Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Guest Speaker - Romantic Dinner For Two

I am happy to present a guest speaker today, my M.I.L.A.C. (Mother-In-Law, Amazing Cook) 

 We are constantly sharing recipes and she has taught, both my husband and I, a great deal when it comes to cooking.  She has shown us many tips on how to create dishes ranging from exquisite & fancy to simple & elegant.  

She has put together a great piece and I know you will enjoy it.  



My D.I.L.E. (Daughter-in-Law Extraordinaire) has asked me to be a guest on her blog. You can Eat Well and Play Well with this menu!

My contribution is a Romantic Dinner for Two. It meets three prerequisites:
1. Nutritious 2. Simple 3. Beautiful.

Here is the menu: Frosted Roasted Salmon, Rice Pilaf with Sherried Mushrooms, Steamed Broccoli, and Sliced Tomato. The whole thing takes about 30 minutes or less. And it is Nutritious, Simple and Beautiful!

1. Frosted Roasted Salmon

  • Simply take two thick salmon fillets and place them on a pan sprayed with olive oil.

  • Frost them with a mixture of ½ cup of crème fresh or Daisy Low Fat Sour Cream mixed with 2 teaspoons of Maille Whole Grain Mustard, 1 tablespoon of Maille Dijon Mustard, and 3/4 teaspoon of Reeses Green Peppercorns. 



  • Frost them like a cake so that all sides are covered and sealed.

  • Bake in a 425-degree oven for about 15 minutes.
2. Rice Pilaf with Sherried Mushrooms

  • Take one can of mushrooms that have been drained and rinsed and pour about 1/3 cup of sherry over them. Place them in the microwave and cook them (covered) for about 3-5 minutes. A slight glaze will form.

  • Toss the mushrooms with about three cups of steamed white rice.     

 3. Steamed Broccoli

  • Rinse and separate a head of broccoli and place in microwavable bowl. Microwave for about 3 -5 minutes just until tender.

4. Tomatoes

  • Slice one or two Roma tomatoes into ¼ inch slices.

Assemble and eat.


I place the salmon on a small bed of spring greens for color, texture, and beauty!

This is fast. I usually have precooked rice in my freezer, ready to be warmed in the microwave. Trader Joe’s also has great frozen rices, which can be heated in

Crème Fresh is easy to make. Just take two cups of heavy cream and mix with one cup of sour cream (I use Daisy Low Fat Sour Cream). Mix well and put in a glass jar. Place on your kitchen counter and place a lid very loosely over the top. Let sit for 24 hours. Stir and refrigerate until ready to use. It will last a couple of weeks in the refrigerator. Delicious.

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