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And the Secret Ingredient is......

DILL!  Dried or fresh.

This is the secret ingredient for the Iron Chef Challenge over on Healthy Cooking this week.  The response has been underwhelming, so we'll just see how it goes.

The idea is to search for recipes (healthy ones!) using the secret ingredient each week, cook it for your family or significant other, or just for yourself, and review it this week.

The purpose behind it is to get people out of a rut, cooking wise, and encourage them to try new foods/ingredients they might not have otherwise.  And to use these ingredients in a recipe that is healthy and great tasting.

You can read more about it over on Healthy Cooking, if you care to participate.

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579258 tn?1250652943
Thanks for the heads up on the secret ingredient. Dill is one of my favorites and I've already hunted down a healthy recipe .. will respond a little later and let you know how it turned out!  

Salmon with Dill Sauce
Quick Cooking

This moist tender salmon is a savory treat draped with a smooth creamy dill sauce.


CATEGORY: Low Sodium


TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

1 salmon fillet (1 pound)
1-1/2 teaspoons dill weed, divided
1/2 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend


Place salmon in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon dill. Cover and bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the yogurt, sugar, seasoning blend and remaining dill. Cook and stir over low heat until warmed. Serve with the salmon. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts
One serving: (4 ounces) Calories: 227 Fat: 12 g Saturated Fat: 3 g Cholesterol: 77 mg Sodium: 76 mg Carbohydrate: 3 g Fiber: 0 g Protein: 24 g Diabetic Exchange: 2-1/2 lean meat, 2 fat.

This comes from Taste of Home ... will try to get the ingredients and make tomorrow or Wednesday.  
172023 tn?1334675884
I missed this, so I'll move it over to Healthy Cooking.

I just put mine up today over there.  Its Danish Meatballs with a Creamy Dill Sauce.

I rarely cook with dill, so this should be....interesting!  
579258 tn?1250652943
Thanks Peek .. next time I'll post in both places .. :)  

Come on WL&D Community .. let's all explore some new healthy recipes and have fun with this .. what an opportunity to enlarge our healthy choices!!!
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