2 lb (1 kg) sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter 2 Tbsp (30 mL) pure maple syrup 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin 1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger Salt and pepper, to taste
Mushrooms 1 Tbsp (15 mL) butter 4 cups (1 L) white button mushrooms, sliced 1/3 cup (80 mL) dry red wine
Salmon Patties2 - 5.6 oz (160 g) cans sockeye salmon 1/2 cup (125 mL) rolled oats 1 large egg 1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced 1 shallot, finely diced 2 tsp (10 mL) curry powder Juice of 1/2 lemon Ground black pepper, to taste 1 Tbsp (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
Potatoes: On stovetop, steam sweet potatoes until very tender. In large bowl, mash potatoes with fork or potato masher along with butter, maple syrup, cumin, ginger, salt, and pepper.
Mushrooms: Melt butter in skillet over medium heat; add sliced mushrooms and saute for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Stir in red wine and cook for another 10 minutes or until most of the wine has evaporated. Season with salt, if desired.
Salmon Patties: In large bowl, flake canned salmon with a fork. Mix in oats, egg, red pepper, shallot, curry powder, lemon juice, and black pepper. Form into 4 equal-sized patties.
Heat olive oil over medium heat in skillet and cook salmon patties for 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Flip carefully to avoid breaking patties apart, and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Serve patties with mashed sweet potatoes and top with mushrooms.
Each serving contains: 555 calories; 28 g protein; 20 g total fat (7 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 64 g carbohydrates; 9 g fibre; 437 mg sodium
Source: "8 Sniffle-Busting Foods", alive #338, December 2010
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