Monday, February 21, 2011

Salmon with Horseradish Topping

south beach bks0211 (3)A couple of weeks ago, Grenville and I resolved to stop the problem of our shrinking attire and returned to eating foods recommended on the South Beach Diet®. We already had the assorted recipe books from previous melt-downs.

Of course, we could have just stopped putting clothes in the dryer as Grammie G had suggested, and even though of putting ourselves on spin dry.

Results to date – 18 pounds down (combined) with Grenville being the winner, so far.  And, Grenville announced that he’s nearly ready to pull out his Speedos – a frightening thought that won’t be shown in this blog, nor will my bikini.

We’re been eating seafood, chicken, beef – all allowed, but no grains, starches, or fruit (at least for the first 2 weeks). Here’s a favorite recipe using 2 things we enjoy: salmon and horseradish – delicious when combined.

Salmon with Horseradish Sauce

  • 2 salmon pieces (about 10 oz.)salmon horseradish sauce0211 (1)
  • ¼ C dry white wine
  • 2 TBSP chopped onion
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 C water
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh mint (use dill or parsley as a substitute)
  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, combine white wine, water, onion, lemon juice, peppercorns. Cook over med-high heat until comes to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to med-low, add salmon, cover & simmer until salmon flakes easily when tested with fork (about 5-6 min.)
  3. While salmon cooks, prepare horseradish sauce. In small bowl combine sour cream, horseradish, flour, mint, white pepper. Stir to combine & set aside.
  4. Transfer salmon to serving platter and keep warm.
  5. Pour cooking liquid through sieve into bowl, discard solids.
  6. Return to skillet and cook over med-high heat until comes to a boil. Stir in horseradish sauce.
  7. Reduce heat and cook, stirring often, until mixture thickens. Pour over salmon & serve.

This is really simple to prepare and wonderful served with a side vegetable of fresh wilted spinach or steamed broccoli.

Bon Appétit

– From your shrinking (we hope) fellow bloggers –


Lois Evensen said...

Wow, that looks yummy.

But, one question: Have you ever BEEN to South Beach? There are plenty of people there who have no clue there is a diet just for them. ;)

martymom said...

With all the different ingredients, it doesn't look like diet food. How many calories in this dish? LYF, Martymom

Sandra said...

we have been shrinking since thanksgiving, we are eating 5 small meals a day, i am down 17 and bob is down 21, we both lost 10 pounds between TG and Christmas and now he drops a pound a week and mine is like a pound every other week. good luck

Kathiesbirds said...

Good luck with that and thanks for sparing us from the speedo/bikini shots! Thanks for your visit to my blog. I have answered your question about the camera there.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, it was very tasty and no we have never been to South Beach, FL.

Marty, not sure of the calorie count. The only "bad" ingredients could be the sour cream and flour, but such small amounts are used.

Sandra, good for you and Bob. Grenville's progress is faster than mine, but we're both keeping at it. Thanks for the encouragement.

Kathie, welcome to our blog. Yes we will definitely spare everyone those shots!

Daisy said...

Congratulations on sticking with it and losing weight. It's not an easy thing to do. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks, Daisy and it definitely is a hard task, but one worth sticking to for the end results.

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