Before Roy went off to his work site, I prepared him a special meal of salmon and his favorite, what I call "evil", vegetables. I enjoy cooking for him; I don't mind preparing meals that I, myself, would not eat because it's not all about me...it's all about him. This meal is easy for even the novice cook to prepare; the fish is steamed over the vegetables allowing it to cook perfectly without burning or sticking to the skillet. The flavors of the seasoning, vegetables and salmon intermingle in a delicate, not overpowering fashion. It is simple, yet elegant; the type of meal no cook would be embarrassed to serve for a special occasion, or just because.
Don't be afraid of the serving size of ten I have listed. I made enough that I could package some up and he could take with him to his work location to eat later on.
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine
1 lb. fresh green beans, tips removed
1 small head cauliflower, broken apart
4 large green onions, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
10 - 4 oz pieces of salmon, skin and bones removed
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp crushed dried thyme
1/4 cup fresh, chopped cilantro
Sprinkle the salt, black pepper and thyme over both sides of the salmon; place the salmon on top of the vegetables. Cover with a lid and leave it alone for 20 minutes. This is important, LEAVE IT ALONE; no peeking, prodding or poking; otherwise you'll lose that steam and that is what is doing all the work for you.
Before serving, sprinkle the cilantro over the salmon; the fresh, green herb will brighten up, and add an appealing final note, to the entire dish.
As I stated before, this will make 10 servings all together; but the recipe can easily be adjusted for less; or even more if you intend on serving it at a dinner party. Enjoy!
This looks good to me! I plan to make it. I made your 3/20/12 recipe of "wild" Shepherds pie but used elk. I was a little confused between the two recipes (some measurements/sizes were different) but told myself all will be ok. It is waiting to be put in the oven. The meat was very tasty and that coming from someone who is not a fan of red meat :)ReplyDelete