Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Keeping the Mexican Theme

Yes, it was taco Tuesday yesterday but I decided not to opt for tacos. Instead I made a new recipe (still Mexican). The picture above is Salmon Jalapeno Black Bean Enchiladas. It went over quite well. I actually made James full in one sitting and we even had leftovers, CRAZY!! Okay, here's the recipe. I will give the healthy version of but there is a full fat version if anyone is interested in gut buster enchiladas, ha ha!

This serves 2 average people or 1 very hungry triathlete in training:
1. 6-8 oz. of grounded salmon burger patties.
2. 3-4 medium white corn tortillas
3. 1 can jalapeno or regular refried BLACK beans (low-fat).
4. 1 small can of jalapeno diced tomatoes
5. 1/2 cup low-fat mozzarella or pepper jack cheese.
6. 2-3 shakes of Cumin
7. 1 wedge of laughing cow cheese (light)
8. Salsa to taste

OPTIONAL- For those wanting extra carbs, add in some pre-cooked brown or spanish rice. I had some extra Santa Fe brown rice blend which I placed under the cheese before baking it in the oven.

Spray a baking dish with Pam or lightly drizzle it with olive oil. Take each corn tortilla a lightly pat on Brummel & brown yogurt butter or olive oil. Go ahead a cook salmon burger meat so that they are fully down but not well-done. In the meantime heat beans in microwave or stove top and mix in laughing cow cheese, cumin, and tomatoes. Make sure the cheese is all melted but its not too hot yet. Then place black mixture and salmon meat together in one bowl. Transfer heaping portions into each corn tortilla and roll tightly. Line each tortilla up in the baking dish. Cover the top of the tortillas with more tomatoes and salsa, then add the cheese on top to cover the tortillas evenly. I baked this for about 15-20 minutes on 350 degrees but it depends on how melted you like your cheese. You can also broil it for the last 3-5 minutes or so to get it even more browned. All together this should only take 30 minutes max. I heated mostly everything in the microwave and used leftover salmon burger patties so it was cake!
Let me know if anyone tries this!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Hey Lindsay, you don't know me...but I am Derick's fiance. This is awesome! I am going to take down your recipe and cook it up. I get so un-creative and this looks fantastic and simple. We eat a lot of black beans, wraps, avocado type concoctions...anyhoo thanks for the post and am sure we'll meet sometime!
P.S. Nice race today James. :)I know probably not what you had hoped for but hey a great training day for sure.