Tasty Tuesday: Pineapple Grilled Salmon

Thank you Patti Watson from Pampered Chef for today’s recipe…

USING PINEAPPLE PEEL AS GRILLING PLANKS IMPARTS A WONDERFUL FLAVOR TO THE SALMON AND KEEPS IT FROM STICKING TO THE GRILL.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1   pineapple
  • 4   salmon filets, 6 oz (175 g) each
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) Teriyaki Sauce with Honey
  • 1 cup (250 mL) rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups (500 mL) water
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt, divided
  • ½ cup (125 mL) grape tomatoes
  • 1   garlic clove, peeled
  • ½   jalapeño pepper, seeds removed
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) cilantro, loosely packed
  • ½   lime

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the Indoor Outdoor Portable Grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Slice the top and bottom off of the pineapple and peel and core it using the Pineapple Wedger.
  3. Place the salmon filets on top of each of the four pineapple peels and brush with the Teriyaki Sauce with Honey.
  4. Grill the salmon, covered, for 25–30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 120°F (50°C) for medium doneness.
  5. Meanwhile, add the rice, water, and ¼ tsp (1 mL) of the salt to the Rice Cooker Plus and cook in the microwave according to package directions.
  6. Cut half of the peeled and cored pineapple into 1″ (2.5 cm) pieces, reserving the other half for a later use. Working in 2 batches, coarsely chop the pineapple using the Manual Food Processor and place it in a medium mixing bowl.
  7. Chop the tomatoes, garlic, jalapeño, and cilantro using the Manual Food Processor and add the mixture to the pineapple. Juice the lime using the Citrus Press and add the liquid to the pineapple mixture.
  8. Combine the cooked rice and the pineapple mixture. When the salmon is finished cooking, serve it on the planks with the rice mixture.

Yield:    4  servings

Nutrients per serving:   Calories 650, Total Fat 14 g, Saturated fat 2.5 g, Cholesterol 135 mg, Sodium 700 mg, Carbohydrates 62 g, Fiber 3 g, Sugars 20 g, Protein 66 g

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Tasty Tuesday: Caribbean Chicken Rice Bowls

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 can (13.6 oz./403 mL) coconut milk (about 1½ cups/375 mL)
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) water
  • 12 oz. (350 g) uncooked Jasmine rice (about 2 cups/500 mL)
  • 1 lb. (450 g) chicken tenderloins
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Jamaican Jerk Rub
  • 1   red bell pepper
  • 1   lime
  • ½ can (7 oz./200 g) kidney beans (¾ cup/175 mL), rinsed and drained

Pineapple Salsa

  • 1   fresh pineapple or about 1½ cups (375 mL) diced canned pineapple
  • 3   green onions
  • ½ cup (125 mL) loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pour the coconut milk and water into a Small Batter Bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Pour the coconut milk mixture into the Multipot and add the rice. Bring to a simmer, uncovered, over medium-high heat.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Place in a medium bowl, add the rub, and mix to coat.
  4. When the rice is at a simmer, place the Silicone Collapsible Steamer & Strainer (collapsed one layer) over the pot. Transfer the chicken to the steamer, reduce the heat to medium, and cover with the lid. Let the chicken steam for 4–5 minutes.
  5. Cut off the top of the bell pepper, and remove the seeds and veins using the Scoop Loop®. Cut the pepper into quarters and slice with the Quick Slice.
  6. Remove the lid, push the chicken to one side of the steamer, and add the bell pepper to other side. Cover and steam for 4–5 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C).
  7. Use the Pineapple Wedger to peel, core, and halve the pineapple. Using a Chef’s Knife, coarsely chop half of the pineapple. Save the remaining pineapple for another use.
  8. Slice the green onions into large pieces. Place the green onion and cilantro into the Manual Food Processor and process until finely chopped. Remove the blade and add the pineapple and salt; stir to combine.
  9. Remove the steamer from the pot. Juice the lime into the rice with the Citrus Press.
  10. To serve, transfer the rice into serving bowls. Add chicken, bell pepper, beans, and salsa.

Yield:   6  servings

Nutrients per serving:  U.S. Nutrients per serving: Calories 430, Total Fat 10 g, Saturated Fat 9 g, Cholesterol 45 mg, Sodium 250 mg, Carbohydrate 61 g, Fiber 5 g, Sugars 6 g, Protein 25 g

Cook’s Tips:

  • Steaming is a quick and easy way to cook chicken, fish, and vegetables without oil or fat. Steam is as hot as boiling water, so it cooks food as quickly, but more gently.
  • Cooking the rice in coconut milk creates a creamy texture and a subtle coconut flavor, but you could use broth or water if you prefer.
  • This recipe is all about customization. Switch out the rub for a different flavor, or try a vegetable like zucchini or chickpeas instead of kidney beans.

Want more recipes to help you change up boring dinners?  Check out Patti’s website where there is over 250 chicken recipes to spice up your dinner menu.  If your wish  list is bigger than your wallet, host a party to earn free and discounted products.  Just like to shop, check out the monthly customer specials. 

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Tasty Tuesday: Cauliflower Rice Recipes

Get creative with your cauliflower rice! These comfort-food-inspired recipes will earn rave reviews…  Yumminess from Hungry Girl...

First up is: Sloppy Jane Stuffed Peppers.  Sloppy joes are yummy… but why let bread have all the fun? Enter peppers! Add cauliflower rice, and prepare to be wowed.

1/4th of recipe (1 stuffed pepper half): 278 calories, 5.5g total fat (2g sat fat), 423mg sodium, 28.5g carbs, 7g fiber, 18g sugars, 28.5g protein.  SmartPoints® value 4*.

Prep: 10 minutes     Cook: 30 minutes     MAKES 4 SERVINGS

Ingredients:

4 large red bell peppers (look for peppers that sit flat when stem ends are up)
2 1/2 cups roughly chopped cauliflower or 1 3/4 cups cauliflower rice
1 1/4 cups canned crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. molasses
1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper
1 lb. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)
1 cup chopped onion

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Carefully slice off and discard stem ends of bell peppers, about half an inch from the top. Remove and discard seeds. Place peppers cut-side up in a deep 8″ X 8″ baking pan. If they don’t sit flat, gently lean them against the pan sides.
  • Bake until soft, 25 – 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, if starting with roughly chopped cauliflower, pulse in a blender until reduced to rice-sized pieces, working in batches as needed.
  • In a medium bowl, combine crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, honey, red wine vinegar, molasses, and 1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper. Mix until uniform.
  • Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add beef, and sprinkle with remaining 1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper. Cook and crumble for 4 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add cauliflower rice and onion. Cook and stir until beef is fully cooked and veggies have softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low. Add tomato mixture, and cook and stir until hot, about 3 minutes.
  • Blot away excess moisture from bell peppers. Evenly distribute filling among the peppers.

BONUS recipe: Cheesy Broccoli Cauli’ Rice.  Why do broccoli and cheese pair so well together? We can’t explain the secrets of the universe, but we can give you a great recipe featuring the combo plus cauliflower rice.

1/4th of recipe (about 1 1/4 cups): 144 calories, 6g total fat (3g sat fat), 416mg sodium, 17g carbs, 5g fiber, 6g sugars, 8g protein.  SmartPoints® value 3*

Prep: 15 minutes     Cook: 15 minutes     MAKES 4 SERVINGS

Ingredients:

5 cups roughly chopped cauliflower or 4 cups cauliflower rice
1 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 tsp. chopped garlic
3 cups roughly chopped broccoli
1/3 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup light/reduced-fat cream cheese
1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper

Directions:

  • If starting with roughly chopped cauliflower, pulse in a blender until reduced to rice-sized pieces, working in batches as needed.
  • In an extra-large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir until onion has slightly softened and garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Stir in cauliflower rice, broccoli, and broth. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, uncovering occasionally to stir, or until veggies have softened and broth has evaporated.
  • Reduce heat to medium low. Add all remaining ingredients, and cook and stir until cheeses have melted and mixture is uniform, about 2 minutes.

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