Friday, April 17, 2015

Crispy Asparagus Stuffed Sole #HighLinerSimplyFish

Flaky sole is stuffed with tender asparagus and topped with a crispy bread crumb mixture.

Crispy Asparagus Stuffed Sole #HighLinerSimplyFish

Growing up in Northern Ontario, we always had access to fresh fish, which is one thing I miss, now that we live in a big city. Any chance we get, during the summer, we go fishing with my parents at their cottage. Our catch is immediately cleaned and we feast on fresh cooked fish. You really can't beat that!

Since we don't have access to fresh fish that often here, in Southern Ontario, Hubby and I are always looking for great alternatives at the grocery store. When I heard about High Liner's new Simply Fish line of fish, I was excited to try it. The High Liner name has always meant great quality to us, with over 100 years of heritage in seafood, so I knew this fish would be fantastic. High Liner uses the finest cuts of fish, which means you will be getting the same premium, high quality and responsibly sourced fish, that you've come to expect with High Liner.


Simply Fish can be found in grocery stores throughout Canada, such as Food Basics (50 stores in Ontario), Sobey's (Quebec & West), Metro (Quebec), IGA (Quebec), Safeway, Freshco, Foodland, Real Canadian Superstore, No Frills and Maxi. It comes in 6 varieties- salmon, cod, haddock, sole, tilapia and trout. I found 3 varieties at our local No Frills and decided to bring home some haddock and sole. My family prefers the lighter tasting fish, so these were perfect for us. This protein rich fish, comes in a convenient tray with an absorbent pad, designed to keep the fish fresh.

As soon as I saw the gorgeous fillets of sole, I decided I wanted to stuff them with asparagus. I decided to top the fillets with a crispy bread crumb topping, which I seasoned with lemon pepper. I love lemon with sole, so I knew I wanted to incorporate in somehow. The fish cooked beautifully, it was moist and tender, and the dish looked amazing. Totally something that can be made for a dinner party, since it's a gorgeous way to prepare fish and takes hardly any time to prepare.

Crispy Asparagus Sole #HighLinerSimplyFish

Crispy Asparagus Stuffed Sole

1 pkg High Liner Simple Fish Sole variety
20 asparagus spears, trimmed
1 lemon
1/2 C panko bread crumbs
1 Tbs parmesan cheese
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 Tbs dried parsley
1 Tbs melted butter
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Bring a large skillet filled with 1 inch of water to a boil. Season with salt and add the asparagus spears. Cook 3-5 minutes, until vibrant green and tender crisp. Remove asparagus from water and place in a large bowl of ice water. Drain and pat dry.

In a small bowl combine the bread crumbs, parmesan, lemon pepper and parsley.

Cut lemon in half lengthwise. Cut one half into 5 wedges.

Place Simply Fish fillets on a cutting board and season with salt and pepper. Place one lemon wedge in the center of the fish fillet and top with 4 asparagus spears. Fold ends of the fillets over the asparagus and lemon. Holding ends folded tightly, dip top part of the fish bundle into the bread crumb mixture. Place seam side down onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining fillets.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, until fish flakes easily and bread crumbs begin to brown. Serve with remaining lemon, which has been cut into wedges.

“Disclosure: I am part of the High Liner Simply Fish Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring Pasta Salad with Lemon Avocado Dressing

Perfectly cooked pasta is tossed with delicious vegetables and a creamy lemon avocado dressing.

Spring Pasta Salad- Pasta Palooza

Welcome to Pasta Palooza!!! This month a few of my blogging BFFs and I decided to each post a pasta dish on the same day, for our April Pasta Palooza. Usually we post on different days, but this month we decided to try something different and post all our recipes on the same day.

For my recipe I wanted to make something lighter, to prepare us for the beautiful weather coming our way (sooner than later I hope!). While I LOVE hearty, cheesy, comforting pasta dishes, I wanted to urge to warm weather to hurry up and stay a while with a nice light pasta salad. 

At first I thought of using radishes and asparagus in my salad, to make it more Spring like, but decided on veggies we all eat and enjoy, so everyone could dig in. I wasn't too sure how the dressing would turn out, but let me tell you, it is so light and velvety. Tossed with the pasta and veggies, it brings a smooth pop of fresh flavour to the salad.

Spring Pasta Salad- Pasta Palooza

Spring Pasta Salad with Lemon Avocado Dressing

600g (2/3 of a bag) of Scoobi Doo pasta
1 C cucumber, peeled and sliced
1/2 C red pepper, thinly sliced into strips
1/2 C grape tomatoes, cut in half
2 green onions, chopped

1 avocado
1/4 C mayonnaise
1/4 C heavy cream
juice and zest of 1 lemon
salt & pepper to taste
2 Tbs olive oil

Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Once at a rolling boil, add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain pasta, rinse with cold water and let cool in the fridge for 1 hr. 

Using a blender, make the dressing by combining the flesh of one avocado, mayonnaise, heavy cream, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper. Blend on low speed, slowly drizzling in the olive oil; until mixture is silky smooth.

Combine the cooled pasta with the cucumber, red pepper, tomato and green onion. Pour dressing over all and toss to coat; adjusting seasoning if needed. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving, to let flavours blend together.

6 Awesome Pasta Recipes for Pasta Palooza

To see what the other ladies made for today's Pasta Palooza post, follow the links below!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Simple Supper Tuesday #108

Spring has finally sprung in Ontario Canada and we are loving the beautiful warmer weather. Hope you are too!!!

Welcome back to Simple Supper Tuesday, the party featuring QUICK, EASY recipes, perfect for those busy weeknights. So, please share your crock pot, 30 minutes or 5 ingredient recipes (easy desserts are also welcome)!!

Recipe Linky Party

Make sure to visit all three blogs, to see if you've been featured this week! All featured recipes will be pinned to our Simple Supper Tuesday Pinterest page.

Recipe(s) with the MOST CLICKS

Pesto Chicken Potato Bake- What's Cooking in the Burbs

Recipes that CAUGHT MY EYE

Springtime Potato Salad- In Good Flavor

Grown Up Ice Cream Floats- Lipgloss and Crayons

Panera Fuji Apple Chicken Salad Made Skinny- Skinny Kitchen

Strawberry Chiffon Pie- It is a Keeper!

Hot Ham Honey Mustard and Swiss Sliders- I Thee Cook


 photo SimpleSupperTuesday

The Party Rules
  1. Please link up Crock Pot and/or easy RECIPES only (simple desserts are also welcome)
  2. Please follow our hosts, on social media
  3. Please link back to THIS post on Hun... What's for Dinner?
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  5. Please visit others and leave comments if a recipe catches your eye
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

What's for Eats? Sunday April 12, 2015

Meal planning is a great way to save money on groceries and you won't be standing in front of the fridge at 4pm, wondering what to make!

Weekly Meal Plan Dec 14, 2014 www.hunwhatsfordinner.com
Image courtesy of basketman at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Happy Sunday!! With Easter last Sunday, it kinda messed up my meal plan post. That paired with me being super lazy and thoroughly enjoying a 4 day weekend, LOL. So this past week, I've been flying by the seat of my pants, when it came to dinner. Now it's time to get back in track!

This week shouldn't be too hectic, which is nice because I have been exhausted lately. I have finally been able to book a massage and I'm sure my back will be ever so grateful, LOL. The nice weather has been teasing us with days of warmth, followed by days full of fridged wind, so I've been alternating between craving lighter meals and comfort food. I'm hoping the warm temps we are having today, stick around for the rest of Spring. Here is what I have planned for dinner this week

  • Italian Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Skillet (new recipe) with Ceasar Salad
  • Peameal bacon and eggs, with toast and Tropical Fresh Fruit Salad

  • leftovers
  • Eggplant Rollatini (new recipe) with Caprese Avocado Salad (new recipe) 
  • Moose Steaks with Rice Pilaf and Parmesan Asparagus

  • leftovers
  • Crock Pot Chicken Cassoulet (new recipe) with homemade biscuits