And of course I forgot to take photos of it.
My in-laws came over to play with babies today (and allow me time to play with my new chocolate temperer doohickey) and they brought over cedar planks and a whole heap of salmon. C soaked the planks, threw the salmon on and then whacked them all on the grill.
Seriously – even little J had seconds!
I served this with boiled red potatoes tossed with butter and parsley, and bowl of sautéed snap peas dressed with a hint of balsamic vinegar.
There were almost nothing left over.
That makes me happy.
Boiled Red Potatoes tossed with Butter and Parsley by Me
2 pound Red Potatoes **I actually threw in 3 small normal potatoes as well.
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Tablespoon Garlic Confit
1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley, washed, dried and either cut or torn into small bits
1- Wash your potatoes and put them in a big pot.
2- Fill the said pot with cold water.
3- Bring the pot to a rolling boil and let everything cook for 10-15 minutes, until the potatoes can be pierced through easily *I like using a fork, C prefers a knife. Whatever.
5- While the potatoes are in the strainer, add the butter to the hot pot. Let it melt a touch and then add the potatoes back in. Drizzle on the Garlic Confit, add in the parsley and stir gently.
Sautéed Snap Peas dressed with a hint of Balsamic Vinegar by Me
1 pound Snap Peas, washed and ends trimmed off
1 Tablespoon Butter
1/8 teaspoon Ground Coriander **Optional, but totally use it if you’ve got it!
1/8 teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Celery Salt **Ordinary salt will work just fine too
1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
1- Wash and trim the ends off the beans, if you haven’t already.
2- Melt the butter in a large pan/skillet/whatever. Toss in the snap peas and sauté over medium-high heat until they glisten and smell delicious and ever-so-slightly start shriveling and turning a little golden brown. Make sure you keep stirring so they don’t burn.
3- Turn off the heat and add in the seasonings and then stir in the balsamic. Serve with a smile!
Turns out, J loves fish and R _literally_ ate all of the snap peas.
I, on the other hand, was reminded just how much I like wine.
Win win, I say.