Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What's for Dinner? Wednesday

It's Wednesday again and that means you don't have to worry about planning out a dinner tonight because it's time for our "What's for dinner? Wednesday" post where we feature a healthy, minimal time and minimal ingredient meal for you and your family to enjoy.  We'll also post a picture of our work once we've cooked our dinner in case you're like us and don't always get excited about a meal until you see what it looks like (yea, we were "those people" who stared at your meal while we were reading over the restaurant menu....sorry about that)!

Today's recipe* is for Broiled Salmon with Thai Sweet Chili Glaze.  Unlike last week's recipe, it doesn't include any sides.  That just means you can pick your own healthy sides! We're going to make ours over a salad and use up some other veggies that might go moldy in our ridiculously lazy refrigerator -UGH! (but that's another story). We'll leave the ultimate decision on your sides up to you.
*recipe originally from Once Upon a Chef-we always borrow our recipes (although we may change the wording slightly) so we have to give credit where credit is due!

What to pick up from the grocery store:
4 to 6 oz of salmon per person (you decide if you want the skin on, either way it should be fab!)
1/2 a scallion (alias: green onion) per person (to top it off-save for the end)
Marinade Ingredients (listed for ONE person-multiply by the # in the crew you're serving if needed)
1.5 tablespoons of sweet chili sauce 
0.75 tablespoon soy sauce 
0.25 tablespoon fresh ginger (peel and finely grate)

Step by Step Directions:
1.) Do your math and Make your marinade. ***After you make it, marinate the salmon for 1 hr*** Use the ingredients in the list above. The only "real" work needed here is to grate your ginger (the other 2 ingredients come from a jar!).
2.) Place your salmon in the marinade saving some to use for a glaze at the end of cooking and refrigerate your fish for 1 hr .
3.) Catch up on your favorite Bravo shows...clean up a little around the house make your sides while waiting (one thing at a time, people!)
4.) Take out your salmon and place it on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.  Pour some of the marinade over the salmon but BE CAREFUL-use only enough marinade to cover the fish. If your marinade is pooling all over the foil it's only going to burn and cause smoke in your kitchen (no, the fish won't appreciate the pool of marinade...hate to break it to you but it's already R.I.P.-ing...).
5.) Broil for 6-10 minutes (this will depend on the thickness of your fish).
6.)  Scatter your scallions (challenge any guests to say that 20 times fast if they want to eat!) on top of your fish and add that marinade you reserved for the occasion.
7.) Arrange with the sides of your choice and prepare to impress (don't forget the tongue twister challenge, though)!

Are you planning on trying this dish? Let us know and if you make it let us know what you and your friends+family think by commenting below: