Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Simple Soy Salmon and Wrapped Asparagus
And then there are the days the preference is to keep it simple.
I do try to keep frozen salmon filets in the freezer for just such occasions – no time to be creative or plan. Truth be known, I had ate a late lunch out and was not hungry myself so this dinner was prepared for one - #1 fan of my cooking!
The entrée: Salmon in Soy and Brown Sugar. This is a very simple and easy marinade. Soy sauce and brown sugar are combined and brushed on the salmon. A small amount is set aside to drizzle on the finished salmon before serving. The samlmon was cooked on a grill pan on the stove top.
Side: Steamed Asparagus wrapped in Roasted Red Pepper. I typically roast red peppers weekly so that they are available for a lunch time wrap or to “adorn” other vegetables.The asparagus was steamed and then wrapped with a slice of red bell pepper.
Crusty bread was served with an evoo, basil and garlic dip. I continue to use and recommend Lucini Premium Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Lucini.com) for all dressings and dips.
The combination of colors on the dark plate made an otherwise simple dish attractive, and “tasty,” according to the grateful diner.