I'm back with the November Crazy Cooking Challenge which was Mashed Potatoes! The other option was stuffing - which I kind of wish had won because I have a great recipe - but I'm going to share that soon enough! Now it's time for taters!
I came across the TasteFood blog and found a recipe that combined sweet and red potatoes! My husband loves sweet potatoes and I love regular - so I thought it might be a good mash up #punintended.
After boiling the potatoes (with garlic) until soft, you drain and cool them a bit. I cooled them a bit too long because by the time they were mashed - they were a bit cool. Then I added sour cream, butter and salt. Mash mash mash - my arm was sore.
I then added the freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a little more salt - lots of tasting to make it perfect.
It might not be pretty - but it was tasty!! It also makes a LOT of potatoes!
Pesto Baked Salmon - and it couldn't be easier! Foil + salmon + pesto = done!
Sweet & Red Potato Mash
Pesto Baked Salmon
1 pound salmon fillets
1/4 cup pesto - homemade or store bought
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
Place the salmon skin side down on the foil. Season with salt and pepper and spread the pesto over the top of the fish.
Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 7-10 minutes, depending on thickness. Be sure not to overcook to prevent dry salmon.
Remove from oven and using a spatula, lift off the salmon from the foil, leaving the skin on the baking sheet. Serve immediately.