Well Dined

21Aug/162

Vegetarian Beet Burgers

Well Dined | Vegetarian Beet Burgers

A month ago, Melissa (Smells Like Brownies) asked for my help coming up with toppings for these gorgeous beet, quinoa, and black bean burgers. How could I refuse?!  Before I tell you what we decided on, let me tell you about the burgers themselves.

Well Dined | Vegetarian Beet Burgers

The are firm, full of flavor, have great texture, and are a little bit smoky.  Everyone always says this, but they do taste very meaty.  I swear.

Well Dined | Vegetarian Beet Burgers

Veggie burgers rely on many ingredients to make a good product.  They can be notoriously mushy and fall apart.  This recipe seems to hit all the right notes to make a great burger.  Mushrooms, onions, and beets give moisture and flavor; quinoa gives texture; and black beans and ground nuts hold it all together.

28Jul/140

Garlic Butter Salmon with Dill

Well Dined | Garlic Butter Salmon with Dill

I grew a monster dill plant - I'm talking like 3 feet tall with stems as thick as pencils.  So I went to Melissa and begged her to help me use up a ton of dill.  We brainstormed for a bit and came up with this salmon recipe.  I mean, what goes better with dill than salmon?

Well Dined | Garlic Butter Salmon with Dill

This recipe couldn't be easier - pour melted butter over a flank (or filet) of salmon, spread on minced garlic, top with dill, lemon slices, salt, and pepper.  Then just pop into the oven for 10 minutes, for a regular sized fish.  I picked up salmon from my favorite fish shop (MediterraFish at Mosaic, if you are a local), because their Norwegian salmon is healthy, sustainable, fatty, and HUGE.  Like really, really thick.  So it was more of a 15 minute fish (though I cut off a piece for me a bit early because I like my salmon medium - not quite opaque in the center, but still able to flake).

Well Dined | Garlic Butter Salmon with Dill

The house smelled Ah. Maze. Ing. while this was cooking, and just a few ingredients imparted a lot of flavor.  It would have been just fine on it's own, but we also made a sauce with sour cream, horseradish, lemon, shallot, and dill that took it to the next level.  So good, simple, and summery - get on it, people, and make this!  Stay tuned for the side dish recipe - Greek style zucchini salad.