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Sometimes you feel the blandness of one more chicken meal may finally kill you, and you need to serve something sumptuous and fulfilling, like Alaskan smoked salmon! There’s nothing that can cure meal blues like a rich and flavorful piece of smoked salmon. But, you may say, smoked salmon isn’t a meal by itself (unless you’re a true Alaskan). What else can I do with it? There is much you can do to make a special and memorable meal with Alaskan smoked salmon. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Alaskan Smoked Salmon Caesar
The Caesar salad is a classic, served in virtually every restaurant in North America. SO you may be thinking, why would I want to do that over again? Because using Alaskan smoked salmon as part of the salad turns it from a side dish into a truly satisfying meal. To make the very best Caesar salad use fresh baby romaine lettuce leaves along with freshly grated parmesan. Add croutons and use homemade or bottled dressing. Finally, add the crown jewel of the salad, the Alaskan smoked salmon. Toss gently so as not to break up the flaky smoked salmon. Caesar salad goes well with soups, such as tomato basil or butternut squash.
Alaskan Smoked Salmon Quesadillas
If you want a deviation from normal Mexican fare, try a quesadilla made with Alaskan smoked salmon! Gather up a small tub of goat cheese, one package 8-inch tortillas, 4 oz Alaskan smoked salmon, 2 tablespoons dill, 1 tablespoon horseradish, and 2 tablespoons sour cream. Mix the dill, sour cream, horseradish, and goat cheese in a small bowl. Spread two big spoonfuls on a tortilla, and place thinly sliced salmon evenly over cheese mixture. Top with another tortilla. In a small pan greased with butter fry each side of the quesadillas about one minute, or until brown spots appear. Cut into wedges and serve with sour cream for dipping sauce. This delicious treat can even be found at the Alaska State Fair. Be looking for them.
Alaskan Smoked Salmon Pasta
One of the easiest ways to incorporate Alaskan smoked salmon into your dinner menu is to combine it with pasta. From bow tie to angel hair, smoked salmon can be used in so many pasta dishes in an infinite variety of sauces. Personally, I think smoked salmon goes best with a light pesto or butter and garlic sauce; these allow the smoked salmon flavor to shine through. Alfredo sauce is also acceptable, though it mutes the flavor of the smoked salmon a bit. Try to steer clear of marinara sauce, which will overpower the delicate smoked salmon flavor.
Alaskan Smoked Salmon Chowder
Instead of using clams in chowder, why not consider using Alaskan smoked salmon? The rich flavor provided by Alaskan smoked salmon makes for a hearty chowder that is rich and flavorful. Start by frying a few chopped up pieces of bacon in your pot. Leave the grease in the pot and melt 1/4 cup butter. Sauté a mixture of onions, celery, red potatoes, garlic, thyme, and dill in the mixture. When onions are soft add 1/2 cup of flour and mix thoroughly. Then add 5 cups of fish or vegetable stock and 3 cups half-and-half. For flavor, add 1/4 cup dry white wine. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, simmering for about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. This chowder goes great with a thick slab of fresh sourdough bread which can be dipped into the soup for an extra tasty treat.
Whether it’s a special occasion or just dinner with the family, Alaskan smoked salmon can make the meal unforgettable. So ditch that chicken, and prepare a memorable dinner your family will thank you for.
Shane Bryan, a long-time resident of Alaska, shares his love of Alaska with you at http://AlaskaSpirit.com
. Also don’t forget to check out his store where you can get Alaskan smoked salmon and other Alaskan gifts shipped directly from Alaska. http://AlaskaSpirit.com/store/
Follow The Right Diet Plan For Your Body
Anyone can lose weight if they are committed to doing so, but it's made so much easier if you are aware of effective strategies on losing weight safely and for the long-term. There are many ways to lose weight, but it's important to do so in a way that is easy for you to stick with. Here are some canny tips that we are sure will be invaluable to you.
Drinking water is essential to losing weight and becoming healthy, but it's hard to drink enough each day. Carry a water bottle, either disposable or refillable, with you every where you go and you can take a sip of water whenever you feel thirsty or feel the first pangs of hunger.
You can consume less calories, and lose more weight, if you take the time to cut up your food. Portion control is difficult for most people, so take a food that contains a large amount of calories (like chocolate) and cut it into smaller portions. You can still eat what you like, but by only consuming a small amount of the food, you will not gain as much weight.
If you're having trouble losing weight, try using some fitness DVDs to give you a structured weight loss routine. Jillian Michaels has some great, proven DVDs that with a little work each day, can have you achieving your dream body in only a few weeks. If you can't afford a fitness DVD try following some fitness videos on YouTube.
Make sure you are getting some exercise while you are on your diet plan. Exercise in any form is great for helping you to lose those excess pounds. You don't have to have a gym membership to workout either. You can run, do sit ups and push ups and that will help you in your weight loss efforts. Walking is also another great way to help you lose weight. Try and stay active, get your body in motion to lose the weight.
Work out for weight loss by not working out. A lot of people freeze and give up when they realize that for true sustained weight loss you need to start exercising. Trick your brain into going along with your exercise by not calling it that. Stay away from the gym and get your "work out" in by washing your car, riding a bike, going on a hike, or any of a million other activities that are exercise without being "exercise".
Stay away from foods that you have trouble stopping at one serving. If you cannot stop eating chips then you should not buy a bag and try to eat one serving. Most likely you will give into temptation. Buy something else that is crunchy but is lower in fat and calories.
Dining out presents a challenge for people trying to lose weight. Even with more healthy options available, restaurant portion sizes are still far too large. One incredibly simple way to control what you're eating is to order your dinner, and ask the server to box half of it up when they bring it to the table. You'll be eating half as much food right off the bat, and can bring home the rest for another meal.
Red pepper flakes are wonderful to use when trying to lose weight. If you eat them early on in the day, it will actually help you to lower the amount of food you eat. You can put some on eggs for breakfast, or use them anyway you would like to.
If you are a potato chip lover like so many of us are, these can really hurt your diet. Try baking some apples instead. The baked apples will give you that crunch that a potato chip will, but offer you the nutrition of eating an apple. Finding healthy alternatives to your favorite foods will boost your weight loss.
There is some very useful advice there, and some of it may even be new to you. What's important however, is to give it time. None of these tips will give you quick results, nor should you want them to. Putting the weight on took a long time, and losing it over a long period is a safer, and more realistic way to go about it. When you don't see results it can be difficult to keep going on the weight loss journey, but if you have committed yourself to accomplishing your weight loss goal, you are unstoppable.