Wednesday, September 8, 2010

teriyaki salmon

I defrosted one of my salmon popsicles and it turned out ok. The texture is not the same as fresh, but that could be due to the fact that made quite a mess of filleting my salmon. I will have to see what the next one is like. Nonetheless I had a very lovely dinner of salmon teriyaki with steamed green beans.

Teriyaki salmon

1 clove garlic minced
1 small nub of ginger minced (to taste)
Ponzu sauce or Soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
sesame oil - dash 
squeeze of fresh lemon or orange juice (1 tbsp)

Mix the ingredients in a shallow bowl. Marinate the salmon fillet for at least 30 mins in the fridge. Heat a grill pan on high, spray with oil or Pam.  Turn down heat to Medium, and cook salmon on both sides until done.  If there is any remaining marinade, bring it to a boil after removing cooked salmon to plate. Spoon heated marinade over the fish. Serve with steamed green beans and rice if you like.

Monday, September 6, 2010

end of summer

'Tis the end of summer, and the beginning of the end of all the lovely in season fruits and veg. Well, I guess fall does have a few good items...but really it is a bit of a wind down. So here is a bit of a pictorial celebration.
Okanagan Cherries
Okanagan peaches
Wild Blackberries
Green Beans
Fresh fig and chevre salad

Fresh Fig and Chevre Salad 
(serves 2)

4 large fresh figs
arugula leaves
Olive oil
Crema di Balsamico - a balsamic dressing

Place some arugula on each plate. Cut a cross in the top of each fig and press open. Top with some fresh chevre. Drizzle with the crema di balsamico and olive oil.

Super easy, super tasty!