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Easy for you! Seafood: Salmon

Created by: Elisabeth McKnight, Bella the Blog

Salmon is my all-time favorite food. My to-do list whenever we go and visit Ben's parents in California involves two things: salmon and beach (in that order).

But at home, when I try and cook it, I have failed pretty miserably. Remember this post from last year and our little friendsgiving? Well the seasoning on the salmon was good but the fish itself was dried out and dreadful.

 

So, when I found out Kroger has a new Easy for you! Seafood option in store, I was excited to give it a try (it HAS to be better than my attempts, right?). Right at the seafood counter they seasoned my filets at no extra cost. I opted for the Captain’s Pick (their recommendation) with the Atlantic salmon, which included a bourbon glaze with butter and a lemon garnish. The fish was put in a special foil bag with cooking directions. All I had to do when I got home was poke a hole in the bag, follow the directions, and enjoy the salmon. It was the best thing I've made in a long time, and we've already had it for a second meal because I'm all about easy and delicious these days.

To go along with the salmon I worked on a new side dish, whipped cauliflower, and it was a hit! I boiled the cauliflower and then added it to the blender with some butter, Parmesan cheese and a bit of milk for a mashed-potato-like dish that counts as a vegetable. Just add a bit of parsley for garnish and it’s the perfect addition to a light seafood dinner.

If you live near a Kroger, let me know if you try out the Easy for you! Seafood and which seasonings you like the best!

Whipped Parmesan Cauliflower
A healthy alternative to mashed potatoes, this whipped cauliflower is light, delicious and a perfect complement to seafood. It's hard to remember that you're actually eating a vegetable.

EasySeafoodSideDishRecipeSalmon3

10 minutes | Prep time: 10 minutes | Serves: 3
Ingredients:
  • 1 full head cauliflower
  • 2 heaping Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • Parsley, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
EasySeafoodSideDishRecipeSalmon2
Directions:
  1. Boil the cauliflower on the stovetop for 10 minutes or until it's soft. Remove the cauliflower from the water and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Puree the cauliflower, milk, butter and cheese in a food processor. Serve warm with a parsley garnish.
    EasySeafoodSideDishRecipeSalmon6

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