Photography for Sale

Monday, August 1, 2011

Beastly Salmon

Urban Dictionary says beastly means something that is totally friggin awesome.  Dude:  Way to be beastly by going up those stairs with your broken leg!  Trust me, this salmon is like a beast.  You'll have to fight your man off after serving this.

Marinade for 1 hr. with the following if you have the time - otherwise, go right to the Salsa

2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp spicy mustard
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
Dash of cayenne pepper

2 lbs. salmon fillet, abt. 1 in. thick                                                                                    
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Salsa Topping

1/4 cup chopped onion
1 jalapeno, or serrano chile,  minced
2 Tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 tsp. olive oil
1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, diced (abt. 1 cup)
salt and pepper to taste

4 6-oz. salmon filets


Brush salmon with olive oil
Grill or broil for 5 min. per side
Spoon salsa over salmon, the heat from the fish will heat the salsa.

Wine Pairing Suggestion:  Pinot Gris, a medium bodied white wine, rich and fruity.

I like to bake fresh asparagus for a side.  Simply drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.  Bake 15 min. at 400 degrees.  Don't forget to offer some hot buns!

Care must be taken here.  If you choose to get rowdy and both marinade and top with salsa, he may be chasing you around the table afterwards, so make sure the kids are tucked away beforehand.  :)

 If you're in a real hurry, you can use Mango Salsa w/Red Pepper and Cilantro, by Italian Rose, from Sam's Club.  It's delish!



Anonymous said...

It's delish! <---- Don't like this word. Overused to the point of meaninglessness and insipidly cute.

Perhaps it's just me but when it comes to food the reaction is never a sexual one. That is, while I would enjoy your this meal, I can't imagine chasing you around the table in wild desire--for any meal. This seems like a feminine projection of desired male behavior.

And really, some dudes (me) don't care for salmon (or fish in general). And I despise any mango. (this is all my opinion so grain of salt)

A story about the way you learned this recipe would be interesting. Maybe you could prove me wrong about some dude who jumped on you after you cooked this.

Is the blog aprons and heels or coffee stained aprons?

I hope I wasn't too hard on you.

Anonymous said...

Wow! How can you think that food can not be sexual? Its been said for years that sex starts in the kitchen ans I don't think they meant just with utensils.

Maybe you need your own Mrs. Tom Cruise to help you find the sexual parts of food and cooking.

Mel said...

Anonymous, I appreciate your taking the time to express your visceral reaction to my recipe. While it's true, salmon will seldom elicit ruckus behavior in the kitchen, heels and wine often will! Please give me an idea for a recipe you'd like me to expand on for a post. We do so love to be chased!