Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Special Valentine's Dinner

Do you have someone that loves salmon and you want to treat on Valentine's Day? If so, you should make this for them.


I used this mix from Trader Joe's but you could use any kind of Israeli couscous. Or rice, or mashed potatoes, or mashed cauliflower...you get the picture.


Grate a knob of ginger.


Add 2 T. soy sauce to the ginger.


Add 1 T. of sesame oil.


Add 1 T. honey.


Add 1 T. fish sauce.


Add 3 cloves of diced garlic.


Whisk well to blend. If you are using more salmon than this calls for, adjust the recipe accordingly.


Pour it into a glass container or zip lock baggie and add 2 6 oz. salmon fillets. Refrigerate for an hour turning the bag a couple times.


Prepare the couscous according to the directions. For added flavor, I made mine in chicken stock.


Saute' 2 diced garlic cloves in 1 T. of olive oil for a minute.


Add a bag of spinach.


Cover to let it steam for a few minutes.


Place the salmon on a cookie sheets and place it on the second rung down under your broiler. Reserve the marinate.


When the spinach wilts, stir it around and pour the reserved marinate over it.


Let your couscous sit for 5 minutes or so until all the liquid has been absorbed.


Place a serving of the couscous on a plate.


Top it with some of the sauteed spinach and a piece of the salmon. Pour any of the additional juice from the spinach/marinate mix over the salmon. This is my families new favorite dinner. They all made 'Teddy plates", i.e., not a drop left on the plate. I swear I saw the Blog Tech licking his plate. Plus Teddy got a piece of salmon without the marinate. And I skinned the salmon before marinating it and cooked it for Teddy. What a healthy treat!

11 comments:

Pricilla said...

I think you might have given me the hubby's Anniversary dinner.
29 years this year.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i knew Teddy would get some of that salmon...i am makiing this...just the other day i told john i was craving a piece of salmon and i wanted a teriyaki kind of marinade...i just found my recipe...

:-)

teddy will get some here too...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm not surprised that the Blog Tech licked his plate. How could he not?

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I´m one of those few that don´t like salmon especially much. It´s ok fried though.

I have only eaten couscous a couple of times, is it a big difference between the different sorts?

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Texan said...

This looks like something my DH would love! Thanks

Rosemary said...

Wonderful supper....

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I love salmon. This looks so good and I'm so hungry right now. This could be Valetine dinner at my house, or before.

Wizardess said...

Yep, that's V Day Dinner! Both the bf & I will love it.

Carolee said...

MUST make this! Salmon is a favorite around here. :)

Thanks!
~ Carolee

Chris said...

Even for non-salmon lovers...this recipe will turn them into one! Sounds so delicious...I have to try it prepared this way! I love your fern plates...looks like the bracken ferns that grow everywhere here in the northwest!

Guillaume said...

You remind me that I don't eat salmon often enough anymore.