Saucy Salmon

Good morning… I’ve got a busy day ahead of me which is why I’m blogging at 8:45am! Last night I couldn’t fall asleep and of course I got hungry so I made a little midnight snackwhich I like to call “fake out nachos”… Take 2 corn tortillas and put them in the toaster oven until they crisp up, I like mine REAL crispy so they resemble a tortilla chip. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of reduced-fat Mexican style cheese over tortillas and melt in the micro for about 20 seconds. Top with salsa and enjoy!

Fake-Out Nachos = 200 calorie midnight snack

Saucy Salmon

I can’t take the credit for this dish… I got this idea from Jessica’s Blog. Per usual, I put my own twist on this awesome recipe. Thanks J!

Since I’m currently unemployed, I decided to spoil the crap out of myself and make a gourmet meal of pecan crusted salmon with smashed sweet potatoes. 

The Salmon:
I took some whole pecans and toasted them for about 10 minutes in a dry pan I put the pecans in a food processor until they were finely chopped with a pinch of ground cinnamon.

Instead of using an egg wash, I brushed the salmon with this sweet and sticky BBQ sauce (you can get this at whole foods). My friend Siera and her fiance LOVE this sauce and pretty much eat it plain with a spoon.

Coated the salmon with the ground pecan cinnamon mixture  Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes until the fish flakes with a fork

The Sweet Potatoes:  

Take 1-2 sweet potatoes (depending on size), peel and cut into 1 inch piecesCook in boiling salted water for about 20 minutes or until fork tender Mash em’ baby! I used 1 1/2 packets of truvia, 2 tbsp of butter (the real deal), and cinnamon

My gourmet meal: I tried to plate it like they do on the Food Network but I just can’t do it like the pros, but I’m working on it :-) Mmmmm!!!!!!

Who’s this little munchkin?!? It’s me when I was 4 years old dressed as a bride for Halloween!

Have a great day!

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