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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Semi Homemade :Salmon burger with Butternut Squash Fries


Too busy for elaborate meals from scratch? no problem,you can still eat healthy with a little store bought help and few fresh ingredients.Like this California style burger made with ready-to-use Wild Alaskan Salmon Pattie over bed of kale,topped with sliced avocados,tomatoes, and for crunchy compliments on the side,the quick chop and bake butter squash fries are no match.
The Alaskan salmon burger Pattie was a great buy from Costco.I bake it along side the fries.The ultra thin whole grain buns are from Walmart.I slather some homemade Spicy nutty chutney\spread over the buns.With the chutney made in advance,it took just 30 minutes to assemble the super meal.This is also my contribution for Rahin's Semi Homemade meals.


Recipe : Butternut Squash fries
The idea of fries with squash popped in my mind while watching this video,thanks greenlitebites.
Butter nut squash is not easy cut without a sharp chef knife and a good peeler.I use just the top stem part of the squash for the fries.

Ingredients
1 medium Butternut squash
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin*
1/2 teaspoon hot chili powder*
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon canola oil

* or use a teaspoon of Garam masala(ground cumin,coriander,cardamom,cinnamon and cloves)
Method
Use a sharp knife and cut off the ends of the squash.Then halve the squash.Use a peeler or small knife to remove the skin.I use only the seedless stem part of the squash to make the fries.Cut them even and long like the French fries.The bowl part can be used in other dishes like chunky soup or simply roasted with spices.
Transfer the cut squash in a bowl,mix with the oil and spices.Lay on baking sheet,make sure the fries are evenly spread and not over each other.Baked in preheated oven at 375F for 15-20 minutes depending on how thinly the fries have been sliced.If sliced thick,keep another 2-3 minutes.Turn once while baking.The fries are done when edges are crisp.Serve warm along side the burger or enjoy as snacks.

27 comments:

Anncoo said...

WOW! A healthy and perfect meal. Very nice presentation ;D

Nithu Bala said...

Very nice click..healthy too..

meeso said...

That is one awesome combo! I love salmon cooked any which way and the butternut squash fries are a new idea to me, but I love that, too :)

Mona said...

Yasmeeeeeeeeeeen, that looks so good gal! :-)
I wish I could grab that plate through my laptop screen.

Anu said...

Healthy and perfect meal.. Nice click..

PageRank Check said...

so healthy i love it

Gita said...

Yasmeen, I too get the salmon patte from Costco, I sometimes even have it as a side dish with rice by itself, your idea sounds fabulous...will try your combination with the fries soon :)

Nithya said...

Tempting pics. they looks so good :)

redkathy said...

Oh my gosh your display is superb. Love those butternut squash fries, what a great idea.

Jess - Healthy Exposures said...

Your fries are so perfect, and photos so beautiful!

Fresh Local and Best said...

The salmon burger looks sensational and I love butternut squash fries.

PJ said...

salmon burger looks perfect! its one of my favorite burgers.. butternut squash fries are so creative! Love the combo.

MaryMoh said...

Wow...the butternut squash chips look fabulous and delicious. I have to try it. Never thought of that. A very healthy meal. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Cook said...

Lovve the fries mda with squash and salmon burger looks so morrishly delicous.

Priya said...

Wow wat a fantastic squash fries...tempting burger..

tasteofbeirut said...

Yummy! I would eat this burger even though I am not that crazy about salmon and the fries look so crunchy and pretty I could eat a gallon of those!

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, amazingly healthy...looks colorful...fulfilling meal:)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks delicious. A very healthy platter.

Pavithra said...

Wow thats awesome meal and i always adore your platter..so healthy and colorful and filling.

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow!!! Looks great and beautiful clicks:)

Cham said...

The fries and salmon burgers wow sounds super delicious :)

SE said...

this looks superdelicious...loved the squash fries!

Akal's Saappadu said...

what a delicious spread you've got there!! I'm going to start loving burgers if you make dishes like that!!! what a colourful and balanced combination!! simply superb!!!

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,tasty semi homemade meal love the fries.

JASMINA said...

I just wanted to thank you for posting a comment on my Haiti post.I appreciate it very much!
And...I appreciate very much the idea of butternut squash fries :o)!
Hugs your way...

Anonymous said...

My kind of burger.

Rahin said...

Hey Yasmeen, who says semi home made is not healthy :) Thanks for a delicious, healthy and beautiful entry, perfect for the event

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