Sunday, August 24, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

My Mom just left this weekend. We had a wonderful time while she was here. Last week we celebrated our 2nd anniversary. We all got dressed up and went to Anthony's restaurant for a 4-course meal. It's a beautiful restaurant, right by the bay. I had shrimp cocktail, clam chowder, salmon cakes and chocolate mousse. We also went to Olive Garden and had their shrimp risotto. Omgosh, it is sooo good! So.... this week I'm going to try my own version of salmon cakes and I can't believe it- Olive Garden posted their receipe for the shrimp risotto, so I'm making that as well. We are going camping Friday (two weekends in a row) so I will only post until Thursday. If I make anything interesting on our camping trip I'll be sure to post it.

Sunday we had 40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken. Once again it was super! I love Ina Garten's recipes. Well, I hope everyone has a great week!

For more receipes and meal ideas please visit our host Laura at

Salmon Cakes*

Cobb Salad

Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto



*Salmon Cakes


1/2 red pepper, grated
1/2 cup red onion, grated
1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
juice & zest of 1 lemon
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg, beaten
1 cup dry seasoned bread crumbs
2 (6 ounce) cans boneless salmon filet
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
A few dashes tabasco sauce


In a small mixing bowl, combine red pepper, green onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, seasoned salt and cayenne pepper. Adjust seasoning to taste. Stir in egg, well-drained salmon and 4 T of the bread crumbs. Divide and form mixture into 6 to 8 balls. Roll salmon balls in remaining bread crumbs and flatten into cakes. Fry salmon cakes in olive oil and melted butter in skillet over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve with rice and green salad.


Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing :)

My Menu Plan

Kristi said...

Yum! Your rissoto (sp?) sounds so good. Blessings to you!

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

Sounds good, I am going to have to try to make the salmon cakes. We are going to try to eat more fish. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kristen said...

Thanks for sharing those recipes. They both sound delicious. Added to bookmarks :)

Kristi said...

Thanks for stopping by. I lived in Kansas until the middle of my 8th grade year. We moved to Arlington, TX and there I stayed until I went to Baylor where I met my husband.

Kim said...

Anthonys and Olive Garden?! It doesn't get much better than that! I am just south of you a couple of hours in Kent---and I happen to have a son in college in Bellingham, and a daughter who is a graduate from good ole WWU! We love visiting our kids because we love the Bellingham area. Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great time camping.

Michelle said...

I love 40 clove garlic chicken .thanks for your sweet blog comments ;)

Renee said...

Great menu plan! Thanks for the recipes. Have a great week.


Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm working on a Menu Plan this week!

Didn't get any of your e-mails :(

Off to take a long look around your blog to do some catching up! Are you on Facebook, Nic?