Tuesday, April 13

Solar Salmon Loaf with Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Solar Salmon Loaf with Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
It's been a great week for solar cooking and so much fun to take advantage of this energy-saving way of preparing meals. I broke down and bought fresh orange and red peppers and a few Roma tomatoes. I know. I know. I'm supposed to be cleaning out my last year's crops but, every once in a while, you just don't want to do it. But this turned out so yummy that, if you try it, I know you'll forgive me. Some canned salmon, a bit of this and a bit of that and dinner is served.

Salmon Loaf is Done in Minutes
This really is one of those meals you can put together in no time, at all, and go about your business.
Salmon Loaf:
In a large bowl, mix together: 1 can of salmon, 1/2 medium chopped onion, 1 Tablespoon chopped celery, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh Italian parsley, 1 Tablespoon Sunflower nuts, 1/8 teaspoon paprika, 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger, 8 thin slices of Roma tomatoes. Place in loaf pan and shape so that it's highest in center and rounded down the sides. Arrange tomato slices across top.

Stuffed Red and Orange Bell Peppers:
Carefully slice around stem end of bell peppers. Remove seeds and white strips. If you can, without opening up the bottom of the pepper, slice across bottom to help pepper stand up in pan. From removed section of pepper, finely chop pepper and discard stem. Place in mixing bowl and add 1/2 medium chopped onion, 1/4 cup finely chopped celery, 1 Tablespoon finely chopped Italian parsley, 1 egg, 1 Tablespoon quinoa, 1 Tablespoon Bulghar wheat, (or 2 Tablespoons white rice), salt and pepper to taste, 1/8 teaspoon cumin, 1/8 teaspoon ground fennel seed, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, garlic salt to taste, 1/4 teaspoon Stevia, 1 Tablespoon Olive oil, 2 Tablespoons white wine. Divide mixture between bowls of peppers, filling 3/4 full. If any liquid is left in mixing bowl, divide between peppers. Stand peppers in loaf pan.

Place in preheated oven 325F for approximately 1-1/2 hours or until stuffing has risen to top of bell peppers. Conventional oven, 1.5 hrs. - 7500 BTUs; solar oven, 1.5 hrs. - FREE.

Remove from oven and slice peppers in half, vertically. The above recipe serves two. Give each diner one half orange and one half red stuffed pepper along with a generous portion of the salmon loaf. Garnish with Italian parsley in a Roma tomato flower.  This is a great summer dish and, with the weather we've been having, thought I'd get a head start. Cold weather's coming in this weekend. Back to stews, etc.


  1. I really don't like salmon, but that dinner looks amazing!

    I haven't been that great at cleaning out my stores of food either. *sigh*

  2. As long as it´s not smoked salmon I like it a lot. But it´s way to long since I had stuffed peppers. It´s so easy to do but I never seeme to remember it when making dinner.
    It looks delicious!
    Have a great day now!

  3. You come up with the best recipes, and you are so adventurous, when cooking in your solar oven! I love everything about this meal, it's so pretty and looks delicious.

  4. mmmmm....quinoa....i love it! the apple tree is about 6 years old and i am still training it.

  5. Would have never known that was salmon! Looks delish!

  6. hi sharlene...i am glad they arrived! those leaves are called ghost leaves and they are made by soaking leaves in a solution until just the skeleton is left. you can get them natural or sprayed which yours are. i bought them. i've made them in the past but it takes too much time! what luck that i picked your favorite candy! joyce

  7. Mmmmm... That looks delicious! I love salmon!

  8. I've not really heard about solar cooking, and I'm always looking for ways to save energy, so this is fascinating. I'm looking forwards to reading more recipes from you soon :)

  9. Oh, boy! Tax week can really put you behind on follow-up! I'm sorry.

    Thanks to all of you for your wonderful and supportive comments. It's not smoked salmon, Christer, because I wouldn't eat it, either.

    You give me hope, Joyce, in being able to train my apple tree. I thought I'd lost my window! Cow Tails are GONE! Yum.

    Welcome, Julie & Rachel! Thanks for stopping by and look forward to seeing you, again!

  10. Hey,Simply Life! So glad you stopped by. Come back whenever you can and join the fun.


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