Salmon with Green Beans And Avocado Sauce

My daughter is a natural, instinctive cook and she came up with this. She made potatoes with this, which I avoided, but the rest was an amazing melding of flavors and textures.

I have yet to make this myself, but I can categorically state that it will be a meal worth trying.

Salmon ingredients

  • 5 salmon fillets
  • champagne apple mustard
  • honey
  • salt
  • pepper

OK – I do not buy ‘Champagne Apple Mustard‘ nor can I see any use for such a thing given my use of mustard is exclusively for hot dogs and bologna sandwiches – and store-brand spicy brown mustard is all I need. A knuckle-dragging Cro-magnon like me would never see such a thing in the store – and if I did I would not exclaim: “This will make an excellent sauce for my baked salmon!” – but that’s because I’m a dope.

As for this being low carb – it’s OK – the honey is way worse, but you are still using a minimal amount – substitute if you like – I will probably try some substitute for the mustard and honey when I give it a try, but it will be a risk and might sacrifice some very fine – and expensive – salmon.

The salmon was placed on parchment into a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes.

Green beans

  • 1 bag ‘nuke and eat’ green beans

Lazy – yes. Fast and effective? Yep. This was nuked while the salmon cooked with some salt, pepper, and drizzled with olive oil and the avocado sauce was prepared.

Avocado sauce

This pulls it all together. Again, I’m dealing with someone who channels some magical talent and like a medium possessed by a spirit is not exactly sure what happened while the possession was occurring. This is her best attempt at describing what was in this:

  • 1.5 perfectly ripe avocados*
  • 3 big tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • basil
  • lemon juice
  • paprika
  • chili flakes
  • salt
  • pepper

*I know – this almost never happens.

These ingredients were well-mixed with an immersion blender and was perfectly smooth.

When everything is done, plate the salmon and beans, then slather the avocado sauce on both. Don’t be shy – pile it on.

Everyone enjoyed this, and my daughter – who can conjure up a great meal so easily that she doesn’t bother to write down recipes – now has one documented.

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Experiment: Cheesy Salmon Quiche Version 2

Hot out of the oven…

If you wonder why I post virtually the same recipe twice, it’s because I don’t know what I’m doing.

I thought the last salmon Quiche was pretty good, but I wanted to adjust it a bit – kick the seasoning up a bit, add more veggies, etc. I want it perfect – hard for someone who really can’t cook.

As Saturday was rainy and I was up early with the kitchen to myself, I thought I’d have some fun experimenting. There’s also the thrill of wasting perfectly good food.

I don’t gamble – I guess this is my substitute.

Here’s my revamped version – with pics included. Continue reading “Kitchen Experiment: Cheesy Salmon Quiche Version 2”