This is a post about nothing revolutionary… just two meals I’ve made lately that are EASY and involve seafood. First, salmon! It is my goal to cook salmon once a week. (We’ll see.) Today I was skimming an article on the Spanish Mediterranean Diet (from one of Chef José Andrés’ websites), and it really affirmed me in this meal:
I think I tend towards Mediterranean ways in general… it’s probably the Greek in me. For this meal, I used organic broccoli, brown rice with NO added anything (so the rice took 45 minutes or so to cook), and Atlantic Salmon (thanks, Harris Teeter, for your half-price deal!). The salmon marinade consisted simply of garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper… and I cooked the salmon in 5 minutes on our George Foreman. I finally watched Food Inc the other weekend, and it inspired me to eat as purely as possible!!
Of course, to balance out Food Inc, I suggest watching this. The other extreme… so funny. :)
Here is the second seafood meal I made recently:
The caption describes what’s going on here. The garlic and basil linguine is from Trader Joe’s (I love it, because it cooks in just around 5 minutes or so.). I made the spicy tomato sauce (really an “arrabiata sauce“) from tomato paste, water, and tons of different dried spices. I was going to put ground beef in the sauce for a standard meat sauce concoction, but Chris and I had just eaten Elevation Burger for lunch (YUM! And so in line with Food Inc… grass-fed, free range beef, and fries cooked in olive oil!), so we decided to go with fresh shrimp in the sauce instead. It was a lot lighter, but still filling. Delicious! :)