May 1, 2008
Dinner from the Farm
Grilled asparagus, marinated baked salmon, tossed salad. All these veggies are from yesterday's farm box - yay for new tomatoes!
The asparagus came out wonderfully - and so simple to make. I just tossed it with some coarse salt, and then grilled it on our George Forman for ten minutes or so, until it was soft to a poke from a wooden spoon. It comes out really wonderful because the salt makes it "sweat" and it dries out a little, and at the same time the sugar in it caramelizes.
The salmon was marinated in my new favorite "stuff from the door of the fridge" marinade that I have so far also used to marinade another batch of asparagus and chicken, each of which has turned out great. The marinade consists of minced garlic, salt, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, mustard, and soy sauce. I actually reused the one left over from the asparagus to marinate this salmon, which sat in the fridge absorbing the sauce for two days. Delish.