Friday, May 21, 2010

do it yourself - dinner

Since selling the store, our meals have gone from ... 3.5 stars to 4.5 stars. They're still not up to Denita's 5 stars, but we're moving in that direction. For a grand total of $14.00 we enjoyed the following (not including wine or tip). Dinner consisted of Cedar Planked Salmon with Dill Dip, Grilled Asparagus and a side of Garlic and Grape Tomato Pasta. Yumm.



Cedar Plank Salmon

Soak a untreated cedar plank for 8 hours.
Stir together the following marinade and brush or marinade Salmon with 1/2 the sauce prior to BBQ'ing. BBQ salmon for 20 min on soaked cedar plank stopping mid way through to brush on remaining sauce.

2tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
1tsp lemon rind (opt)
1 tbsp chives (or green onion)
Pinch of each Salt and Pepper

Serve with the following chilled dip (if you chill for an hour the flavors blend nicely, but that Salmon is so good all on its own we hardly used it.)

Sour Cream Dill Dip
1/2c Sour Cream
2tbsp grated cucumber
2 tbsp dill
1 tbsp chives (or green onion)

On The Side:

Grilled Asparagus
Toss asparagus with Olive Oil and Kosher salt, Grill for last 10 minutes of salmon - turning once at the 5 minute mark.

Pasta ... I'll deal with the pasta later, because really - it could (and has been) be a meal all to itself.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmmmm. Looks good. And thanks for the mention. (Aw shucks)


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