Saturday, April 5, 2008

Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon with Avocado-Chile Salsa and Jicama-Carrot Slaw on Rocket

Aside from the not so great photos, the meal was really good. It sucks taking photos before dinner - I am never patient enough!

"Russia meets Southwest" Flank Steak

Another one of Sasha's devine inventions. Couldn't have been better timing because I was home late and starving. Here is what I managed to get out of him regarding the steak marinade.

chipotle salsa
red onion
w sauce
sundried tom
tom paste

After marinading, the flank steak was then sliced very thin across the grain and fast fried in a non-stick skillet. The mixed veg was dressed simply with a touch of lemon juice, tamari, sesame oil, tabasco and sprinkled with black sesame seeds. Everything was served atop plain brown basmati.


Ok, it's been awhile. Here is a list of what I can remember:

Gingery cod soup - title does not do it justice. One of Sasha's master creations. I had a cold and always crave tons of ginger. This hit the spot perfectly and I should have documented it better because Sasha will never remember...I remember thinking "fusion" but that is all.

Pizza - one pear and Roquefort; one mixed veggie (on two consecutive nights. Hey, we had to use the leftover dough, right?)

Beef short rib on pappardelle (ribs were originally cooked in a slow cooker and leftovers make a great pasta dish)