Saturday, June 17, 2006

Miso-Maple-Ginger marinated salmon

Quick dinner idea, for a meal ready in 30 minutes flat.

1. Ask spouse to thaw salmon during the afternoon (that is, if spouse is at home, and if you forgot to take the salmon out of the freezer in the morning).

2. When you come home, mix 2 tbsp. light miso, 4 tbsp. maple syrup and a generous tablespoon of finely grated ginger. Add the salmon portions and let marinate for about 20 minutes.

3. While the salmon marinates, clean spinach and place them in steamer.

3. Light up the gril and, when it is very hot, start cooking the salmon. Meanwhile, steam the spinach. Everything should be ready about at the same time.

Enjoy! (and we did!)

Notes to self:
1. That makes a lot of marinade - enough for probably 6 portions.
2. The marinade is quite sweet, almost candy-like - next time, I'll use a bit less of maple syrup.
3. Leftover cooked salmon is great in a green salad dressed with a lemon-olive oil vinaigrette. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Easy, summery salads

With the heat wave - and smog alerts - we had last week, salads were in order.

Here are two of the ones we enjoyed... Quantities are to taste.

Green salad with apples and walnuts

Lettuce, torn in bite-size pieces
Green apples
Thinly sliced onion
Thinly sliced celery
Roasted walnuts

Walnut oil
Apple cider vinegar
Dijon mustard
Salt, pepper

Avocado-Apple salad

Granny Smith apple
Thinly sliced onion
Zereshk (a Persian dried, very tart fruit - can be replaced by cranberries)
Fresh tarragon
Olive oil
Apple cider vinegar
Salt, pepper