Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A quick, Not that Locavore-ish Dinner

For those of you who tell me that, not only do you not have time to cook dinner, you literally do not have a functioning kitchen (it baffles my mind), this one is for you:

Salmon for One

  • One salmon fillet, skin on.
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 small zucchini (L*)
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 sprig rosemary (L*)

Squeeze half a lime over the piece of salmon.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cut the zucchini into quarters.  Season with salt and pepper.  Lay the sprig of rosemary over the top of the salmon.  Grill salmon, rosemary side down, over high heat for about 1 minute, just until the rosemary heats up and the grill gives the top of the salmon marks.  Flip the salmon over and continue to cook, over medium heat, until it is just opaque in the center - timing will depend on how thick your salmon is.  When the salmon is almost done, throw the zucchini on the grill and cook until tender but not soft.   I like a thick piece of salmon, and I probably grilled it for 4 minutes, then threw on the zucchini, then grilled for 4 minutes more.  Don't over cook it; salmon should be medium to medium rare.  Any more than that and it gets dry.

Special thanks to the St. Paul Fish Company for AWESOME King Salmon, and to Phil at Thief for the perfect Rose to go with it.  My heros.

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