Alright – today I have a really fantastic guest post for you guys! I have been fangirling over Kita from Pass the Sushi since before I started blogging myself, and for several reasons. A) Her recipes are kick-ass! B) Her photography reduces me to drooling puddles. C) She works in a comic store! be still my fluttering heart! Add to that that she also is a great web designer and awfully nice, and well, how could I not worship her blog? So please enjoy her fabulous treat for the day!
Hi! I’m Kita from Pass the Sushi. Kiri has always been a great follower of PtS, and I love that she’s married to a comic artist! I run a comic shop and love being in the industry. I have met a ton of artists and their spouses and know that both sides have to be very supportive of one another. I’m pretty sure (outside of Todd McFarlane) none of us do this for the pay check – but for the love of what we do.
Me on the other hand. I’m as crappy at commenting as I am at churning out timely guests posts. But I am dying to try the fish tacos Kiri posted not to long ago and really enjoyed reading about Niagara Falls since we are planning a trip there ourselves in September. See, I’m just a quiet internet stalker really.
Ok, on to the food!
My site is packed with a wide variety of food from quick dinner fixens to smoker specialties. But when Kiri asked me to guest post, I knew I was in trouble. How does one with a category labeled, “Fat Kid Friendly” pick the perfect recipe for a blog with a major key word in the title “HEALTHY”. Call me crazy, but when someone asks me to guest post, I do my best to try to fit their blog. Now, that’s not to say that I don’t have what I consider healthy meals on my site, I am just not that into nutrition to know. If there is a good amount of vegetable, protean and dairy, I’m calling it healthy. Things finally narrowed down to a black bean soup, red beans and rice, and these salmon egg rolls. As you can imagine, neither the black bean soup or red beans and rice were very photogenic (though, both were tasty) so, rolls it was. And baked rolls at that! With salmon! Damn, I can do this healthy thing after all.
Baked Salmon Eggrolls
From She’s Cookin
3/4 lbs leftover grilled salmon
1 tbs canola oil
1 teas sesame oil
Dash of red pepper flakes
1 small onion, sliced
1 12oz bag of broccoli slaw
1 tbs rice wine vinegar
1 tbs Thai basil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
Flake the cooked salmon with a fork; set aside.
Heat the canola oil, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Turn the pan to coat and add the onions. Cook for one minute, then add the slaw. Cook until all vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes, stirring as needed to make sure nothing gets burned and stuck on bottom. Mix in the rice wine vinegar and stir to combine.
Lay a few egg rolls out at a time, and cover the remaining ones with a clean damp dish towel. Spoon out a thin line of broccoli slaw mixture on each egg roll towards either the left or right side of the wrapper, top with flaked salmon and a few pieces of basil. Dip your fingers in water, and line the long edge, furthest from the filling with water. Fold the bottom and top down on the wrapper, over the filling, then, starting with the side with the filling, press and roll the wrapper tightly. Lay, seam side down on prepared baking sheet. Repeat until you run out of filling, wrappers, or salmon. Both the salmon and the filing can be stored as leftovers and eaten without being in wrapped and rolled.
Bake the egg rolls for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, flip over, and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until golden and crispy all over.
Serve as an appetizer or over rice.
Wow – these look fantastic! Thank you so much, Kita, for conquering your inner healthy kid It’s been an honor having you post here!
I want to try and have guest posts here on a fairly regular basis, since I have enjoyed guest posting for other blogs and think it’s a great way to find new blogs and/or readers. If you would like to guest post here, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!