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My Salmon Post

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baked-salmon.jpgcopyright, 2008, Maria Liberati

Salmon is a  ‘healthy for you to eat’ dish and even though this  weekend was made up of  turkey, turkey and more turkey..We  ‘squeezed’ in a salmon dinner on Sunday.

In my recipes for the Feast Your Eyes Campaign for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (A campaign I was selected as  healthy chef spokesperson to develop recipes  that provide minerals and benefits for the eyes) I use seafood such as salmon and tuna for many dishes. Research has shown that eating healthy along with regular eye exams delays Macular degeneration.

We cooked it a few different ways this weekend.  Here are two different ways to eat salmon and serve with a bottle of dry white wine or… now that the Holidays are upon us, try some sparkling, dry, white champagne and/or Prosecco to go with this dish

*Before baking, rub both sides of salmon with lemon juice and oil, place salmon skin side down in baking pan or casserole dish to bake.


* Before baking, cover salmon with a bread crumb topping made this way:
1 cup freshly made (plain) breadcrumbs

2 tsps melted butter

1 tblsp capers


Top salmon with fresh breadcrumbs, then sprinkle with capers and drizzle melted butter on top. Bake in preheated oven 500 degrees for 6-8 minutes.


*Garnish the dish with fresh dill or tarragon.

Also, The Basic Art of Italian Cooking kitchen is still buzzing with product selections for the first anual Holiday Gift Guide for The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati tm digital magazine. This has to be completed by the end of this week,  and there are hundreds of wonderful products we are evaluating.  Stay tuned for the December issue.

 One of the products I have discovered from this Holiday Gift Guide is Weiman Quick Wipes Range Cleaner, it makes our cleanup here at The Basic Art of Italian Cooking Kitchen much easier while testing out recipes. Needless to say it was selected for the Holiday Guide as well as the Weiman Stainless Steel Wipes which work great to erase fingerprints.. We will be spotlighting more of the featured products here in blogs to come..

“Mangia Bene, Vivi Bene”


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