Friday, February 1, 2013
Here's what my mom did:
Salmon: Spread a little olive oil on the top and bottom, place on parchment. Sprinkle with a salmon rub (I use a blend from Costco, but I have made my own before...super easy). Bake at 400 degrees, but check often. Don't overcook salmon! Time depends on thickness and size of your salmon.
Asparagus: Wash thoroughly and break off white ends---at least a couple of inches but where it naturally wants to break off, try it, you'll see what I mean. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and place on a single layer of a baking sheet (I always cover my baking sheets with parchment). Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and roast for about 8 minutes at 400 -425 degrees. You can put it in with the salmon or do it right after the salmon is cooked.
Potatoes: Wash, place in a saucepan with an inch or two of water and a little salt. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to about medium and put a lid on. If potatoes are small, they won't take much time to be "fork tender", maybe 6 minutes. drain water, add 1 tablespoon or two of butter and a grind of pepper and a little coarse salt and boom goes the dynamite!
Citrus Salad: Cutting the citrus fruits and placing in a bowl while the greens are prepared helps some of the liquid drain off. Once the greens are ready lay the citrus out and it won't get so soggy. We drizzled a homemade poppy seed dressing on.