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Daily Archives: 06/01/2016

Asparagus, a new favorite veggie

What are your least favorite vegetables? Lol, I will certainly tell you what my least favorites are; celery, tomatoes, and asparagus. Yes, I know you think I’m incredibly crazy for not liking asparagus. Lol, I actually can’t agree with you more on that one because I think I’m insane too. Haha! 😀

However, thankfully with the help of this cheesy baked asparagus recipe, it came to my rescue lol. It’s incredibly tasty and after my first time of trying it, I am happy to say that I am already hooked. 🙂

Cheesy Baked Asparagus

Ingredients

1 bunch asparagus

3 Tbsp. Butter

1 Tbsp. Grated parmesan cheese

3/4 C. shredded mozzarella cheese

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp. house seasoning

For those of you who cannot find house seasoning at your local grocery store, I include a method for house seasoning:

(1/4 cup each garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and Salt. (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400F.

1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Rinse asparagus and pat dry. Next, cut the woody part off the asparagus.

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2. Place the veggie on the baking sheet. In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter. Next, combine the house seasoning and parmesan cheese and mix well. Drizzle mixture on top of the vegetable.

3. Sprinkle a little bit of parmesan and place the veggie in your oven for 15 minutes. Remove and top with the mozzarella cheese and a little bit of Italian seasoning over the top. Return to the oven for additional 5-7 minutes. Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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Recipe adapted from Just a Pinch

 

 

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Garlic Herb Roasted Salmon

I know that this might sound nuts but I find cooking two recipes all at once quite entertaining. Therefore, last night I successfully cooked two recipes for the third time. For me cooking them went pretty smooth and very easy. How was it so simple, you might ask??? Well, for one I made sure I took out all of the ingredients I needed for the dishes. Two, they had to be cooked in the oven at the same temperature of 400 degrees and last but not least the cooking times are pretty close to each other.

The side dish was: Cheesy Baked Asparagus 

And to go with it was this delicious Garlic Herb Roasted Salmon – Let me just tell you all it’s the best-roasted salmon recipe ever! Made with butter, garlic, herb, lemon, and dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes.

Garlic Herb Roasted Salmon

Ingredients:

12 oz salmon fillet, cut into pieces
2 Tbsp. Melted butter unsalted
Three cloves garlic, finely minced
1 Tbsp. Chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper optional
2 tsp. Lemon juice
1/8 tsp Black pepper
Lemon wedges

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil and or parchment paper. Spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Rinse and pat dry salmon. Set both aside.

1. Next, in a small bowl mix together the melted butter, garlic, parsley, salt, cayenne pepper (if using), lemon juice and black pepper.

2. Place the salmon on the previously prepared baking sheet. Spoon the garlic herb mixture onto the salmon, coat well on the top and sides of the salmon and place the lemon wedges around the fish. Bake for twelve minutes. Serve immediately.

 

Recipe adapted from Rasa Malaysia

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