Friday, February 1, 2013

Sunday Salmon

Sunday dinner is always a good thing. I was just helper in the kitchen on this one so I asked my mom to describe what she did. This dinner spread is a common one for our family on a Sunday or such, but for some reason this particular meal was so delicious and amazing and perfect.

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.

1 comment:

  1. yuuuuum!! i want a sunday din at home! i/m really glad mom added 'boom goes the dynamite' when describing the potatoes.