Sunday, June 29, 2008

Super Salmon

I LOVE salmon. Ok, I guess my declaring my love for (insert food here) is getting pretty repetitive because looking through my posts I seem to say "I LOVE this or I LOVE that" a lot. But it's true. I just love food so much. Except jello---gag.

But really, around here salmon and asparagus is always a go-to meal for us. There is something about the combination that just goes so well together. 
We've tried making salmon tons of 
different ways, and they are usually all successful. This recipe was really exceptional however, my mom and I decided it is definitely one of the best. And of course, like most things, simple is better.

All we did was coat the salmon in 4 Tbsp dijon mustard, 2 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 clove garlic, salt and pepper. Then we threw it on the grill-pan
 for about 5 minutes per side. FABULOUS.

It was perfectly cooked and very moist. Usually we stick our salmon under the broiler, so maybe using the grill is key. I'll have to do some more experimenting which obviously makes me happy as it means MORE SALMON!

After dinner I made my mom a cappuccino:

I seriously love my espresso machine, we got it at Bed Bath & Beyond for $19.99, and figured it probably wouldn't work well but was worth a shot since it was so cheap. Well we were pleasantly surprised since it works great. Too bad I'm the only one that took the time to learn how to use it, so now I'm the "barista" of the family, and am getting pretty sick of hearing "hey Say, make me an espresso". Nah, I'm kidding, it's fun : ) I bet Starbucks is really regretting not giving me a job last year.....

Oh, and see that amazing frothed milk on the top? Yeah, don't expect that from the attachment on the machine---that thing really was a piece of junk. Good thing I have my Bodum milk frother. This thing is seriously amazing. When I was looking at the website to get a link I couldn't find the exact one I have, it seems they've upgraded to electric ones. Mine is a hand pump, but you know, a little bit of manual labor never killed anyone.

1 comment:

Aliza said...

If anyone has any doubts at all about the heavenly hand-operated milk frother Sar mentioned...think again.. This is the MOST AMAZING INVENTION ever it works a billion times better than any electric one I've ever used. Seriously...I swear by it. Frothed milk has just never been the same.