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Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

With warmer weather in the air and summer on the way, all I want to do is break out of my office and run for the sunny hills. I have the itch to get outside as much as possible so I can soak up the rays I missed so desperately all winter. 

I think this warmer weather means eating outside at every opportunity is a must. But what is the best menu for alfresco dining? Outdoor dining calls for the freshest food you can find – and I’m craving seafood and salads.

Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Caesar salads, in particular, are perfect for warm-weather dining, especially when topped with fresh seafood. Try kale as a substitute for everyday lettuce, though you can use whatever leafy green you prefer. You can read more about different substitution options in our Guide to the Types of Lettuce. Then, learn more about How to Clean and Store Lettuce.

Grocery stores always have kale, but unlike the winter months, where slow cooking it with ham hocks and spices feels most comforting, I like to make salads that show off the bright green color and freshness of the healthful veggie. I like to buy my kale locally from the farmers market because it’s less expensive and a fun family outing. If you aren’t feeling ready to jump into shopping the farmers market, you should read our tips to help you navigate them like a pro.

Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Shredding the kale is the best way to prepare it for salads because it’s much easier than chopping it by hand and the thinner strips of kale actually make it more tender. This simple method is easy and quick to prepare using the slicing blade in the food processor.

Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Tangy Caesar dressing is quick and easy to make in a small personal blender. Anchovies, garlic, lemon and Dijon mustard add a subtle but substantial kick to this classic dressing. If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you’ve seen us use this same Caesar dressing on our grilled Caesar salad.

Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

We especially like it on this version because the combination with the kale gives the whole salad a little more substance. Pat is always saying how there’s not enough “stuff” in her Caesar salad. This one feels more substantial because the kale is a little heavier and the salmon is nice and rich.

 

Speaking of the salmon, we found a gorgeous filet of Alaskan salmon, which was seasoned with salt, then brushed with a little bit of Caesar dressing before grilling. Grill the salmon on top first to get perfect grill marks, then flip it over and grill it on the skin until it’s cooked through. Add some fresh parmesan cheese and croutons, and you’ll have a perfectly filling lunch or dinner that seems made for a spring alfresco meal.

Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Pair your mouthwatering Caesar salad and grilled salmon with white wine, sparkling water with fresh juice or a refreshing berry cocktail. If you plan on hosting, add an appetizer and a dessert for an appetizing alfresco menu – it’ll be perfect for the spring and summer months when everyone wants to spend more time eating next to the grill on patios and porches.

Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon
SERVES: 2

Ingredients
1 bunch kale
1 fillet (1 lb.) salmon
Croutons
Instructions
Using food processor, slice kale; set aside.
Heat indoor grill to SEAR or outdoor grill to high.
Spread 1 teaspoon Caesar dressing over top and bottom of salmon.
Place salmon top side down on grill and grill for 3 minutes. Turn and grill until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Toss kale and croutons with Caesar dressing. Arrange on individual plates.
Top salad with grilled salmon.
Notes
Serve the grilled salmon as a hot salad now, or for an easy and delicious cold salad, prepare and refrigerate the Caesar dressing and salmon one day ahead.
For thinner dressing add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
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Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Creamy Caesar Dressing
YIELDS: 1 serving

Ingredients
3 anchovies
1 clove garlic
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
​1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup olive oil
Instructions
Place anchovies, garlic, lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and black pepper in blender.
Blend until mixture is creamy.
Add mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and oil to blender. Blend until smooth.
Refrigerate.
Notes
For thinner dressing add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
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Nicoise Salad with Grilled Tuna from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Nicoise salad is a French salad with tuna, hard boiled egg, green beans, potatoes, olives and other veggies served with a vinaigrette dressing. You can use fresh or canned tuna, but we think using a nicely grilled tuna steak to top the salad makes a world of difference – not just in presentation, but in flavor, too. Since it’s still cold outside, we’re lucky we can achieve this perfectly seared rare tuna on an indoor grill in just minutes.

Nicoise Salad with Grilled Tuna from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

First, we composed the salad with a bed of lettuce, then assembled sections of the different ingredients. We made a large platter for serving a group as a lunch salad (This would also be great to serve at a brunch or bring to a potluck shower.) so we used a fair amount of each ingredient. We seared the tuna on the Searing Grill, sliced it and served it over the salad with our favorite lemon vinaigrette on the side.

It was a delicious, healthy lunch and surprisingly hearty. If you don’t usually fill up on salads, this one was made for you.

Nicoise Salad with Grilled Tuna from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Nicoise Salad with Grilled Tuna
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
2 (1 1/2-inches thick) tuna steaks
2 teaspoons olive oil
6 cups mixed greens
4 large hard cooked eggs, peeled and halved
4 small red potatoes, cooked and quartered
4 medium radishes, thinly sliced
4 marinated artichokes, halved
1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
1 medium roasted red pepper, cut into strips
1/4 pound green beans, cooked
1 cup grape tomatoes
1/2 cup assorted olives
1/4 cup chopped red onion
4 sprig fresh oregano
3 slices lemon slices
Salad dressing
Instructions
Heat indoor grill to SEAR/450°F.
Brush both sides of tuna steaks with olive oil.
Grill tuna 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. Let rest for 5 minutes and slice.
Arrange remaining ingredients, except the oregano and salad dressing on a serving platter. Top with sliced tuna.
Garnish with oregano sprigs, lemon slices and serve with choice of salad dressing.
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Broiled Chipotle Tilapia with Avocado Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeachBurrito bowls and one dish meals are all the rage, and everyone seems to want the recipe for easy dishes like this homemade chipotle burrito bowl – and we can’t blame them! These meals are easy to prepare, perfect to make out of leftovers and quick to clean up because fewer dishes are used. Plus, if you have any picky eaters in the family, it’s not difficult to customize the bowl.

Broiled Chipotle Tilapia with Avocado Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Here’s a tip: to prepare lunches or quick dinners like this, prep the ingredients on Sundays before your busy week begins. In fact, we made this at my house last night. We cut the grilled corn off a cob, diced up some fresh bell peppers and chiles, rinsed and warmed black beans, and chopped tomatoes and onions. Meanwhile, a batch of rice was going in my rice cooker and the fish was broiling in the toaster oven. The entire meal was easy and healthy – perfect for a quick supper. Often, we’ll double the recipe (or swap out the fish for chicken) and take the leftovers for lunch the next day.

Broiled Chipotle Tilapia with Avocado Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

 


Broiled Chipotle Tilapia with Avocado Sauce
SERVES: 2

Ingredients
1 small avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
3 Tablespoons sour cream
1 teaspoon lime juice
2 1/2 teaspoons chipotle and roasted garlic seasoning, divided
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
1/2 pound tilapia
Chopped cilantro
Instructions
Mix avocado, sour cream, lime juice and 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning in a medium bowl until well blended. Cover and refrigerate.
Preheat toaster oven on broil.
Mix mayonnaise and remaining 1 teaspoon seasoning in small bowl.
Brush mayonnaise mixture on both sides of tilapia.
Place coated fish on pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Broil fish 10 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork.
Serve with Avocado Sauce and garnish with lime slices and cilantro, if desired.
Notes
This fish is great served “burrito bowl” style. Simple serve the fish over rice with desired vegetables and garnish as stated.
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Heritage Dish: Norwegian Fish Cakes - Atle Larsen shares his favorite recipe from his childhood in Norway on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

In our Heritage Dish series, we feature Hamilton Beach employees and their favorite family recipes. This month, we highlight Atle Larsen, Group Brand Manager, and one of his favorite family recipes inspired by life on the water in Norway.

For as long as I can remember, fish and seafood have been an important part of my diet. Growing up near the ocean in Norway, I have fond memories of going down to the harbor, pumping rainwater out of the boat, and setting out to sea with my grandfather Emil to either set or pull fishing nets.

Heritage Dish: Norwegian Fish Cakes - Atle Larsen shares his favorite recipe from his childhood in Norway on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Heritage Dish: Norwegian Fish Cakes - Atle Larsen shares his favorite recipe from his childhood in Norway on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Peering over the side of the boat while my grandfather pulled the nets, I would watch in anticipation of what we might catch.  If I could see white (the belly of the fish), I knew we would go home with dinner.  Back at my grandparents’ house, one of us would clean and prepare the fish for dinner and the freezer.

Heritage Dish: Norwegian Fish Cakes - Atle Larsen shares his favorite recipe from his childhood in Norway on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Heritage Dish: Norwegian Fish Cakes - Atle Larsen shares his favorite recipe from his childhood in Norway on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

On occasion, we would bring back cod, which meant I could look forward to my then-favorite dinner: boiled cod with boiled potatoes and carrots along with melted butter and parsley. The more abundant pollock and haddock was either served pan fried or made into fiskekaker (fish cakes).

Heritage Dish: Norwegian Fish Cakes - Atle Larsen shares his favorite recipe from his childhood in Norway on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Heritage Dish: Norwegian Fish Cakes - Atle Larsen shares his favorite recipe from his childhood in Norway on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Fiskekaker presented a great opportunity to add some spices and flavors to the typically bland Norwegian diet. My grandmother would prepare fiskekaker just like the recipe described below. After browning, they were added to a saucepan full of brown sauce and were often served with boiled potatoes. Potatoes are a staple in my home region and were served every night in my home except when we had spaghetti bolognese. From the age of seven, it was my responsibility to peel the potatoes for dinner. I have always enjoyed the flavorful taste of fiskekaker and it brings back special memories of fishing as a child with my grandfather.

Heritage Dish: Norwegian Fish Cakes - Atle Larsen shares his favorite recipe from his childhood in Norway on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Heritage Dish: Norwegian Fish Cakes - Atle Larsen shares his favorite recipe from his childhood in Norway on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Norwegian Fish Cakes with Brown Gravy and Vegetables
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
3 medium potatoes, peeled, sliced in quarters lengthwise
6 large rainbow carrots, peeled, cut into 2” pieces
2 lbs boneless skinless white fish fillets (haddock, cod, etc)
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 ½ teaspoons potato starch
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
⅔ cup whole milk
¼ cup chopped fresh chives
⅔ cup all purpose flour, divided
6 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
½ yellow onion, chopped
3 cups beef stock, divided
2 Tablespoons Kitchen Bouquet
salt and pepper
Instructions
Put the potatoes and carrots in a medium pot and cover with cold, salted water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until fork tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Place large chunks of fish and salt in work bowl of food processor and, using S-blade, pulse until coarsely chopped. Add potato starch and nutmeg and pulse to combine. Slowly add the milk, pulsing just until combined, and then the chives. Form the fish cakes into 12 round patties. Put 1/3 cup flour on a plate and dip patties to coat.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, fry on both sides until crisp and golden. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
Cook onions in remaining oil while fish cakes are draining. When the onions are soft and translucent, remove them from the pan and set aside.
Add 1 cup stock and scrape the pan until all the browned bits have become loose. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes to allow stock to reduce.
Add remaining ⅓ cup flour and whisk to combine until there are no visible lumps. Cook another 1-2 minutes, whisking continuously, until the gravy thickens and becomes smooth. Gradually add the Kitchen Bouquet and the rest of the stock to the pan and whisk until smooth, cooking another 4-5 minutes, or until the gravy is slightly thicker but not quite at desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Reduce the heat to low. Add the onion, potatoes and carrots to the pan and stir into the gravy. Add the fish cakes to the pan and let simmer in brown gravy for 2-3 minutes, or until gravy has reached desired consistency. Serve fish cakes in the gravy with the vegetables.
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