A Simple Solution For Perfection

Driving like a demon last night to make it home by 8:30 . . . a 140 mile commute with the sun in my eyes for an hour in an itty bitty car . . . my fiance called to say "Let's skip a restaurant and eat in." 

Fast on the reply I told him, "Go get a piece of wild salmon, 3/4 of a pound or so, and a few large scallops from Merrick's (which has the freshest of the fresh)."

Here's delicious, good for you, quick to make and very low impact:

1. Turn the oven to 350. 2. Turn up the heat to high on a large skillet and melt a tablespoon of veg or canola oil and an inch chunk of butter. 3. Salt and Pepper the salmon and the fat scallops . . .  no other spices.  4. Cook for a minute or so on each side. A nice brown crisp. 5. Into the oven for four minutes or so on each side. 6. Get that bag of mixed salads into a large bowl (I added halved cherry tomatoes, some sliced and quartered cukes and a tablespoon of so of minced red onion. 7. A quick vinaigrette of a T of balsamic , a T of red wine vinegar, two more of so of olive oil and a dap of Dijon mustard.

Whisk. Apply. Toss.  A bit of salt and pepper. Plate. Put half the salmon and a scallop on top. Add some butter and  Oscar's lemon juice to the pan (very, very important; this makes it) and spoon those juices over the fish.

Yes, perfection. 
HootieBootieInLuv HootieBootieInLuv 26-30, F 11 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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That does sound good... I haven't had any salmon in ages, I usually don't mess with the seafood area, except for shrimp.

It's a perfect food . . . perfectly tasty and perfectly easy to make. It demands simplicity. Try it.

That is impressive.

The only thing I do differently is I don't finish scallops in the oven. I prefer scallops a bit less done than salmon. I'd use a different pan for the scallops. Just my preference.<br />
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Either way, this is an excellent meal. :-)

Cooking salmon on the grill tonight...salt, pepper, dill, butter on tinfoil until flaky. Doesn't get much better!

Yummmm. Dinner too.

Thissounds very tasty. It sounds like you really konw how to cook.

The main course sounds absolutely delicious, but I'll bet dessert was even better....

lol. Deal!

Yummy.. your so talented

Lol. Isn't that avi great. I love the caption.

Sounds wonderful. Now I am hungry:)

Trade you for a bite of that tush.