Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I Could Show You a Picture, But It Might Make You Lose Your Appetite

My camera's on the fritz, so all the pictures I take are a sickly green, and oozing with psychedelic trails. But I figured it's about damn time I updated this blog, so here's a description of tonight's dinner. You'll just have to trust me that it looked appetizing.

I'm still doing the vegan-during-the-week thing, but I've been finding myself kind of losing steam come midweek. It might be a need for protein, it might just be mid-week exhaustion. Whatever the case, I decided to make Wednesday nights fish night, since I should eat more fish, and just haven't been eating it on the weekends.

So tonight I got a wild caught salmon fillet and prepared it by rubbing some olive oil, salt, and pepper on it, placing it in a small cast iron skillet skin side down, covering it, and cooking it on medium heat. This ensures a crispy skin, which is perhaps my favorite part of a good piece of salmon. I think it took about 10 minutes to cook through. I made a sauce of capers, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, and a bit of lemonaise to put on top.

On the side were a couple of small, boiled fingerling potatoes. They're bright yellow potatoes, and don't need any butter, just a little salt. (For reals.) And finally, I also made some roasted tomatoes, which were broiled in the toaster oven with a sprinkling of sugar and olive oil.

And then I ate it all, and it was AWESOME. The salmon was so much better than some of the sickly pink farmed salmon I've had. And the tomatoes were amazing. I'm not a big tomato fan. I don't really like them raw, unless they're really flavorful heirlooms, and tomato sauce doesn't really agree with me. So this is definitely a way I'll be eating more tomatoes in the future.