Things I'm cooking while I'm not at work cooking.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Toaster Oven Salmon


Balsamic Caramelized Onions


Wilted Spinach

So...the hubby and I have finally decided to get on the healthy eating band wagon, well, at least he has (I refuse to cut out butter and heavy cream, and I totally pan fried some home style potatoes in bacon fat this morning for breakfast). At least we had a healthy dinner (one meal a day is a good start for me).

I put the salmon (approximately 1 lb) seasoned only with salt and white pepper on a piece of aluminum foil in the toaster oven at 350 for 18 minutes. While that was cooking away I sliced and caramelized 3 small yellow onions. When the onions were taking on that fantastic caramelized brown color, I drizzled reduced balsamic vinegar (about 2 teaspoons) in the pan and stirred in well for another minute or so.

When the onions were finished I tossed them in a bowl with raw baby spinach. The heat from the caramelized onions wilted the spinach ever so slightly...and then I plated everything and we was delicious. The tomatoes were and after thought.

Chow for now!

Grilled Proscuitto and Sage Wrapped

Chicken Kabobs

Oh these were delicious. I served them with tatziki sauce and greek potato salad.

For the tatziki I found some greek yogurt in the supermarket and microplaned about half a zuchinni and some lemon zest with it, then added fresh squeezed lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. The Greek potato salad was just a easy. I cut and boild up some smallish sized red potatoes, let them cool completely, then mixid in some Duke's mayo (, with some sliced kalamata olives, a sprig of finely chopped rosemary and some feta cheese.

The kabobs are what they are, chicken, proscuitto, and sage, grill and serve...even though they are a bit time consuming to prepare, I love to cook so the time spent was worth it.