August 23, 2011

another salmon recipe keeper

From homeschool to food, don't you love how I can jump from one topic to another so quickly?! I am a lifestyle blog after all, at least I think of it that way. I am sure there will be lots more school talk round these parts, especially since this is all so new to us and there are so many aspects of it that I want to capture and reflect upon. All in all, homeschooling day two went well, I just need to be more patience. God, help!
another yummy salmon dinner
On a food note, we tried out this delicious salmon recipe last week. I really liked it, though next time Ben and I both agreed that the recipe could go a bit lighter on the vinegar.

Marinated Salmon with Watermelon-Sesame Salsa (via Kaiser Permanente recipes)
Instructions:
Marinate salmon fillets for 20 to 30 minutes in two cups puréed watermelon, 3 oz (3 to 4 inch long piece) grated fresh ginger, 1 cup sake, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar, 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes and 1 tsp salt.

For the salsa:
1 cup diced and seeded watermelon
about 1/4 cup diced red onion
1/2 cucumber diced
1 Tbsp toasted (dark) sesame oil
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tsp red pepper flakes
3 to 4 leaves of fresh mint chopped
1/4 bunch of cilantro chopped
2 tsp sugar and 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil.

Mix and adjust seasoning and sesame oil to taste.

Grill the salmon fillets or roast in a preheated olive oiled baking dish at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes. Arrange the fillets on a bed of mixed lettuces, garnish with cherry tomatoes. Top the salmon and the lettuces with salsa. Serves four.

The recipe contains onions, which I can't really stand right now, but having ice cream afterwards makes the lingering onion taste in my mouth go away. Problem solved. These days though I am craving some sort of teriyaki beef. Hopefully, Ben and I can get a date night in on Friday and satiate this craving of mine. I so can't wait to have my normal appetite back and have me some sashimi and beer! That's right... I am looking forward to drinking a beer!

Are you craving anything lately?

14 comments:

  1. That looks yummy! And I've been craving halo halo lately.

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  2. Yum! This even looks yummy to a vegan. I'll have to make it for my non-vegan family someday.

    xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  3. Too funny, we just had grilled salmon last night too and I was so craving a beer, which I always do when I'm pregnant!

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  4. Yummy! Where was this recipe yesterday? I'm nearly 12 weeks pregnant and every other day I'm wishing for fish!

    Much love,
    http://lillovestories.blogspot.com/

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  5. Oooh...that salsa sounds so good, too! I have been craving snickerdoodles lately - going to bake some today!

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  6. Yum!! When is your next post about how you and your hubby got together?? I'm dying!!!

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  7. rebekah- soon! promise... maybe next week!

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  8. Thanks for the recipe-- just bought some tuna so this is perfect! I think it's funny that you think anyone's going to question your variety of topics... don't we all do that? I think that's what makes your blog so interesting. I'm so excited to follow your homeschooling progress! So excited. And for your upcoming birth day!

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  9. Ooh, this recipe looks great. Cravings? Sugar. I'm coming up to 22 weeks and in first tri all I wanted was potatoes and starchy things. Now I just want sugar. Gimme .
    ;)

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  10. Im pregnant too, but in the midst of morning sickness, so im craving pumpkin anything! I actually just sent my hubby out to the supermarket to buy some pumpkin puree so I can make pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes with a lemon topping, and pumpkin cookies with chocolate drizzled on top! lol, yeah I'm definitely pregnant!

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  11. Mmmm, this looks good! We love salmon but it's pretty expensive here, so I try to have it once every so often just since it's so delicious and good for you!
    Yesterday I made a tomato salad for guests that made me think of you and your big beautiful tomato harvests! I thought if it was that incredibly delicious for us using half-ripe, store-bought, Jordanian tomatoes, it would have to be ten times better with gardened specialty tomatoes.

    Just look up the Pioneer Woman recipe 'Missy's Marinated Tomatoes.' It is a quick throw-together and then you just let it soak and eat, eat, eat!

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  12. YOM. I want to try this..like tonight! thanks :)

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