ahhh , I'm backkk - I'm really gonna try my very hardest to post waaay more than I have .. I do have a few outfit posts coming along with a give away so stay tuned !
but, as I stated on my very first blog, I loove love love to cook -- honestly, more than I love to eat (shocking right? ..MUST be alot lolol) soo, here goes my first RECIPE POST !! before I begin, I really don't use measuring cups or anything, so if you need exact measurements, I can try to factor that up for you, I surrre hope lol just leave a comment and I will get back atchaa ;]
I was watching my girlllll, Paula Deen on the Food Network one day and she had a guest chef on the show who was making "Deviled Tomatoes" ..it was pretty much just stuffed tomatoes with peppers and onions inside.. EEHHHH, you know I had to remix that cz that is BORINGGGG lol I really wanted to make em but more filling that it could be the main course..or even the only course. sooo since I LOVE salmon, I decided to try a creamed spinach with Salmon inside the tomato. I'll call these "SalmataS"
soooo here goes nothing .. .
soooo here goes nothing .. .
PLEASE NOTE : THIS RECIPE CAN BE MADE YOUR WAY .. THIS IS JUST WHAT I HAD/USED ..STUFF THE TOMATOES WITH WHATEVER YOU'D LIKE AND TELL ME ALLL ABOUT IT - I'D LOOOVE TO HEAR ABOUT EM !!
What you need:
Salmon, 2 slices of bacon, spinach (whole or chopped), 4 large tomatoes, 4 teaspoons margerine, whipped cream cheese, 2 scallions, colby jack cheese, jalapeno, old bay, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, horseradish, bread crumbs, and a little ricotta cheese.
First, PREPARE THE FISHY.
Season your fish. I seasoned mine with Old Bay, Garlic and Onion Powder, and Pepper. I also put margerine in the baking dish, for flavor and so it wont stick. (I recommend your spray the pan too for easy cleaning). Bake for liiiiike a half hour on like 350 degrees. No fish really takes that long to bake so just watch it.
This is when I took it out the oven and seperated it with my fork to make sure it was done.
While the Salmon is baking, you can cook up the swine. haaa !! Bacon makes its own grease, so just place the bacon in a frying pan and cook the bacon all the way through. This will just be the topping so if you want, you can just use bacon bits to make it a little easier. After the bacon is complete, cut it into small bits and set aside.
Next: SAUTE THE SPINACH!
Spinach is a little bitter to me so I normally make it and season it with a fresh garlic clove and a tad tad taddd bit a sugar. Again, optional, however you like your veggies is how you should do it.
Next: GET THE FLESH OUTTA HERRREE !! lol
This part was kinda fun ; scooping the tomato flesh out of the tomatoes. Start by cutting the tomatoes horizontal in the center. Then, take a spoon and scoop the tomato guts out loll. You can keep them if you'd like to mix with your spinach mixture (I only kept about a tablespoon and trashed the rest). Once that is complete, sprinkle the tomato shells with seasonings. I used garlic and onion powder and pepper again. If you want, add a salt but it's not needed because of the flavor that the inside mixure will have.
Let seee .. what's next ??
Next: STIP UP THE GIFTSSS !!
ahahaa, I am so tired doing this so these titles to these steps are coming from deliriousness lol
In a large bowl, grate half of a block of the Colby Cheese (you can use cheddar or even pepper jack for a little kick;) ..Put the cheese in the bowl, along with about 2 tablespoons of the whipped cream cheese, a tablespoon of ricotta cheese, 2 chopped scallions, half of a jalapeno (if you like it hot, use the entire thing), a tablespoon of horseradish, and about a tablespoon of breadcrumbs. Mix all that junk together then add the spinach. Break up the Salmon, then add it. You can use a little or all of the margerine and seasoning juices from when you baked the fish. That's where alot of flavor is. Taste the mixture. yummyyy !!
Next: FILL 'ER UPPP.
Fill each tomato half with the mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and then top with the bacon bits and a scallion (optional).
I used a cupcake baking pan. lol Put in the oven for about a half hour on 350 degrees. The cheese should be fully melted and the tomatoes should be soft for an easy bite. Then .. the best part ..
I pray this was helpful. I made these a few days ago so I hope I didn't miss anything. I doubt if I did though. But if you make these, let me know how they came out!! I'd love to hear some remixed stories !!
Love you allllll !
Stay tuned for my give awaaaaay coming superrr soon =]