This weekend I realized that I haven’t been cooking much lately. I have been trying to exercise more and after getting home at 8pm after a spin class, all I can manage is making a tomato-feta salad and call it a dinner 🙂
One of the supermarkets had the wild alaskan sockeye salmon in stock, so I picked up a piece for dinner on Saturday. Is it just me, or the “color added” sign on the farmed salmon just got more noticeable? While, I have nothing against good chemicals (I am a chemist after all :-)), I am little put off by this sign. I don’t understand why you need to add the color especially know since the supermarkets have to have the “farmed” sign on the seafood.
I really wanted a light and healthy meal, so I just made a quick salsa with some ingredients I already had in the fridge. Here is what I used:
- 1 piece salmon
- salt, pepper, olive oil and lime juice
- 1/2 cup diced rhubarb
- 1 small cucumber
- 1 Tb diced onion
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1/2 jalapeño (make sure you don’t pick the hottest one ever!!!)
- 1 Tb oil
- 1 Tb Agave Maple syrup or honey
- juice from 1/2 lime
Preheat broiler. Rub salmon with salt, pepper, olive oil and a bit of lemon juice. Place on a oiled baking sheet skin side down.
For the salsa, chop everything, mix together and let it sit for 10-15 minutes for the flavors to blend. So, for the past year or more, jalapeños have been very mild so I didn’t think that I picked the hottest one ever until my left hand started burning!!! When did jalapeños go back to being spicy again? I am usually careful when chopping habaneros, but I never take any precautions with the jalapeños. And unfortunately, once the oils soak into the skin, nothing can really relieve the pain and trust me I tried everything! The spice is oil soluble, so I did a vegetable oil wash followed by dish detergent (which can get rid of oils). I tried rubbing alcohol as well, bath oils, lotion (it is oily so it can dissolve some of the oils as well) to no avail…well, there was some temporary relief, but not long lasting. Thankfully, I just chopped half of it so I was fine by the next morning.