My friend Pam does Fish Wednesday, wherein she buys some fish, does some killer preparation, takes a picture of it and then eats her delicious meal, sometimes with her husband, sometimes with her friends, sometimes by herself. I've been to dinner at her house and let me tell you, she's a fine fine cook, that Pam, regardless of the meal. So I'm betting Fish Wednesday is fabulous.
Since she lives in Seattle and I live in England, as much as I'd like to I won't be able to join her any time soon. But she's inspired me to try eating more fish, as well, and so I'm going to start logging my fish preparation here in my blog, because it will keep me honest since you'll notice if I don't come up with something. I'm not sure my schedule will be able to accommodate an official Fish Day, but I will try to fit it in at least once in a calendar week.
As luck would have it, I was ordering from the Ocado Man and watching Nigella Lawson the other day. She was making fast meals and she had a lovely chunk of salmon that looked delicious when it was done. So I threw me a bit of organic Scottish Salmon into the cart and made the following for dinner tonight.
I chopped up a shallot and a strip of streaky bacon and put them in a non-stick skillet on medium high. Tossed it around a bit while it cooked, and soon it was smokey crispy brown. Put it on toweling to drain, and then put a salted/peppered salmon fillet in the pan. Left it about four minutes on each side, maybe a little less, but close. It got golden brown crisp on each side, while the center was just medium. Put it on a bed of quinoa, sprinkled it with the shallots and bacon, and tucked in with a nice big mixed green salad on the side. I had some succulent French Breakfast Radishes delivered, as well, and they were delightfully crunchy on the salad.
All in all, a successful Fish Day.