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help me make this recipe lower in fat

thanks all ... is there any other kind of cheese that would taste good in this dish besides the gorgonzola?

Feb 27, 2011
gardengirl403 in Home Cooking

help me make this recipe lower in fat

hi everyone, could you take a look at the following recipe and help me make it lower in fat? It's the dressing that is my main concern ... I especially need some help in choosing something lower in calories than the buttermilk. Guess it is not a cobb salad without eggs ... perhaps I could only put in one? thanks.

Salmon Cobb Salad in Creamy Dill Dressing

6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 cooked salmon fillets, pulled apart with 2 forks into 1-inch pieces
4 slices turkey bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
1 cup shredded carrots
1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
2 tablespoons drained capers
2 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Arrange lettuce on a platter. Top with salmon, bacon, carrots, bell pepper, red onion, capers, eggs, and gorgonzola.

In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, buttermilk, Dijon, and dill. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Pour dressing over salad and serve.

Feb 27, 2011
gardengirl403 in Home Cooking

how to serve spaghetti/meatballs

I am serving spaghetti and meatballs for a dinner and was wondering if I should mix up the spaghetti with the sauce and meatballs? Or, should I let people put the meatballs and sauce onto their own spaghetti? I was thinking this could be quite messy.

Feb 25, 2011
gardengirl403 in Home Cooking

ground sirloin - fattier?

I used Rachel Ray's spaghetti and meatballs. I ended up making another batch with ground beef and I like them way better. I don't know why ... but they just taste leaner to me.

Feb 25, 2011
gardengirl403 in Home Cooking

ground sirloin - fattier?

is ground sirloin fattier than just regular ground beef? I made this meatball recipe and while they were quite good, they taste awfully fatty. I'm serving guests who are quite conscious of their health and I don't know how well these would go over. I'm tempted to use just ground beef.

Feb 24, 2011
gardengirl403 in Home Cooking

macewan meats in haysboro, calgary

has anyone dealt with this butcher shop in Calgary? What do you think of them?

I am a newbie cook and would like to start getting the types of meats I see asked for in a recipe. I go to Safeway looking for ground sirloin/veal/etc. and can't find it. Then I drive to Co-op and I might find it, I might not. It's frustrating.

I am a bit intimidated going to a butcher shop ... I have no idea why, but maybe because I feel out of my element ... but I am curious if they can cut for me what ever I want. Is it more expensive than going to a grocery store?

I only ask about Haysboro because it is just down the street from me. Anywhere in the southwest would be fine.

thanks for your responses!