Saturday, July 22, 2006

Sock 'n' Salmon 'n' Don Pasquale

Good Saturday morning! Here is the one Falling Leaf and my meager progress on the second:

And then I saw this and thought how yummy it looked and sounded:

This recipe can be prepared in 45 minutes or less. Complete the entrée with a dilled cucumber salad, steamed squash and popovers (from a mix). End with purchased strawberry tarts.

2 7-ounce skinless salmon fillets

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter

3 large shallots, sliced

1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon

3 ounces baby spinach leaves

1/3 cup dry white wine

1/4 cup whipping cream

Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon; sauté until just opaque in center, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to plate.

Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter in same skillet. Add half of shallots and half of tarragon; sauté 30 seconds. Increase heat to high; add half of spinach and toss 30 seconds. Add remaining spinach; toss until wilted. Divide between plates.

Melt remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining shallots and tarragon; sauté 30 seconds. Add wine and cream and boil until sauce is thick enough to coat spoon, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Return salmon to skillet; simmer 1 minute. Arrange salmon with sauce atop spinach.

Serves 2; can be doubled.

(From Bon Appétit 30-Minute Main Courses April 1999)

This might be tomorrows lunch for us!!

Last night's performance of Don Pasquale was a bit spotty. We had a few mistakes (I hope the audience didn't notice) and the lead male singer had a couple of memory lapses. I could hear the prompter hissing at him with the words. Lucky she was there! We have the first cast singing again tonight, so will see how they do.

P.S. Sharon - knitting on the beach did elicit a few comments :-)


Meredith said...

The sock looks great! I love the color you chose.

Larjmarj said...

Sock looks great, I have a pair with a leaf motif on my to do list, just got the yarn today. Gotta I'm hungry. mmmmm...salmon.

Teyani said...

love your newest embossed leaves socks - and your vacation looks like it was great. we also just got home.
I send good thoughts out to your friend/mentor that his passing be pain free. so sorry to hear about this.