Food for Thought: Leftover Crackers & Tips for Baking Salmon

Today I have a couple of delish food tips for you.

First, when you host a party and end up with a leftover package of just a few fancy crackers, instead of letting them go stale, crush the crackers and incorporate it with different herbs, spices and a bit of honey and top your fish, poultry or beef with the breading before baking to create a flavorful crust. I recommend crackers that are buttery, whole grain and/or contain sesame seeds.

The second tip is on how to bake 3-ounce portions of salmon. Heat a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a nonstick, ovenproof pan. When the pan is extremely hot, place the salmon skin-side down in the oil to sear the skin until crisp – approximately 1-2 minutes. Transfer the pan into a 400-degree oven to bake for 12-15 minutes. By following these steps you’ll have a perfectly baked salmon with deliciously crisp skin.

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  1. says

    Where do you find is the best place to buy salmon here in AZ? I’m always wary…I don’t mind eating it when we’re in Washington but here I’m just nervous. But great tip – I’m also nervous about cooking it properly but your tip sounds delightful!

    • Joanna says

      I like going to Lee Lee’s Market on Warner and Dobson Rd. While you’ll have to get passed the fish smell, it truly is a great and affordable place to purchase fish. Of course right…some are still alive. :)

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