Thursday, March 16, 2006
Sometimes simple is best ... sometimes it isn't
Weight Watchers Five Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook Copyright 2005
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon light butter
Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Add oil and butter to a large nonstick skillet, and place over medium-high heat until hot. Add fish; cook 6 minutes, turning and browning evenly on all sides. Reduce heat to medium and cook 2 to 3 minutes or just until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 7 points, 292 cal, 15.3 gms fat, 36.3 gms protein, 0 gms carbs, 0 gms fiber, 88 mg chol, .6 mg iron, 321 mg sodium, 21 mg calcium
I had this salmon defrosted so I had to make it last night although I wasn't really in the mood to cook. Hubby was having deer steak so I only needed to make one serving of salmon, as usual, but I wasn't in the mood to do the complicated math required to reduce most of the salmon recipes I have. I should have made the Maple-Glazed Salmon or the Seared Salmon With Balsamic Glaze but I was looking for the simplest recipe possible and I found it in the Weight Watchers Cookbook. This can hardly be called a recipe but it was in there.
I managed to destroy the beautiful fillet by trying to flip it with tongs. This wasn't bad and the salmon is good enough to stand on it's own but I prefer a bit of glaze on my salmon. I also prefer to broil it because there's less stink that way. The house reeked of fish last night.
Maybe next week I'll get my groove back. I'm still trying to clean out my pantry and freezer but I managed to select some good recipes, I hope.
Question of the Day: Do you get burned out on cooking and need to recharge every now and then?