salmon florentine and quinoa pilaf with pine nuts from @Ellie_Krieger

Cooking recipes from the MyPlate Challenge is fun… and tasty. But, I have to admit that Iwas missing my cookbooks, especially on a recent Saturday evening.

In our pre-kiddo days, my husband and Ispent many Saturday evenings making a gourmet dinner (well, gourmet compared to weekday fare). I was missing those beautiful, elaborate meals.So, my husband took on kid-duty, and Igrabbed my cookbook. I was looking for a tasty fish dish–and found one in Ellie Krieger’s So Easy cookbook. (If you don’t own a copy, it’s a fun cookbook with gorgeous photos and tasty recipes.)

Her recipe for Salmon Florentine and Quinoa Pilaf with Pine Nuts looked delicious! It was hot outside, so Igrilled the salmon (instead of baking it like the recipe calls for) and topped it with the spinach-ricotta mixture afterwards. Then,Iserved it with Elli’s Quinoa Pilaf with Pine Nuts (yum!) and mixed greens with strawberries, slivered almonds and balsamic vinaigrette. It was delicious and “so easy”! In about 30 minutes, we had our “elaborate” Saturday meal.

TELLUS: What is your favorite “homemade gourmet” seafood meal? Please share with us.We’d love to hear from you!

Posted by RImaKleiner, MS, RD