Sickbed. Really. Sickbed salmon recipe. Really. Right here, right now, with my favorite garnish – dill.
It was prepared in a jiffy, served on a silver platter, and dished up with a saucy side of pretty pumps. What more could you need – besides a couple of dollars and 15 minutes?
I haven’t been eating well, no doubt adding to accumulated fatigue and a nasty cold. But I was craving exactly this, and devoured it as an afternoon breakfast in bed.
Sumptuous Sickbed Salmon – Ingredients
This little recipe isn’t difficult. Not even close. In fact, you could get one of your kids to master it (and love it)!
- 1 portion of fresh salmon
- 1 slice of good grainy bread
- 1 tomato
- A handful of baby spinach leaves
- Dill (glorious dill) for garnish
- Lemon juice (optional)
- Black pepper (optional)
- Dijon mustard (optional)
- Olive oil, butter, or margarine for cooking
Sauté your salmon in a small pat of butter, margarine, or light olive oil (I used butter this time). Add pepper and lemon juice to your taste. My salmon portion size is about 3 ounces, sometimes 4. Use high heat if you like a nice sear (I do); this takes no time at all.
Take the bread out of the toaster. Create yourself an open-face sandwich by layering on spinach leaves and tomato slices.
Place the salmon on top, and garnish with dill. Add more fresh ground pepper if you like, and I also added a dollop of Dijon mustard. (Delish.)
Approximate cost? Salmon: $3, slice of bread, tomato, a few spinach leaves, a sprig of dill – about another $1.50. Quite a yummy meal, all organic (Whole Foods), under $5.
Silver Platter Service
As I was feeling lousy, I really did put my plate on a faux silver platter and climb back in bed to eat. The New York Times was kind enough to keep me company. When I was finished licking my lips (and feeling a bit better), I naturally felt obliged to go in search of fabulous footwear for this quick-and-easy recipe.
Why not the feel of a Steve by Steve Madden pointed toe pump – in a lovely coral?
Too wobbly for a 4″ heel, or just not your thing for sumptuous salmon? Poke around online (and in your favorite “real” department stores) – you’ll find shades of watermelon, coral, and salmon in wedges, sandals, as well as pumps.
A few more pictures? More reading? Already watching the Oscars? The Red Carpet? Did anyone else notice the lovely salmon (and red) tones at the Golden Globes?