101 in 1001, food

Un-Casserole

I’ve been cooking salmon in different ways lately because it makes a filling and delicious dinner. It also makes me feel a lot better. I used to be able to eat burgers galore, but now red meat makes me feel sluggish and sick, so I’m trying to do more with chicken and fish. Salmon has so many benefits and tastes the least fishy so it’s my usual choice.

I’ve been craving vegetables lately, but I hesitate to buy too much from the produce section. No matter how good my intentions are on grocery day, it seems like I always have food to use at the last minute, or toss because it’s already gone bad.

So these green beans were a frozen steamer pack, but they still hit the spot. I kept some plain as a side dish, but cut up the rest for my un-casserole.

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I cooked the salmon in a skillet first, with some Cajun spices – my favorite way to flavor it. Then I cut it up and put it aside. I mixed a packet of Parmesan noodles to boil while the green beans steamed. When the noodles were tender, I added the cut green beans and salmon. The sauce didn’t firm up enough with the extras added in, so I put some extra grated Parmesan cheese in to thicken it.

It might not be a gourmet recipe, but it was delicious and filling, satisfied my vegetable craving, AND got some things out of my freezer and cabinet!

2 thoughts on “Un-Casserole”

  1. No hamburgers? Say it ain’t so! Actually I know how you feel, I started getting healthy a couple of years ago and really cut out a lot of processed meats. Especially dark fatty meats. I still do wieners now and then, but not every day. I normally have Ballpark smoked turkey franks, only 45 cals each and every tasty boiled, but not as good grilled. Lost 95 lbs and have kept if off for over two years.

    I have never developed a taste for salmon but I love cajun spiced anything.

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    1. I haven’t lost weight like you have but I’m definitely eating healthier and enjoying it. I have burgers once a month, maybe? Too much red meat makes me sick now so I try to do turkey. I’ll have to try those turkey franks.

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