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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!

18 comments:

doggybloggy said...

HOLY FRIGGIN MOSES that looks good and ITS IN FOCUS.....buff: that plate is you best photo yet and the salmon looks GREAT!

Claudia said...

I had the smoked salmon sandwich on pumpernickel with cucumber, tomato, sprouts and dill cream cheese the other day at the Clarke Cooke House in Newport Sunday. It was to DIE for.

leezee52 said...

Well I live in the Pacific Northwest and Salmon is a staple here. I just use Good Seasons Oil and Vinegar dressing and pour it over and for 2 pieces either bbq it or microwave it. it's Good!!!!

Dana said...

I like my salmon to taste like salmon - I tend to prepare it much like you - a little dill and some fresh lemon. That looks wonderful Buff!

buffalodickdy said...

DogB- It was great! Flavor and texture was all on target!
claudia- Sounds great, but I can't be seen eating a "girlie" sandwich like that in public!
leezee52- I don't see how you could miss, with that...
dana- I bet you would have enjoyed this, like a Midwesterner should!

Insane Mama said...

Im with Doggy That looks good and salmon is so good for you!

Jeff B said...

Except for the rainy part I'm all in. I agree with you about simnple being the way to go with it.

Odat said...

(Is it ok if I comment even if I don't like salmon?)
:-)

Peace

Urban Vegan said...

My favorite indulgence usually involves pasta. I could eat it every day, every meal...and for dessert, too.

Roger said...

Good stuff!! Damm I wish I could have some, didn't get any Salmon this run maybe in the fall.

Sornie said...

Hell, I just wish it was raining here!

G-Man said...

Thats one of my favorites as well.
You know what else I like that no else likes? Lake Trout!
Everyone says it's too oily, but thats what keeps it moist...G

deb said...

what time is dinner? oh damn it's Tuesday.

I'm waiting for the Copper River Run here.

Looks scrumptous.

Leighann said...

That looks absofreakinlutely delicious!!

I haven't had salmon since I was a kid, I think it's time!

buffalodickdy said...

InsaneM- Don't tell me it's good for me, you'll spoil the whole idea!
jeff- It's been thunderstorms or fireworks scaring my dog every day for a week!
odat- Of course you can comment, but not liking salmon? Unheard of!
UrbanV- You missed my annual post on something a vegetarian could eat (oriental cole slaw!)...
Rog- If I lived out there, I would definitely get out fishing more...
sornie- Wow! There is actually somebody not getting rains and floods?
G-man - I wouldn't call it oily, but it is fatty, and needs a good trimming before cooking. Tell the folks that say it's oily to poach it wrapped in aluminum foil...
deb- I thought Copper River would be done by now, but you would know better than me...
leighann- Definitely time to try it again!

Akelamalu said...

I love salmon and your recipe sounds scrumptious!

Beth said...

oh Buff....you don't know BAD salmon until you've had MY salmon! ;)

TavoLini said...

Looks fanTAStic!!

The sockeyes must be up in population this year, because it was on sale in Georgia, too. We've been throwing it on our bagels :)