February 14, 2009

Ina's Asian Salmon

I find Ina Garten's show so soothing. There is just something about her that makes me love her. Her show is set in the Hamptons, which automatically makes me want to distance myself, but then I remember the Hamptons isn't COMPLETELY about Puffy's White Party and bratty PR girls running over folks in parking lots. And Ina makes me "want to go to there" and hang out at her OUTRAGEOUSLY gorgeous house (if I could have only one house in the world it would look an awful lot like hers) and eat her delicious food and listen to her serene, friendly voice as I fell into a well-earned food coma.

Where was I? Oh yes--she did a show ages ago on an Asian Salmon dish that gets rave reviews. I'm trying to eat more fish anyway, and I LOOOVE salmon, so I saved it on my DVR and watched it far too many times before finally making it. It just couldn't be simpler: soy sauce, Dijon mustard, olive oil and minced garlic! Whisk, pour half over raw fish, cover and refrigerate for a while. The rest of the unused marinade will come in handy later.

I ate half the salmon (it was a big piece) that night for dinner, along with some sauteed zucchini and shallots. It was good, but not as amazing as I expected. The LEFTOVERS, however.. woo! The next day I had it cold over some chopped romaine, and it was FANTASTIC. Lesson learned--it's good as dinner, EXCELLENT the next day served cold over some greens. The leftover marinade (again, this portion did NOT come in contact with raw fish) made a super dressing, too.


Yvo Sin said...

I've made this recipe before and while it's tasty, I have a big problem with it being called Asian - what, cuz of the soy sauce? but that's me being snarky because I think Ina is a bit out of touch with reality. lol.

LKPheartsfood said...

Yvo--very funny. It's probably very exotic for white people living in the Hamptons ;)

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