Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Wild Gift

I saw the salmon out on the counter when I got home from work, so I knew I was in for a treat.

As I finished up some computer work, I was summoned to the dinner table. There upon my plate was a lovely parchment wrapped gift! As I opened the slightly steaming pocket, the aromas wafted through the air. A gorgeous deep pink Wild Alaskan Coho Salmon fillet topped with steamed spinach and lemon. A side of savory but simple brown rice accompanied.

How he did it! He placed the salmon fillets skin side down in the center of a large piece of parchment paper. He slathered the salmon with the sesame ginger marinade and a clove of fresh garlic, minced. He then placed a mound of fresh spinach leaves and topped with slices of lemons from our own young lemon tree. A small pat of butter was placed on top to permeate the ingredients as it steamed and to create its own juices. He carefully lifted the sides of the parchment upward and folded down, then gingerly locked in the sides. Like a little gift. Then he placed in a 350ยบ oven for 20-25 minutes. A creative and impressive presentation!

Tonight G made us a lovely, healthy dinner. I suspect the motivation for the light fare is because he has an appointment with the doctor tomorrow. EI