The salmon is slow cooked, which produces a rich, smoky flavor. Guests enjoy the wonderful taste of this specially prepared salmon. The plank must be soaked overnight before use. Be sure to use wood that has not been treated with any chemicals.
A host of vegetables are in every bite of this substantial casserole. Onions, garlic, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, oregano and brown sugar are in the sauce, while spinach, cottage cheese, basil, eggs Parmesan and mozzarella make the filling.
It's creamy because of the cream cheese and creamy peanut butter. It's smooth because of the confectioners' sugar and whipped topping. All this creamy and smooth rests in a chocolate cookie crumb crust.
When my friend Dee gave me this recipe I was very skeptical. Who ever heard of cheesecake made with crescent dough? I made it one day when I had 3 back-up desserts and it was one of the first to go. So easy to make and a popular demand by my family, I make it all the time. Hey!! Even my no-impress mother-in-law asked for the recipe!!! Enjoy!
I've had the seared tuna in nice restaurants, but this is better than all of them. One tablespoon of wasabi sounds like a lot of heat, but somehow this cooking method mellows it to almost nothing, just leaves the flavor. Really really great.