Fneu… I’m moody today. I haven’t seen Belli around at all, so maybe she’s sleeping. I’ll have to get together with her another day.

So, those of you who are celebrating Valentine’s day, what’re you doing? We don’t have plans, I doubt we’re going out, although I refuse to cook tonight.

If anyone knows what to do with Salmon Steaks, please let me know… I have four, and I’ve no clue whatsoever how to prepare them, or what to make with them. I’m not cooking them tonight, though. I don’t have the energy.


  • hap

    February 14, 2001 at 12:50 pm

    Salmon is SO easy to prepare, mainly because it tastes so good on its own. (I’m baking some salmon fillets tonight for V-day, myself, because it’s Brian’s favorite fish.) Here are a couple easy suggestions:

    Marinate for a couple hours (not too long) in the refrigerator with some soy sauce or teriyaki sauce. Then bake or sautee in a little butter or olive oil. It doesn’t take too long to cook; I’d say maybe 15 minutes for an average thickness steak, in the oven at 350 (F, not C, heh) or on medium high heat. Just be careful not to overcook them too much — you can even serve them slightly rare, if you like it that way.

    Or, season with some salt and pepper and sautee as above.

    You could also add some garlic (or even garlic powder) to either of the above if you like it. They key part is just making sure it gets some salt, because that helps bring out the flavor tremendously.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      February 14, 2001 at 12:52 pm

      mmm… thanks… that sounds relatively straightforward. 🙂

      • hap

        February 14, 2001 at 1:24 pm

        Oh, and as for what to serve it with…rice is good. Either some boxed flavored rice product, or just plain rice. Or pasta with some olive oil or butter. If you like asparagus, cook up some penne pasta, cut up some (fresh) asparagus into pieces about the length of the dried pasta, sautee the asparagus in some olive oil with minced garlic, salt, pepper, and maybe some red pepper flakes, and when the asparagus is almost done throw the (drained) pasta in the pan with it and mix. Viola.

        A lot of stuff looks and tastes like it would be more work than it actually is. =)

        • Jenny Lee Silver

          February 14, 2001 at 1:46 pm

          Rice, I can do. I like rice. Jay, however, isn’t too keen on green-coloured foods unless they’re smothered in Cheese. I could do something with rice, though… 🙂

          • hap

            February 15, 2001 at 9:11 am

            I’m lucky, Brian is mostly accepting of green foods…most foods, actually. He did have a bit of an issue with the green sauce that went with our salmon last night, though. Heh.