Monday, January 24, 2005

Another food post

I am too mentally tired out to do a deep-thinking post, so let's go to my happy place. Food. Oh, food. I made the best dinner last night. Here it is.

Cider-glazed salmon
4 small or 2 large salmon steaks, washed, patted dry and seasoned with salt and pepper
1/2 c apple cider
1 tsp Grey Poupon mustard
1 tsp dry ginger
2 tbsp brown sugar (I used Sucanat, an organic sugar I've been experimenting with. It has a nice molasses flavor.)
Cooking spray

Spray large skillet and heat to medium-high. Set salmon in pan to brown.
Meantime, whisk together remaining ingredients in small bowl to create your glaze.
Turn salmon. Pour glaze over the top.
Cook, covered, until salmon is firm. Remove and plate.
Deglaze pan with more cider--maybe 1/3 c. Reduce to a scant 1/4 c. Drizzle over salmon on plates.

capellini with gorgonzola and baby peas
Cook a package of capellini to al dente. Toss WHILE WARM with crumbled gorgonzola, 1 tbsp olive oil, baby peas, and salt and pepper.

roasted root vegetables
Peel and dice 2 turnips and a bunch of beets. Toss with 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper, and rosemary. (I used dry but fresh would be better). Spread in single layer in pan and bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until soft.

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