Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A little treat just for you...

Hi friends,

Do you like salmon? You have to like salmon...

I love the stuff and all the fabulous omega3s! I told you about this recipe in my previous post and here it is. I made it for the first meeting of our new dinner group. We had a lovely time (thanks Dn. James and Corinne) and everyone really seemed to like my salmon. (It's a definite crowd pleaser, as long as your crowd likes salmon.)

I did make a few changes. I substituted plain nonfat yogurt for the mayonnaise. I liked the idea of the tangy yogurt instead of the mayo. I just thought the mayo might be too fatty along with the fish. I also pureed the sauce and it made it very pretty. The green avocado sauce looks so pretty alongside the pink salmon. (If you've known me for any length of time you know I LOVE pink and green!)


Spicy Salmon Fillets with Avocado Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon brown
sugar
2 teaspoons paprika
1 ½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon ground
cumin
½ teaspoon chili powder
1/2teaspoon ground black pepper
6 (6 to
8-ounce) salmon fillets
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small very ripe avocado,
peeled and cubed (about ½ cup)
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
5 tablespoons
mayonnaise

Preheat broiler. Combine first 6 ingredients in a
small bowl, and set aside.
Rinse fillets, and dry well. Place, skin
side sown, in broiler pan; brush each top with 1 teaspoon oil. Sprinkle
evenly with brown sugar mixture.
Broil 5 inches from heat 1 ½ to 2 minutes
or until brown sugar mixture begins to caramelize. Reduce oven temperature
to 425 degrees and bake 8 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork.
Mash avocado until smooth; stir in lemon juice. Whisk in mayonnaise
until very smooth. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Serve with
fillets.

In other news, this past weekend on into Monday and Tuesday I was terribly sick! I've coughed my head off for 4 days straight. I finally went to the doctor on Tuesday and was given a lovely shot of a "sinus-cocktail." I recovered within a few hours. AMAZING!

On Friday we had a liturgy for St. John the Evangelist. He's the patron Saint of our Parrish. I actually took a half day so that I could be there, it was so nice. That evening, since we had a katalysis for fish, we went to Soul Fish with our friend Claire and baby Zoe. We had such a great time!

Other than that excitement I was in bed from Sunday until Tuesday. I was able to go to young adults on Sunday night but I probably shouldn't have. I was so tired of being in bed! I have a serious back-ache as a result of all my lazy time. But I'm better, so no more complaining, I promise!

Wow two posts in one day... lucky you! ;~)

2 comments:

Corinne said...

one more thing about that salmon---since I have a very old and very basic oven, we didn't broil the fish but cooked it for 10 minutes in the oven and it was great that way too!

Also Caitlyn, if you haven't chatted with Tanya Dely at our church yet you must.....she is a culinary chef who teaches for Viking and you definitely want her in your supper club at some point!!!

Aaron and Andrea said...

I went to the Greek Fest too, and they had already sold out of all their pastries by the time we got there! I was so sad. Just thought I'd lament to you. :( Next year, I'm getting there when the doors open! And the salmon sounds delicious!!