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Fish, Veg, Veg

Menu: Roasted salmon with dijon mustard * roasted eggplant with garlic and roasted red pepper * sauteed spinach and tatsoi * red potatoes * dessert: vanilla yogurt with blueberries, extra blueberries set aside for Bailey the lab

Heat oven to 450. Roast whole red pepper and whole small Italian heirloom white eggplant from Tecolote Farm for 30 minutes. Remove; set aside to cool. Slide in a tray of small red potatoes for 30 minutes. Peel eggplant and pepper. Mash eggplant in bowl; dice roasted pepper and add with splash of balsamic vinegar and olive oil and several grinds of sea salt. Place salmon filets in glass baking dish; spread dijon mustard over; bake in 450 oven for 10-12 minutes (while potatoes finish). Saute spinach and tatsoi in large nonstick saute pan or wok with a drizzle of olive oil on high heat.

This was based on a previous salmon recipe (that 450 cooking temperature impressed!) and a note I read somewhere that I can’t remember about roasting smaller eggplants whole for eggplant relish and baba ganoush. It worked. It was moist and delicious, not a bit bitter. The salmon impressed all over again. No soundtrack; I was cooking in between e-mails. No sustenance; we’re trying to be a little healthier. Would I do it all again? Well, I might play a little music… but otherwise, I would do this exact dinner all over again as soon as I hit the Tecolote booth at the farmers market.


June 19, 2008 at 2:18 am Leave a comment

Some of my cookbooks

In no order except for how they appear in my LibraryThing cookbook catalog: True Women Cookbook: Original Antique Recipes, Photographs, & Family Folklore, Janice Woods Windle (1997) * Made in Texas; H-E-B's 100th Anniversary Cookbook (2005) * The Texas Cowboy Cookbook: A History in Recipes and Photos, Robb Walsh (2007) * The Silver Palate Cookbook, Julee Rosso, Sheila Lukins (1982) * In the Land of Cocktails: Recipes and Adventures from the Cocktail Chicks, Ti Adelaide Martin & Lally Brennan (2007) * Braise: A Journey Through International Cuisine, Daniel Boulud (2006) * Moosewood Cookbook : Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, Mollie Katzen (1977) * Crescent City Cooking: Unforgettable Recipes from Susan Spicer's New Orleans, Susan Spicer (2007) * Saveur Cooks Authentic American: By the Editors of Saveur Magazine, ed. Colman Andrews (1998)

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