Monday, May 3, 2010

3rd Meal MAYhem

I worked on my new header today. Tomorrow I may work on a "button" for the Meal MAYhem stuff...

Tonight's Dinner Salmon Tetrazzini

8 ounces spaghetti or thin spaghetti, uncooked
1 can (14.75 oz.) or 2 cans (7.5 oz. each) traditional pack Alaska salmon OR 2 cans or pouches (6 to 7.1 oz. each) skinless, boneless salmon
1 Tablespoon margarine or butter
1 package (8 oz.) sliced mushrooms or 2 cans (4 oz. each) sliced mushrooms, drained
2 cloves garlic, minced or 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
2 Tablespoons dry sherry (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 Tablespoons flour
2/3 cup canned evaporated skim milk OR milk
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions or chives
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, drain salmon, reserving liquid. Break salmon into chunks; set aside. Melt margarine in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sherry, if desired, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add milk and reserved salmon liquid; simmer 5 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. Stir in salmon and green onions; heat through. Drain spaghetti; arrange on four serving plates. Top with salmon mixture and cheese.

I got involved in dinner (and talking to Stefan) and only got a few photos off...
Everything assembled

Sauce pre salmon and chives

 After salmon and chives

Finished plate

I'll be honest: This wasn't a favorite. I used to love Tuna Tetrazzini as a kid (the Hamburger Helper box kind!) but since being with Stefan my tastebuds have changed...I prefer spice! This had flavor, but no heat. That's what bothered me I think. So, I don't give it gold stars and I probably won't make it again.

To my dairy free and kosher readers: I bet you could use margarine and rice milk (don't use soy's sweet and would throw it off big time) and make this work. It was a quick meal. I think it took about 20mins total? Basically, as long as it takes to boil water and cook pasta!


  1. Actually Kas, since there is no meat in this dish, you can go ahead and use the milk and cheese :)

  2. But there's salmon...does fish not count as "meat"?

  3. nope fish is pareve (not meat nor dairy)

  4. I did not know that. I know that vegetarians don't eat fish so I think that's where I got the "it's meat" thought.

  5. some vegetarians do eat fish though. But yeah it is not considered meat, at least for kosher purposes.



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