Paying homage to my former McDonald’s loving self (🤢) by celebrating National Fast Food Day with a healthy twist. Today I’m cooking up some of our original Salmon Falafel aka “Salafel” burgers. 🍔
Salafel is just Atlantic salmon, fresh green chickpeas, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. It’s GLUTEN FREE, packed with 19 g protein with only 180 calories and no sugar or trans-fat. PLUS it’s crazy simple to cook… 6-7 minutes to bake at 450 F or 2-3 minutes per side to pan fry on med/high heat.
Top with shredded lettuce, pickled red onion, and a simple Tzatziki sauce. This takes salmon burgers to a new level.
Under 10 minutes of prep & I’m biting into a juicy, nutritious burger. That’s some REAL (fast) food. 😋
Opel Omega GSI 3000 (1986-1994)
By the mid-eighties GM updated their their large European saloon cars, replacing the trusty Record and coming up with the Opel Omega A and its twin, Vauxhall Carlton Mk 2.
Both were an impressive progression on the old car and the aerodynamic new car boasted an Audi-beating drag co-efficient of 0.28. It still used a rear-wheel drive platform and it came with a well-sorted chassis that put up the fight to BMW's dominance.
Since the ordinary versions were a little dull, Opel decided to stick the Senator's 3.0-litre straight-six into it, thus creating a true mile munching missile.
It was give a body kit and spoiler to help it stand out from the crowd and with 178hp on tap, it was capable of topping 135mph, and doing it all day long. The car was so good that the police began using them as pursuit vehicles. By 1990, power was increased further by putting a new 24-valve cylinder head onto the 2969cc engine which upped the ante resulting in an extra 37hp taking it to 204hp. Performance was improved with the 0-60mph time now below eight seconds, while topspeed was up to 150mph.
This GSI 24-valve is the car that preceded the legendary 177mph Lotus Omega of 1993, in it's day a true Bmw M5 rival. Both of these are rare and fondly remembered.