Sunday, February 27, 2011

Salmon a la Suzanne

Salmon was on the menu last night. I found a HUGE piece for about $6 at Trader Joes. I also have started operation clean out my cupboards, and was determined to finish up a bag of green lentils. This meal is cheap-o, especially with a salmon deal like that.

Here you go. I had no idea what I was making. I knew I was in the mood for Indian. Sweet potatoes seemed like a good fit, a little sweetness to balance the curry. Here is the recipe, what I can recollect doing anyways.

Saute an onion
Cube two small sweet potatoes, and add them to the onion
1 cup green lentils
Add about 1 cup of water
Let that simmer
Add chopped garlic
Add a generous amount of tomato paste
Add about 1 can of light coconut milk, or full fat if you feel wild
One bay leaf
Good amounts of hot curry, garam masala, cumin and coriander
a little S&P
I tasted this and kept adding tomato paste and extra spices. It was pretty bland at first, and I was surprised by how much spice I actually added. The coconut milk does a nice job balancing the spice
Cook till lentils are tender and reduce liquid to Dal consistency

Salmon-place on parchment paper, sprinkle S&P, cumin and coriander and bake at 450 till firm

Plate it up. Arugula, spoonful of curried concoction and a piece of salmon. Squirt with some lemon. Lime and green onions or cilantro would have made this brown dish much prettier. Oh well. On a budget.

Today is Neuro call 5/5 foreva!!!!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum, that looks really good. And besides the salmon, I think I have everything else in my cupboard. Looks delish - love that you plated it over arugula. that's genius.

Good luck w/ Neuro call...

B and B said...

Excellent! How many lentils? And what kind of lentils did you use?

Looks wonderful!!!

qwerkyqook said...

Oops. About 1 cup of green lentils

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