Yesterday was a bitterly cold, blustery day. After a trip to the gym I pottered around most of the afternoon and because, like most GPers, I’m not always hungry the dinner hour sneaked up on me. What to eat? I wanted something warm and comforting with absolutely no effort involved…translation: Hubby was on his own for dinner. Quickie Salmon Corn Chowder was just the ticket…easy, nutritious and the epitome of a “dump recipe” with literally three ingredients: Trader Joe’s Simply Wild Pacific Salmon (already cooked and available in the refrigerator section), a jar of Earth’s Best Organic Corn and Butternut Squash baby food and fat free milk. A handful of Ritz-type crackers rounded out the meal.
Oh, and if you’re worried about Hubby, don’t be. He rustled up enough ingredients to build a hearty and delicious open-faced sandwich that he toasted to perfection under the broiler.
Just a reminder: If you haven’t participated in the one question poll and would like to it will be open for another week. The front-runner to date is “getting more fruits and veggies”. Thank you if you’ve already participated.
Quickie Salmon and Corn Chowder
I used cooked wild Pacific salmon but crab meat and a sprinkling of Old Bay seasoning might be a nice version as well…I’m allergic so if you try it please let me know how it is.
Serves 1 but can be multiplied
3 ounces cooked salmon, flaked (used Trader Joe’s Simply Wild Pacific Salmon)
1 4 ounce jar Earth’s Best Organic Corn and Butternut Squash baby food
1/2 cup fat free milk (or milk substitute) I just filled the empty baby food jar
generous sprinkling of Penzey’s Mural of Flavor salt free seasoning
salt and pepper (be generous as baby food is under-seasoned)
pinch Spanish smoked paprika (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until warmed through
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
205 calories, 2 grams fat, 1 gram fiber, 23.5 grams protein