Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A new recipe AND a house update!

Teriyaki Salmon & Green Beans

I made this for Tim for our six-month-iversary. He liked it. I liked it, too!

2 six-ounce salmon filets, skinned
Three tablespoons teriyaki sauce
One tablespoon sesame seeds
Three cloves garlic, minced
Four tablespoons soy sauce
One tablespoon brown sugar
One tablespoon sesame oil
Red pepper, crushed or powdered
Juice of one lime
Green beans

Remove the skin from the salmon. (Ask them to do this at the store before you buy the salmon; it's easily the hardest thing I've ever done while cooking. That said, it is quite possible to do it yourself.)

Cut the salmon into bite-size chunks and coat with the teriyaki sauce. Place in the fridge to marinate at least 30 minutes, not more than four hours.

In a small sauce pan, cook the garlic over high heat for about a minute. Add in the soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and lime juice. Add a couple shakes of red pepper, depending on how spicy you like things. Reduce the heat to medium and allow it to bubble undisturbed for 8 minutes.

In a medium skillet, cook the salmon over medium heat. Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the top.

Steam the green beans for about six minutes.

Pour half the sauce over the salmon and half over the green beans. Serve. Devour! This recipe is a winner.

Takes about 30 minutes, plus marinating time.
Serves two.
Difficulty: 3, but only because removing the skin from uncooked salmon is hard!

House update!

It's been awhile, I know. Everything was going smoothly until communication totally ceased. I'll spare you the details of the complete nightmare it was, but it sounds like the company went under and didn't bother to tell anyone. Long story short, we're back on track with a new floorplan (this one is better!) and a new designer, and if everything stays on track and people do what they say they're going to do when they say they're going to do it, we should be able to move in by mid-February, depending on what kind of winter we have. Yay life!

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