Sunday, March 20, 2011
The big reveal!
Now that everything has finished cooking, it's time to eat! Like we said, we made cous cous to go with our salmon and cucumber salad, but you could make anything you like. Steamed veggies are a good option, and even a fresh fruit salad would be light and tasty. The idea is to have a light meal option that you can whip up pretty quickly in the warm summer months. And once the grills start getting used again, you can easily cook the fish outside in some foil. Enjoy!
Time to cook!
Welcome back. This meal involves properly timing each component, so let's get started. 1. Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees and then preparing the fish. If you need to thaw yours like we did, make sure they have adequate time to do so. We soaked our packaged, frozen fillets in a bowl of cold water for about an hour and they were fully thawed. 2. Line a shallow baking dish with tin foil. Place the fillets skin-side down in the dish. 3. Spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard on each, then season with salt and pepper. 4. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the salmon and drizzle with melted butter. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon over the fish and place a slice of lemon on each fillet. This will cut down on the fishy smell in your kitchen…
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The perfect spring-time meal to usher in the warmer weather.
This week's recipe was inspired by the recent nice weather we've been having. The warmer temperatures and sunny skies remind us of those spring and summer evenings where we eat light meals outside. Since we love fish and it's Lent and many families prepare fish on Fridays, we figured another salmon dish was in order. Feel free to substitute with any fish of your choice; this recipe would work well with many types. You may also want to prepare another side with this meal; we made a package of Far East cous cous, but any kind of rice or a small salad would be a great idea too. Ingredients for the fish: Ingredients for the cucumber salad: See you back here at noon tomorrow for the preparation!