Sunday, April 17, 2011

One of those weeks

First the most annoying person you work with decides that he's just the one to tell you everything he's so much better at. Then your husband goes on a business trip, so you're all alone, which is boring. The bank messes up a deposit, and you find out your dad was in the hospital and no one remembered to call you. Then you say something stupid to a friend, who now won't talk to you, and the local skate shop ruins your figure skating blades (or equivalent). To top it all off, it's April 16th and snowing.

Yeah, one of those weeks. These were the highlight of it, and they were amazingly delicious:

Glazed pan-fried fish
Per diner:
1 filet
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 small red onion, sliced
1 1/2 T butter

Melt the butter in a cast iron pan. Caramelize the onions (cook slowly over low heat-- about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally). Add the salmon, and sear both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Add basil and continue to saute about 10 minutes. Add orange juice and simmer 1-2 minutes, then turn down the heat to very low (I used the intermittent setting and a burner ring to keep it from burning) and cover. Leave for about 10 minutes, until the juice has reduced to a sweet thick sauce. Add a little extra liquid if needed.

Serve with wild rice and spring vegetables.

1 comment:

  1. I sure hope this week is going better than last week!