Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Orange Glazed Salmon

Yesterday was Valentine's day and I must say I am pretty blessed.  To start the day my cousin, whom I don't see too often, came for a visit, always wonderful.  Then a friend came to pick up a little Silver Shield from my business, another wonderful visit.  Then I made a mad dash to come up with gifts for all the loves of my life.  The hubby got a wheatgrass juicer, smile, pretty excited myself about that one.  Now I need to get everything ordered to start growing it.  The boys just got little things that they loved.  My sweetie got me a pair of Ugg boots, wow, that was definitely something I would never have splurged on myself so a big thank you and wet kiss to him.  So my day was pretty wonderful.

Since I haven't posted any recipes lately I thought I would share my Valentine's meal with you.  It was pretty delish and so simple that I didn't even plan ahead, totally made from on hand ingredients.  Oh I included a salad that was served first but it was nothing special just a basic Caesar, their favorite.

Here was the menu..... Orange Glazed Salmon
                                           Roasted Garlic Polenta
                                           Sauteed Spinach


Orange Glazed Salmon
Salmon {I am particular here, only wild caught but I'm sure farmed will taste as good but don't be fooled it  is not as good for you!}
Salt
Garlic Salt
Orange Marmalade
Sometimes less really is more and that's the case here.  Just lightly sprinkle fish with salt and garlic salt.  Place under the broiler for approximately 8 minutes.  Remove from oven and brush with a little orange marmalade.  Place back under broiler until it is done, depending on the size of your fish probably 3 minutes or so.  Mine were around 6 oz.

Roasted Garlic Polenta
1 cup polenta AKA yellow corn grits
3 cups water
Salt to taste
1 T. roasted garlic {this is a cheater item, the hubby bought some in a jar a week ago and I'm trying to use it up, I was thankful my cook time would have gone to MUCH longer without it}
1 cup whole milk
2 T. butter
Bring water to a boil and add approximately 1 teaspoon of salt.  Add polenta/grits and garlic, stir well.  When it begins to thicken add milk and butter.  Let it simmer 15 minutes or until grits are tender and they are pretty thick.  Turn heat off, they will thicken more as they cool a bit.

Sauteed Spinach
This is the perfect way to use up a lot of spinach.
1 t. butter {just a hint:  anytime I say butter I am using a product called Organic Earth Balance, so feel free to use a substitute but never, never, never margarine, YUCK!}
1 clove garlic
1 lb. baby spinach
Salt to taste
Saute garlic in butter, add spinach and a little salt.  Saute until spinach is wilted.  This doesn't make very much so if you are feeding more than 2 or 3 double it at least.

This meal was created in less than 30 minutes and really was wonderful.  The hubby and 13 year old loved it.

1 comment:

  1. Oh goodie, this can be a 'onezy'...Bob is not a salmon (or any seafood) eater...I love love love it...northwest caught...Whole Foods here I come.....the colder the waters...the better the seafood (my opinion) I can whip this up for me & throw him chili & we will both be happy. Thank You!!!

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