Saturday night Robin and I hosted several friends from Crystal, including one Knitchen follower. It was so fun to welcome a new crowd to our house and spend time with such interesting people outside of work. The menu included Arctic Char with Cilantro Hazelnut Peso, Grilled Asparagus and Latin Teacher Onion Tart. We finished the evening with pound cake with balsamic strawberries.
I kept up Super Natural Week cooking Heidi Swanson’s Kale Salad with Toasted Coconut & Sesame Oil. While we enjoyed the result, I definitely should have used way more kale than the recipe called for. Could just be my love for kale. Who knows.
The salmon stole the show tonight, though. I threw a single piece of Atlantic Salmon on the grill and took off one of the best pieces of fish I have cooked at home. No special treatment. I just salted, peppered, and olive oiled before putting it on a well oiled grill. The fish must have been a fattier piece as there were more flare ups than I am use to coming off a piece of fish. I pulled it off a few minutes before it was ready and put it back on. The JV move of pulling it off too early allowed me to get the Varsity move of the crossed grill marks.
I wanted to make a Mario recipe for fava beans with Pecorino. No fava beans in the store so I used extra asparagus left in the fridge from yesterday. Tasted yummy but am excited to try with the fava beans.
Tuesday. Great Halibut. Tried to grill but ran out of gas during the pre-heat. I knew that was going to happen some day. Converted recipe to the stove top and loved it. The fish was some of the best I have made off the grill. Started in saute pan w/ evoo. Finished under broiler. Great fish ($18 for .8 lbs) helps.
Monday. Trajedy of the day? Robin forgot the Pansotti leftovers. So tragic it was worth a call to me at work 🙂 To buoy her spirits and because I had time, I doubled down and made two dinners instead of one.
Grilled Mahi-Mahi tacos were on the menu. Simplified and used store-bought salsa. Doubled the rub recipe for future grilling needs.
Vegetarian tortilla soup. On the menu for Tuesday, but had time to make it. Turned out to be a great compliment. Not shocking, I know. Will see a repeat tomorrow night after a work event.
Rub with love salmon and left over quinoa salad. Yummy and cheap dinner.