May 5, 2008

Weekend Review: Grillin' & Chillin'

Since my sweet boyfriend has arranged to have someone finish up the yard work that I started (and can't seem to find the strength or the time to finish), I could spend this weekend doing other things. Mainly, putting a dent in THE EX-DEBUTANTE. I started the book last week, but didn't get too far. Finally yesterday, I stopped playing with Jax, got the laundry going and dove right into my book, which by the way I do like.
I haven't been doing much cooking lately, so I wanted to prepare something new for dinner. In the past, I've been intimidated by seafood, but I'm trying to get over that. I went to the market and got some nice salmon steaks. I've only ever had Salmon patties, and honestly, could take 'em or leave 'em. But for these, I rubbed olive oil on each side then seasoned with garlic salt and pepper. Nothing fancy. But I didn't want to drown out the flavor of the salmon. I grilled the fish for 4-5 minutes on each side and it was perfectly cooked, including the beautiful grill marks. The fish flaked apart nicely and was moist and very tasty. I served it with steamed veggies and a baked potato with butter (I know B-A-D) and fresh parsley. It went very well with the Black Swan (Australian) Chardonnay I already had on hand. It was a light meal that was ready in less than 15 minutes. I was really happy with the outcome. I think I'm tackling this fear of seafood. Who knew it was so easy!?


  1. I've never really cooked fish and have only had it in restaurants but you make it sound really easy!

  2. It is sooo easy! And quick! You should give it a try!

  3. Hi Lisa,

    Lisa of Books on the Brain sent me your way. I just sent you an email about author Susan Hanshaw's upcoming book "Inner Architect: How To Build The Life You Were Designed To Live."

    We hope you will consider reviewing her book in June. For more information:

    Thanks so much for the new recipe too!

    dean and susan


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