine, uncooked
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 tbsp margarine, reduced fat
1 tbsp Flour (all-purpose)
1/8 tsp Salt
1 cup Milk, fat-free
4 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, divided

1. Place salmon, skin side down, on a broiler rack coated with Pam. Sprinkle 1/8 tsp pepper. Squeeze juice from lemon over salmon. Broil 4-6 in from the heat for 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Meanwhile, cook fettuccine according to package directions.
2. In a sma ll saucepan, cook garlic in margarine until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and remaining pepper. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. stir in 3 TBSP cheese.
3. Drain fettuccine; toss with sauce. Serve with salmon. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
YIELD: 4 servings 

Winnie asked for this recipe for her 16th birthday. I am not sure where I found it. You can also use Tone's Salmon and Seafood Seasoning on the salmon instead of the black pepper. Also for quick cleanup, you can cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil when you cook the salmon.



Homemade Chicken Fajitas Pizza (or Good Basic Pizza Crust for Bread Machines)

First the crust: 
(I made my dough in the bread machine. This recipe was given to me from Annie's Granny who adapted it from the CDKitchen for Pizza Dough-Bread Machine).

1 cup plus 2 tablespoon of water (110 degrees)
1 teaspoon sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons of active dry yeast (I use yeast for bread machines)

Put yeast in the bottom of the bread pan, and add the warm (110F) water to it.  Add the sugar. Let this yeast mixture set for about ten minutes, or until it begins to bubble up.

Add the remaining ingredients.

2 tablespoons oil
3 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt

Use the DOUGH CYCLE for your machine. My machine takes 1-1/2 hours but it is so worth the wait.

This recipes make two 12-inch regular pizza crusts or one 16-inch deep dish crust. (I make the 16-inch crust.)

Next - Pizza toppings: 

Chicken fajitas
Monterrey Jack cheese - 2 cups, grated

Just before dough cycle is complete. Use Crisco to grease the pizza pan. When dough cycle is complete, with greased hands spread the pizza dough out in the pan. Then add chicken and finally cheese.

Bake in 400 degree oven for 18-20 minutes.


Finally - Garnish: 

sour cream

Garnish as desired.

You can easily change this recipe to make the pizza of your choice. I have used pizza sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese. I look forward to creating veggie pizza when I start to harvest from my garden this summer.