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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Salmon instead of turkey

    Just gonna be Wife and me for Thanksgiving this year. I was planning to
    cook a half a turkey (split the one in the freezer lengthwise with a
    handsaw) but then I remembered I have a nice big vacuum-packed salmon
    fillet in the freezer too...

    If I bake the salmon instead of the turkey, what to serve with it to
    keep it Thanksgiving-y? Maybe steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes,
    and cranberry sauce? Or should I use the sweet potatoes to make S.P.
    Pie and serve a different heavy vegetable -- like green bean hotdish or
    creamed spinach?

    Bob

  2. #2
    tert in seattle Guest

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    zxcvbob wrote:
    > Just gonna be Wife and me for Thanksgiving this year. I was planning to
    > cook a half a turkey (split the one in the freezer lengthwise with a
    > handsaw) but then I remembered I have a nice big vacuum-packed salmon
    > fillet in the freezer too...
    >
    > If I bake the salmon instead of the turkey, what to serve with it to
    > keep it Thanksgiving-y? Maybe steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes,
    > and cranberry sauce? Or should I use the sweet potatoes to make S.P.
    > Pie and serve a different heavy vegetable -- like green bean hotdish or
    > creamed spinach?
    >
    > Bob


    you might also consider cauliflower

    my 2c - I wouldn't bake fillets -- usually poach them but that doesn't
    seem very thanksgiving-y


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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    zxcvbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Just gonna be Wife and me for Thanksgiving this year. I was planning to
    > cook a half a turkey (split the one in the freezer lengthwise with a
    > handsaw) but then I remembered I have a nice big vacuum-packed salmon
    > fillet in the freezer too...
    >
    > If I bake the salmon instead of the turkey, what to serve with it to
    > keep it Thanksgiving-y? Maybe steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes,
    > and cranberry sauce? Or should I use the sweet potatoes to make S.P.
    > Pie and serve a different heavy vegetable -- like green bean hotdish or
    > creamed spinach?
    >
    > Bob


    If you want to "keep it Thanksgiving," roast the turkey half and have
    the salmon in a couple week. Heresy.
    --
    Barb,
    http://www.barbschaller.com, as of August 20, 2012

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    Ophelia Guest

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    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > zxcvbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Just gonna be Wife and me for Thanksgiving this year. I was planning to
    >> cook a half a turkey (split the one in the freezer lengthwise with a
    >> handsaw) but then I remembered I have a nice big vacuum-packed salmon
    >> fillet in the freezer too...
    >>
    >> If I bake the salmon instead of the turkey, what to serve with it to
    >> keep it Thanksgiving-y? Maybe steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes,
    >> and cranberry sauce? Or should I use the sweet potatoes to make S.P.
    >> Pie and serve a different heavy vegetable -- like green bean hotdish or
    >> creamed spinach?
    >>
    >> Bob

    >
    > If you want to "keep it Thanksgiving," roast the turkey half and have
    > the salmon in a couple week. Heresy.


    What is "green bean hotdish"?
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    zxcvbob Guest

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    Ophelia wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> In article <[email protected]>,
    >> zxcvbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Just gonna be Wife and me for Thanksgiving this year. I was planning to
    >>> cook a half a turkey (split the one in the freezer lengthwise with a
    >>> handsaw) but then I remembered I have a nice big vacuum-packed salmon
    >>> fillet in the freezer too...
    >>>
    >>> If I bake the salmon instead of the turkey, what to serve with it to
    >>> keep it Thanksgiving-y? Maybe steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes,
    >>> and cranberry sauce? Or should I use the sweet potatoes to make S.P.
    >>> Pie and serve a different heavy vegetable -- like green bean hotdish or
    >>> creamed spinach?
    >>>
    >>> Bob

    >>
    >> If you want to "keep it Thanksgiving," roast the turkey half and have
    >> the salmon in a couple week. Heresy.

    >
    > What is "green bean hotdish"?



    Usually called Green Bean Casserole, but I used the Minnesota idiom
    "hotdish" just to annoy people.

    The most popular version is canned green beans mixed with a can of
    Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup in a baking dish, then you sprinkle
    canned french-fried onions on top and bake. And then you eat it :-P

    http://www.campbellskitchen.com/Reci...recipeId=24099

    Bob

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    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:20:00 -0000, "Ophelia"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > What is "green bean hotdish"?


    A casserole.

    http://community.cookinglight.com/sh...Bean-Casserole
    http://www.myrecipes.com/t/casserole...an-casseroles/

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    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  7. #7
    George M. Middius Guest

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    zxcvbob wrote:

    > > What is "green bean hotdish"?


    > Usually called Green Bean Casserole, but I used the Minnesota idiom
    > "hotdish" just to annoy people.
    >
    > The most popular version is canned green beans mixed with a can of
    > Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup in a baking dish,


    .... and you *describe* it to disgust people.




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    Ophelia Guest

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    "zxcvbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..

    >> What is "green bean hotdish"?


    Usually called Green Bean Casserole, but I used the Minnesota idiom
    > "hotdish" just to annoy people.


    lol and does it?

    > The most popular version is canned green beans mixed with a can of
    > Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup in a baking dish, then you sprinkle
    > canned french-fried onions on top and bake. And then you eat it :-P
    >
    > http://www.campbellskitchen.com/Reci...recipeId=24099


    Thank you. Is this a popular dish?


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    Ophelia Guest

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    "George M. Middius" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > zxcvbob wrote:
    >
    >> > What is "green bean hotdish"?

    >
    >> Usually called Green Bean Casserole, but I used the Minnesota idiom
    >> "hotdish" just to annoy people.
    >>
    >> The most popular version is canned green beans mixed with a can of
    >> Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup in a baking dish,

    >
    > ... and you *describe* it to disgust people.
    >


    Uhuh
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    Pete C. Guest

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    tert in seattle wrote:
    >
    > zxcvbob wrote:
    > > Just gonna be Wife and me for Thanksgiving this year. I was planning to
    > > cook a half a turkey (split the one in the freezer lengthwise with a
    > > handsaw) but then I remembered I have a nice big vacuum-packed salmon
    > > fillet in the freezer too...
    > >
    > > If I bake the salmon instead of the turkey, what to serve with it to
    > > keep it Thanksgiving-y? Maybe steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes,
    > > and cranberry sauce? Or should I use the sweet potatoes to make S.P.
    > > Pie and serve a different heavy vegetable -- like green bean hotdish or
    > > creamed spinach?
    > >
    > > Bob

    >
    > you might also consider cauliflower
    >
    > my 2c - I wouldn't bake fillets -- usually poach them but that doesn't
    > seem very thanksgiving-y


    I've been cooking a lot of years, and I've yet to find anything that can
    be poached that is not better when prepared by other methods and salmon
    is no exception. Salmon is best broiled to get a nicely cooked and
    lightly browned exterior while not overcooking the interior.

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    Pete C. Guest

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    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > zxcvbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Just gonna be Wife and me for Thanksgiving this year. I was planning to
    > > cook a half a turkey (split the one in the freezer lengthwise with a
    > > handsaw) but then I remembered I have a nice big vacuum-packed salmon
    > > fillet in the freezer too...
    > >
    > > If I bake the salmon instead of the turkey, what to serve with it to
    > > keep it Thanksgiving-y? Maybe steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes,
    > > and cranberry sauce? Or should I use the sweet potatoes to make S.P.
    > > Pie and serve a different heavy vegetable -- like green bean hotdish or
    > > creamed spinach?
    > >
    > > Bob

    >
    > If you want to "keep it Thanksgiving," roast the turkey half and have
    > the salmon in a couple week. Heresy.


    Bah! Thanksgiving is supposed to be a fall harvest celebration and while
    turkey is indeed one of the things that may be harvested, so is salmon.

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    zxcvbob Guest

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    Ophelia wrote:
    >
    >
    > "zxcvbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >>> What is "green bean hotdish"?

    >
    > Usually called Green Bean Casserole, but I used the Minnesota idiom
    >> "hotdish" just to annoy people.

    >
    > lol and does it?
    >
    >> The most popular version is canned green beans mixed with a can of
    >> Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup in a baking dish, then you sprinkle
    >> canned french-fried onions on top and bake. And then you eat it :-P
    >>
    >> http://www.campbellskitchen.com/Reci...recipeId=24099

    >
    > Thank you. Is this a popular dish?
    >
    >



    It's *very* popular, right on up there with canned cranberry sauce. It
    actually tastes okay if you like salty stuff (and I do) but I don't know
    why it's so popular. Probably just great marketing by Campbell's.

    You can do a lot better using frozen green beans, fresh mushrooms, etc.
    But then people will say it doesn't taste right...

    Bob

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    Bryan Guest

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    On Nov 20, 10:50*am, zxcvbob <zxcv...@charter.net> wrote:
    > Ophelia wrote:
    >
    > > "Melba's Jammin'" <barbschal...@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]..
    > >> In article <ah0d15F2cf...@mid.individual.net>,
    > >> zxcvbob <zxcv...@charter.net> wrote:

    >
    > >>> Just gonna be Wife and me for Thanksgiving this year. *I was planning to
    > >>> cook a half a turkey (split the one in the freezer lengthwise with a
    > >>> handsaw) but then I remembered I have a nice big vacuum-packed salmon
    > >>> fillet in the freezer too...

    >
    > >>> If I bake the salmon instead of the turkey, what to serve with it to
    > >>> keep it Thanksgiving-y? *Maybe steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes,
    > >>> and cranberry sauce? *Or should I use the sweet potatoes to make S.P.
    > >>> Pie and serve a different heavy vegetable -- like green bean hotdish or
    > >>> creamed spinach?

    >
    > >>> Bob

    >
    > >> If you want to "keep it Thanksgiving," roast the turkey half and have
    > >> the salmon in a couple week. * *Heresy.

    >
    > > What is "green bean hotdish"?

    >
    > Usually called Green Bean Casserole, but I used the Minnesota idiom
    > "hotdish" just to annoy people.
    >
    > The most popular version is canned green beans mixed with a can of
    > Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup in a baking dish, then you sprinkle
    > canned french-fried onions on top and bake. *And then you eat it :-P
    >
    > http://www.campbellskitchen.com/Reci...spx?recipeId=2....
    >

    Pig slop.

    > Bob


    --Bryan

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    Ophelia Guest

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    "zxcvbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Ophelia wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "zxcvbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >>>> What is "green bean hotdish"?

    >>
    >> Usually called Green Bean Casserole, but I used the Minnesota idiom
    >>> "hotdish" just to annoy people.

    >>
    >> lol and does it?
    >>
    >>> The most popular version is canned green beans mixed with a can of
    >>> Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup in a baking dish, then you sprinkle
    >>> canned french-fried onions on top and bake. And then you eat it :-P
    >>>
    >>> http://www.campbellskitchen.com/Reci...recipeId=24099

    >>
    >> Thank you. Is this a popular dish?
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > It's *very* popular, right on up there with canned cranberry sauce. It
    > actually tastes okay if you like salty stuff (and I do) but I don't know
    > why it's so popular. Probably just great marketing by Campbell's.
    >
    > You can do a lot better using frozen green beans, fresh mushrooms, etc.
    > But then people will say it doesn't taste right...


    Hmm in a cream and mushroom sauce ....

    Tasting 'right' depends on what one is used to of course


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    Bryan Guest

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    On Nov 20, 12:03*pm, zxcvbob <zxcv...@charter.net> wrote:
    > Ophelia wrote:
    >
    > > "zxcvbob" <zxcv...@charter.net> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]..

    >
    > >>> What is "green bean hotdish"?

    >
    > > Usually called Green Bean Casserole, but I used the Minnesota idiom
    > >> "hotdish" just to annoy people.

    >
    > > lol and does it?

    >
    > >> The most popular version is canned green beans mixed with a can of
    > >> Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup in a baking dish, then you sprinkle
    > >> canned french-fried onions on top and bake. *And then you eat it :-P

    >
    > >>http://www.campbellskitchen.com/Reci...spx?recipeId=2....

    >
    > > Thank you. *Is this a popular dish?

    >
    > It's *very* popular, right on up there with canned cranberry sauce. *It
    > actually tastes okay if you like salty stuff (and I do) but I don't know
    > why it's so popular. *Probably just great marketing by Campbell's.
    >
    > You can do a lot better using frozen green beans, fresh mushrooms, etc.
    > But then people will say it doesn't taste right...


    Slobs with awful taste say that. You are correct that made with
    quality, fresh ingredients, it is a pretty nice combination of
    flavors. I might make some if by back improves enough to want to take
    on another task.
    I will definitely make the cranberry sauce from scratch. Heck, that's
    hardly any extra effort. I'll be making two batches, the smaller one
    being sweetened with sucralose.
    >
    > Bob


    --Bryan

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    Jim Elbrecht Guest

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    zxcvbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Ophelia wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "zxcvbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..


    -snip-
    >>>
    >>> http://www.campbellskitchen.com/Reci...recipeId=24099

    >>
    >> Thank you. Is this a popular dish?
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >It's *very* popular, right on up there with canned cranberry sauce. It
    >actually tastes okay if you like salty stuff (and I do) but I don't know
    >why it's so popular. Probably just great marketing by Campbell's.
    >
    >You can do a lot better using frozen green beans, fresh mushrooms, etc.
    >But then people will say it doesn't taste right...


    When my vegan daughter is around I make 2- A vegan one with fresh
    beans and saute 'd mushrooms, and one from cans. Daughter and I
    like the fresh one-- so far everyone else prefers what they're used
    to.

    Works for us.

    Jim

  17. #17
    tert in seattle Guest

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    Pete C. wrote:
    >
    > tert in seattle wrote:
    >>
    >> zxcvbob wrote:
    >> > Just gonna be Wife and me for Thanksgiving this year. I was planning to
    >> > cook a half a turkey (split the one in the freezer lengthwise with a
    >> > handsaw) but then I remembered I have a nice big vacuum-packed salmon
    >> > fillet in the freezer too...
    >> >
    >> > If I bake the salmon instead of the turkey, what to serve with it to
    >> > keep it Thanksgiving-y? Maybe steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes,
    >> > and cranberry sauce? Or should I use the sweet potatoes to make S.P.
    >> > Pie and serve a different heavy vegetable -- like green bean hotdish or
    >> > creamed spinach?
    >> >
    >> > Bob

    >>
    >> you might also consider cauliflower
    >>
    >> my 2c - I wouldn't bake fillets -- usually poach them but that doesn't
    >> seem very thanksgiving-y

    >
    > I've been cooking a lot of years, and I've yet to find anything that can
    > be poached that is not better when prepared by other methods and salmon
    > is no exception. Salmon is best broiled to get a nicely cooked and
    > lightly browned exterior while not overcooking the interior.


    well that is one opinion

    I don't think there's anything other than salmon that I poach

    sometimes you want to take the minimalist approach, especially with a
    nice piece of fish


  18. #18
    The Other Guy Guest

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    On Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:30:17 -0000, "Ophelia"
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> http://www.campbellskitchen.com/Reci...recipeId=24099

    >
    >Thank you. Is this a popular dish?



    Campbell's wants it to be,
    but I have NEVER seen it at any dinner I've been to.






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  19. #19
    The Other Guy Guest

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    On Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:57:52 -0600, "Pete C." <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Bah! Thanksgiving is supposed to be a fall harvest celebration and while
    >turkey is indeed one of the things that may be harvested, so is salmon.


    If someone invited me to Thanksgiving dinner, then offered me salmon,
    I'd walk out, and NOT necessarily quietly!

    There are traditions, then there are fools who DON'T RESPECT
    traditions!










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  20. #20
    zxcvbob Guest

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    The Other Guy wrote:
    > On Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:57:52 -0600, "Pete C." <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Bah! Thanksgiving is supposed to be a fall harvest celebration and while
    >> turkey is indeed one of the things that may be harvested, so is salmon.

    >
    > If someone invited me to Thanksgiving dinner, then offered me salmon,
    > I'd walk out, and NOT necessarily quietly!
    > There are traditions, then there are fools who DON'T RESPECT
    > traditions!



    Uhh, I hate to break this to you; you haven't been invited.

    If I was having guests over, I'd cook a turkey. Besides being what
    they'd expect, turkey is a *lot* cheaper than salmon.

    What if someone served you Cornish game hens? (it's like little bitty
    turkeys!)

    Bob

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