No, I didn’t get the night off, but I did have a craving for salmon and spinach. Weird? Does anyone else get weird cravings like this?
So much of a craving that I decided to trek to the store for the ingredients.
Salmon in a pouch, or Salmon en papillote (which really means parchment, but aluminum works just as well), as the French call it. You can add anything you like. I took 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 tablespoons olive oil, juice from one lemon, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and liberally put salt and pepper into a bowl to mix together. This was the marinade for my salmon. I let it sit for about 5 min (you don’t want any ingredients to overpower the fish) then used my hands to massage the fish. Then I put it in its “papillote” and in a 400 oven for 5-10 min. And viola! Magnifique!
Tip: When buying salmon, get the good stuff. This time, I got sockeye. If you are confused, check out the sustainability of fish at http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx
On to the spinach, but not just any spinach, creamed spinach. I bought a bag of organic pre-washed spinach. I took a med. size pot and heated up some oil and garlic on low-med. heat. You don’t want to burn the garlic then I added a bit of mozzarella cheese, parm cheese, and of course cream. In all honesty, I just kinda eye-balled the cheese and the cream to my liking. Just add a pinch of each until you get the right consistency. You will know when you get the right combo.
R and K ate Applegate turkey dogs and Alexis waffle fries. They pretty much cleaned their plates. I offered my meal to the girls. R tried and liked the spinach. K tried and liked the salmon. I consider that a success for now!