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)
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?


  1. om nom nom. so delicious!

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

    xo, rv

  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!

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

    Much love,

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

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

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

  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!

  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 .

  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!

  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!

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


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