Monday, July 07, 2008
Indulgence- On A Monday?
Indulgences- We all got 'em, what'll we do with them?!!? We feed them- when we can afford it! For some- it's caviar, for another- it's Godiva chocolates.. For me, it is usually something I normally could afford- but can't always get! Today, that indulgence is- Sockeye salmon! Yesterday, I noticed in the advertisements, a local store had scored some late run Sockeye salmon... Wild caught, the store must have bought this part of the world's supply, because the price was $8.95 a lb.!! I love this salmon above all others... Red flesh, deep, but pleasant flavor- it is my personal favorite (and the worst salmon I ever had was still incredibly good!). Simple quality demands simple preparation! I first coat the fillet with olive oil- so the spices stick where I put them. I then season the salmon with sea salt, coarse ground pepper, dried dill weed, a touch of granulated garlic, and fresh lemon-squeezed from the fruit. I bind the spices with real butter- and broil until done. Tonight, we are enjoying this feast with a side of home made hearty pasta salad (multi-colored pasta,red onion,celery,carrot,hard cooked egg, and two cheeses, in creamy Italian dressing, red wine vinegar, crushed garlic, and strong olive oil!).
I bet you wish you were me on this rainy Monday night!