Soy Grilled Salmon

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No matter where we’ve lived, be it Southern California or Kansas, we’ve made it a habit to grill year round. Now, granted, there were days in Kansas City when it just wasn’t pleasant to do so, but we didn’t let cold or rain get in our way. We still don’t.

We’ve had on again, off again weather here in San Diego. It will be 80 degrees one day and rainy and cold on another day. But, we’re still grilling.

This past weekend it was soy grilled fish. I took frozen salmon and tuna, thawed it. And then, I seasoned it simply with a drizzle of soy sauce and a few grinds of black pepper. At that point hubs took over as Grill Master.

While the fish cooked, I worked on the side dishes: a simple green salad and a potato casserole. Both are recent favorites of ours.

Romaine lettuce is hard to come by in these parts, so I’ve been buying the organic spring mix from Costco. Toss with some vinegar and oil. Season with a sprinkling of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Then top with onion, citrus, and a tangy cheese like feta or gorgonzola. (If you’re a recipe kinda person, stay tuned, I’ll be sharing specifics of this fantastic salad later this week.)

The potato casserole is an experiment using homemade cream of celery soup. I have made it twice now and there are no leftovers. None. And there are only four of us who like potato casserole, so you can imagine how very much we’re eating. Truth be told, it’s the two older males in the household who stand over by the stove and eat it by the shovelful when my back is turned.

This was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. The flavors just hummed together. I was sad to see the empty plates and serving dishes.

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  1. I just linked up some Bean and Spinach bake … I can’t wait to see what other treats get linked up!

  2. Thank you for hosting! This week I shared Pizza Twists. I found this on King Arthur’s website and tweaked it a bit. I served this alongside cheese soup. It was a great dinner for a cold winter day.

  3. Good Morning!
    I added my Chicken Cutlets with Prosciutto. Thanks for hosting!

  4. Looks delish and potatoes are always a hit in this house too! I wish we could grill year round…a grill pan just ins’t the same.

    Thanks for hosting and Happy Wednesday!

  5. This looks so good, easy and healthy. Going on the menu for weekend, if I can have potato recipe. Please, pretty please with sugar on top!!!!!!

  6. That looks delicious. Thanks for hosting! I added my Dirty Jerz 🙂

  7. We grill year round as well! Although this winter, we took a month or two break. Being in Central Illinois, it gets rather frigid in Jan/Feb. On March 1st I insisted we bring the grill back out though 🙂 We had pork loin with an applewood rub, and grilled veggies. I just chopped onions, red/orange peppers, and zucchini and drizzled w/ olive oil. Then just a bit of sea salt and black pepper, and onto the grill they went. YUM.

  8. Thank you for hosting!! I brought my Swedish Potato Salad 🙂 Greetings from Germany!

  9. Hi Jess! There really is so much you can do frugally to make lovely meals! Your simple salmon looks so dressed up with the citrus salad. What a perfect complement! I am linking up a recipe that came out of a craving I had for both Italian and Mexican food! This mexitalian pasta bake is delicious and frugal because you stretch your ground meat with refried beans and cheese. All the best, alex

  10. I love to do that with the spring mix as well! I love spring mix or romaine, but spring mix wins as the favorite! Do you have a recipe for the potato casserole? I have a bunch of potatoes to use up!

  11. Last night’s dinner was crock pot chicken noodle soup with green salads and leftover challah..I don’t have a blog to link up to but I do have a recipe:

    Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

    1 whole 3-4lb chicken, innards removed, rinsed and patted dry
    2 large carrots, roughly chopped (alt. large dice and leave in soup)
    2 celery stalks, roughly chopped (alt. large dice and leave in soup)
    1 yellow or white onion, roughly chopped
    1 bay leaf
    3 cloves of garlic peeled and popped (smooshed with the side of a knife)
    Poultry mix of herbs (parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme), fine dice
    1C cooked egg noodles or rotini

    Shove herb mix under the skin of the breast of the chicken

    Put veggies in crock pot, put chicken on top, fill with water

    Set and forget it on low for 10 hours.

    Remove chicken, seperate meat

    Strain broth from veggies (reserving broth) or if you nicely diced everything simply remove chicken, garlic cloves and bay leaf.

    Return broth to crock, add meat and noodles, heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley just before serving.

  12. Ok I am dying to know what your potato casserole is! We love potato casseroles here and are always looking for variations.

  13. We discovered how good gnocchi was at a local restaurant a few weeks ago. I linked our recipe here.

    I love this website, I get so many great ideas for dinner. Thanks!!

  14. What a beatiful plate. Homemade cream of celery soup? That I’m bookmarking to try. Love that salad too.


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