This recipe features fresh or frozen salmon with spiralized zucchini noodles, tiny tomatoes, and corn all tossed with your choice of homemade or prepared pesto. This delicious dish is elegant enough for company but easy enough for weeknight supper!

Pesto Salmon and Zoodles in Parchment

Makes 2 servings; Prep time: 10 minutes; Cook time: 15 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 small zucchini (about 4 cups spiralized) ends trimmed and washed (or purchase frozen zucchini noodles
  • 1 cup corn kernels fresh or frozen and thawed
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons pesto
  • 2 salmon fillets, 4 to 6 ounces each
  • sea salt/fresh ground pepper
  • Garnishes: lemon slices, toasted pinions, fresh basil

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (375 convection)
  2. Spiralize the zucchini. Add to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the corn and tomatoes, and 2 tablespoons of the pesto. Season with a tiny amount of salt and fresh ground pepper. Toss thoroughly to combine.
  4. Rub the remaining tablespoon of pesto on the salmon. Season lightly if desired.
  5. Using tongs, add half the vegetable mixture to the center of the parchment paper. Top with a salmon fillet. Fold in edges of parchment to create a little envelope – or, if you have it,  use parchment paper bags and roll down the top. Place on baking sheet in the preheated oven.
  6. Cook 15 minutes. Open one bag if uncertain to check for doneness
  7. Cut an X on the top side of the bag, and using a large spatula lift the contents on to a plate. Pour any accumulated juice over the top.
  8. Garnish as desired with lemon slices, basil, and toasted pinions. Enjoy!

Source: Seafood Nutrition Partnership; Recipe developed by Tamara Andersen of Beyond Mere Sustenance

 

Select Seafood and Show Your Heart Some Affection

February is Heart Health Month

February is the month of love, and this includes showing yourself a little affection by adopting lifestyle habits that keep your heart healthy and going strong. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends adopting healthy eating habits, 150 minutes of moderate physical activity every week, and maintaining a healthy weight as guidelines. Heart-healthy eating habits include choosing fruits and vegetables at every meal and snack, adding in nuts and legumes, opting for vegetable oils and lean proteins, and consuming more whole grains.

Seafood Helps Keep Your Heart Healthy

The AHA also recommends eating non-fried fish and seafood more frequently, ideally two times a week. Buehler’s is here to help you achieve this goal, offering a variety of fresh, frozen, and canned options throughout our stores. Consider these Healthy Living tips to add more seafood to your weekly recipe routines:

  • Try a new take on family favorites. Seafood fits perfectly into your family’s favorite meals. Try salmon burgers, shrimp stir fry, or shrimp tacos. Add canned tuna to a Caesar salad.
  • Seafood at breakfast? Crab and old bay seasoning are amazing in scrambled eggs. Try leftover salmon, pesto, and goat cheese in a Sunday morning frittata.
  • Opt for high omega-3 options. Certain types of fat, called omega-3s, are known to positively impact heart health. The best sources of omega-3s are fish like mackerel, trout, tuna, salmon, sardines, anchovies or pollock and shellfish including oysters, crab and mussels.
  • Use lean cooking methods. Grilling, baking and broiling are cooking methods that keep fish and seafood lean and aligned with heart-healthy eating habits. If Santa dropped an air fryer under your tree this year, you might want to try our Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Salmon recipe as this kitchen appliance is a great method for lean cooking.
  • Learn more. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Buying Seafood and Ultimate Guide to Cooking Seafood for your own master class.

 

Heart Healthy Seafood Recipes

Seafood = selfcare! Eat something delicious while protecting your heart with these recipes. The American Heart Association recommends two servings of non-fried fish every week for heart health.

White Fish Burrito Bowl with Pineapple Salsa

Panko Crusted Cod with Corn, Tomatoes and Basil

Pesto Salmon and Zoodles

 

Stay Healthy!

Heart disease is 80-90% preventable with a combination of healthy eating habits, exercise and maintaining a healthy weight. Buehler’s is here to help you achieve heart health with tasty products found in all our food departments.

Soy Ginger Marinated Barramundi

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 oz package of Barramundi Filets (2-3 portions)
  • 1 oz of cooking oil

Marinade

  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ Tsp minced orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 Tsp grated fresh ginger
  • ¼ Tsp chili flakes
  • Pinch of salt

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all marinated ingredients into a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Place barramundi into the marinade. Marinate for 2 hours.
  3. When you are ready to cook, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a sauté pan over medium high heat and add oil. Sear fish on both sides and place onto a lined pan and bake for 5-7 minutes or until the fish reaches and internal temperature of 145 degrees.
  4. Use the remaining marinade to make a delicious sauce: Pour remaining marinade liquid into the sauté pan, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for approximately one minute to slightly thicken.
  5. Serve with your favorite accompaniments such as steamed vegetables and rice.

Sushi Kabar, located inside Buehler’s Wooster Milltown, is no offering Hot Asian Food! Don’t miss out on these two introductory specials – effective January 6 – 10, 2021 on Dim Sum and Bao Sandwiches!

 

Chef Ben demonstrates how to make what is perhaps the BEST Chili ever! Bourbon, BBQ and Bacon Chili is loaded with great ingredients.

Bourbon, BBQ, and Bacon Chili

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ LB chopped bacon
  • 1 ½ LB ground beef
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 diced yellow onion
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ Tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups water (be liberal and add more if necessary)
  • 15 oz can kidney beans
  • 15 oz can pinto beans
  • 15 oz can sweet corn
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Garnish

  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Sour cream
  • Yellow onion, minced

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat stock pot over medium high heat, and render bacon until almost fully cooked.
  2. Add ground beef, onions, and garlic to stock pot. Cook until ground beef is cooked through, breaking up the beef as you are cooking.
  3. Drain some fat from the meat if you feel it is necessary, and deglaze the pan with the bourbon scraping the bottom of the pan to maximize flavor. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Turn the stock pot onto low and add tomato sauce, chili powder, salt, water, and cayenne pepper. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour adding additional water if the chili becomes too dry.
  5. Drain and rinse beans, and add to the stock pot with the corn. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and add BBQ sauce, and salt and pepper if desired.
  7. Garnish with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and minced yellow onion.

Ways to Improve Gut Health

The human body is host to tens of trillions of microbes and the largest population of these live in the gut – our gut microbiota. The right balance of these healthy bacteria is vital to feeling your best every day. As studies on the microbiota expand, we are learning how closely gut health can influence our metabolism, immune system, cholesterol levels, and possibly brain functions.

The good news is there are lifestyle changes we can make that will help promote a healthy gut and improve our overall wellbeing. Understanding the effects that poor eating habits, lack of sleep and stress have on our gut health can empower us to take action and give ourselves a serious gut check. Here are 5 daily habits than can enhance the health of your gut:

Make fiber your friend

Make sure to eat high fiber foods at every meal. While all fiber is important for digestive balance, prebiotics are certain fibers that feed the healthy bacteria in your gut. Sources of prebiotics include onions, garlic, leeks, asparagus, soybeans, apples, bananas, beans, and lentils, oats, flax seed and wheat bran.  Follow these tips to ensure you consume plenty of prebiotics:

    • Incorporate prebiotic fruits and vegetables into daily meals.
    • Add ground flax and wheat bran when baking.
    • Incorporate 3 cups of beans into your meals each week. Try black bean tacos, lentil/bean soup, or chili with kidney beans.

Note: Adding more fiber to your diet may cause some initial gastric distress. To minimize this, gradually increase your fiber intake.

 

Add powerful probiotics to your meals

Probiotics, the healthy bacteria that live in your gut, can be consumed in certain foods. Choose fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, miso, kimchi, and kombucha. Look for options that contain at least 1 billion CFU of healthy bacteria like lactobacilli and/or bifidobacteria. It’s important to have a source of probiotics every day to gain the health benefits. Click here for a list full of gut nourishing options available at Buehler’s store and when shopping online at Buhlers.com.

 

Buehler’s yogurt parfaits are a convenient way to add probiotics to your daily eating habits. Visit our yogurt parfait case for a healthful meal or snack to go!

Forget the fad diets

Avoid diets that eliminate whole food groups. Diets should include diverse food choices, in moderation. Research is showing that the microbiota has a great range of needs that a diet with a variety of foods can help provide.

 

Get your ZZZZs and avoid stress

Not getting enough sleep can have unhealthy impacts on your gut health. Try to prioritize getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night and talk with your physician if you are having trouble sleeping. Lack of sleep can also lead to higher levels of stress which is hard on your entire body, including your gut. Try meditation, walking, diffusing essential oils, decreasing caffeine intake, laughing, or yoga to help relax.

 

Consider supplements

Adding a prebiotic or probiotic supplement to your daily habits may be a great way to improve your gut health. As mentioned, prebiotics provide “food” to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut, while probiotics are live healthy bacteria. It’s best to consult your healthcare provider when choosing a probiotic or prebiotic supplement to ensure the best health benefits. Buehler’s offers a wide selection of high-quality supplements

 

Learn more:

Join Chef Ben as he demonstrates how to make delicious Pork and Sauerkraut!

 

Pork and Sauerkraut

INGREDIENTS

  • 6-8 # Pork Butt (Shoulder Roast)

Dry Rub

  • 1 Tbsp Dry Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

Additional Ingredients

  • ¼ Cup of Oil
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion, Sliced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, Smashed
  • 2 Apples, Sliced
  • 4 Whole Bay Leaves
  • 2 Cups of Chicken or Beef Stock
  • 1 Bottle/Can of Beer (Lager or Pilsner)
  • 2 Lbs of Sauerkraut

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix together dry rub ingredients.
  2. Even coat the pork butt with the dry rub.
  3. Heat a saute pan over medium/high heat, add oil and sear the pork on all sides.
  4. Place into the slow-cooker.
  5. Place onions, garlic, apples, stock, bay leaves, and beer around the pork in the slow cooker.
  6. Top with sauerkraut, and turn on low for 8-10 hours or until the pork is tender and pulls apart.

Buehler’s Seafood Department has great specials for the holidays!

Check out the items in our December 16 – 29, 2020 ad.

Wake up and smell the beef bacon!

Bacon lovers! Enjoy the bold taste of Certified Angus Beef® brand Beef Bacon by Schmacon. The hearty strips of beef are made without any added nitrites or nitrates.

Scmacon, your new favorite pork bacon alternative, is now available at Buehler’s! It is made with the premium beef you know and love.

Schmacon crisps quickly and delivers a smoky, sweet, beefy flavor. It is satisfying in ways that only beef can be. It is whole-muscle beef, smoked and glazed with less fat, less calories and less sodium than pork bacon. It also cooks in half the time of pork bacon.

Great as a side on a breakfast plate, or as a unique addition to your favorite recipe, pick up a package of Schmacon in our Meat Department today!

 

Try these Schmacon Recipes

 

Schmacon Waffles Napoleon

 

INGREDIENTS

1 waffle cut in half
1 oz. whipped cream
1 oz. maple syrup
Powdered sugar
3 slices crisped Schmacon

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prepare waffles according to instructions.
  2. Layer waffle, whipped cream, waffle, Schmacon.
  3. Then top with fruit if desired or just powdered sugar and syrup!

 

Schmacon Rockstar Burger

Serves 2-3

INGREDIENTS

Burger:
1 lb ground chuck beef
3 slices crisped Schmacon, chopped
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Toppings:
6-9 slices crisped Schmacon
2-3 Fontina
cheese slices
Grilled onions
Red leaf lettuce

Tomato, thinly sliced

Sriracha mayo:
1/2 tsp Sriracha sauce
2 1/2 Tbsp mayo

Brioche Bun or other

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prepare Schmacon, crisping them to package directions.
  2. Mix Sriracha mayo ingredients and set aside. Mix ground chuck beef, and all burger ingredients.
  3. Form into (2) 1/2 lb or (3) 1/3 lb burger patties.
  4. Grill or pan fry onions until browned.
  5. Grill burgers until desired doneness and/or juice in burgers run clear.
  6. Top each burger with two or three slices of crisped Schmacon. Add other toppings as desired.

Enjoy, you’re a Rockstar!

 

Schmacon Crusted Atlantic Salmon over Lemon Avocado Jus

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

4 strips Schmacon
1 – 6 oz. salmon filet
2 lemons
1 Hass avocado (ripe), sliced
1 oz. canola oil
1 Tbs. salt and pepper
1 egg yolk
2 oz. cold water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Whisk water and egg yolk together.
  2. Lightly brush salmon filet with egg mixture adding a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Lay Schmacon strips side by side on a cutting board and place salmon in the center.
  4. Wrap Schmacon around salmon.
  5. Brush with egg mixture once more.
  6. Heat oil in pan over medium high heat until just beginning to smoke.
  7. With metal spatula, carefully set salmon in oil with smooth side down.
  8. Turn when Schmacon begins to brown, approximately 3 minutes. Carefully turn over and cook for 4 more minutes.
  9. Remove salmon and place on plate to rest.
  10. Pour oil out of pan and squeeze lemon juice into pan, not over heat, adding salt and pepper.
  11. Add avocado into pan with lemon juice and heat over high heat for 20 seconds.
  12. Remove liquid and avocado onto plate.
  13. Slice salmon in half and place on avocado.
  14. Garnish with fresh herbs.

 

Recipes courtesy of Scmacon

MORE SCHMACON RECIPES

Join Chef Ben as he demonstrates how to make Prime Rib Roast!

 

 

Prime Rib Roast

 

INGREDIENTS

4 Lb CAB Prime Rib Roast

1 Tbsp Kosher Salt

1 Tsp Black Pepper

1 Tbsp Minced Garlic

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cut out and remove bone from the rib roast and set aside.

Season roast with salt, pepper and garlic evenly.

Using butcher’s twine, tie the bone back onto the roast prior to roasting. This will impart more flavor into the roast.

Place onto a roasting rack to elevate the roast and place into the oven to sear for around 30 minutes.

Once roast is seared, turn down the oven to 325 degrees and continue to cook until the middle reaches a temperature of 120 degrees. This will keep your roast in the rare to medium rare range.

Take out of the oven and let rest for a minimum of 10 minutes to seal in the juices.

Remove bone, slice and serve.

You can roast the rib roast for longer if you prefer your roast to be medium or higher. Roast to an internal temperature of 130 degrees for medium.

 

Creamy Horseradish Sauce

 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

1 ½ Cups Sour Cream

4 Tbsp Horseradish

1 Tbsp Sugar

½ Tsp Salt

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl.

Whisk to combine.