Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Is here! Smoked Fish Pastries

I don't know that you will find many people that are as excited about spring as I am, except maybe my daughter.  She knows what spring is all about, walks in the stroller and jumping in puddles.  This weekend after my husband took the kids shopping, Olivia showed up at home with a new outfit.  The result was an amazing puddle jumping wonder woman photo shoot.  The boots were from Target and I believe the shirt was from Spencer's. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ginger and Almond Salmon

My dad just sent two packages of coho salmon from lake superior.  One was smoked and one was fresh.  The smoked is siting in the fridge waiting to be devoured, but the fresh needed to be served right away.  Fresh water coho salmon is a really delicate fish and a treat.  I have been having a lack of inspiration as of late, which means I cook a lot of the same things on repeat.  Being in Wisconsin I don't get fresh fish often, and when I do it just isn't that fresh.  However, when my dad sends fish it is always pristine. Normally I would broil this fish with lemon and butter, however my oven is broken.  Instead I chose to prepare the fish with a light breading of almonds, ginger, garlic, and panko breadcrumbs.  This was a nice "I wish it was spring" meal.

I served the fish with sauteed broccoli, locally grown oyster mushrooms, and sticky rice.