Monday, March 18, 2013

for the love of salads

i love salads. i was pretty stoked to have pulled together this delicious salad last night in the midst of very tired kids after a fun night at babie and abuelo's house (grandparents) which included going to sleep at midnight (!!), eating chocolate after breakfast (!!!) and watching a lot of tv. know wonder they love going over there....

yesterday i defrosted my wild salmon and bought arugula and romaine lettuce. i knew i wanted to use those ingredients and needed the right salad dressing for it. i adapted this one and made it my own.

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

In a small stainless steel or glass bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, honey, salt, pepper, and garlic until it's all mixed together. Place in refrigerator until ready to use.

I added the romaine, arugula, 2 hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, kalamata olives, and sunflower seeds. 

For the salmon i marinated it in tamari, orange juice (one fresh squeezed orange) and a teaspoon of honey. I was only able to marinate the salmon for about 45 minutes, we usually do this for 12 - 24 hours. we always grill our salmon but last night i broiled it and it came out just as good. broil for about 10 minutes, the first 5 minutes were not on the top shelf of oven but more in the middle and the last 5 minutes I moved it to the top. Make sure you add all the juices from your marinade to the pan along with the fish.

T crashed out while waiting for dinner

What's your favorite food, dish, meal? I plan on making these kabobs for my family this week and i have a new recipe brewing in my head!

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