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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Marinated salmon and cole slaw

Wednesday night dinner was a family favorite. Salmon filets seasoned in a simple marinade with almost homemade coleslaw. I find it really funny that my 2-year-old likes this meal so much as I don't think of salmon or cabbage as toddler-friendly. But it's as successful as packaged macaroni and cheese.

The salmon was frozen packs from Whole Foods. I often find that frozen salmon is a little too gamey for my taste, but these were fantastic--firm texture and not an overpowering taste. The cole slaw is the bagged Dole shredded cabbage and carrot mixture. A bit of a cheat, but still fresh and tasty.

Marinated Salmon

4 salmon filets, about 3 oz. each
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon crushed garlic
1 tablespoon jarred minced garlic (I like Ginger People brand)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine
cooking spray

Marinade the salmon for at least an hour. Once marinated, transfer to a baking dish that's been sprayed with cooking spray. Cook at 375 for approximately 15 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through.

Cole Slaw

1 bag of prepared cole slaw mix
1/2 cup Light Miracle Whip
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
celery seed

Mix all ingredients in a large serving bowl. Put as much celery seed as desired...if desired at all. Lots of people don't like the strong flavor of celery. Chill for 30 minutes if you have the time; otherwise, it can be brought to the table straight-away. Just remember to refrigerate leftovers.

The verdict? Five stars and two thumbs up. But maybe my family is just weird.

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