May 1: Salmon, Mashed Potatoes, & Green Beans (Oh, & chicken for me....)
My son Leo's artwork; this one from his days at art school.
Tonight, after a long day teaching at the University of New Hampshire, I stopped off at the fishmonger's and bought a huge, fresh slab of salmon, plus one chicken breast for me (since I don't care so much for the fish, but my family loves it).
For the salmon, I prepared it as I did the striper last week: I poured about a third cup of Riesling wine in the pan, added the salmon, skin side down, dusted it with some garlic powder, added about a quarter cup of dry vermouth, and tossed it in a 400-degree oven for about 25 minutes.
At the same time, I added leftover mashed potatoes to the oven. I prepared the chicken with about a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in the bottom of a mini cast iron skillet, drizzling about a teaspoon of maple syrup over top; I placed it in the oven as well.
The organic green beans, I must confess, were frozen. I placed them in a pan and boiled them on the stove top. Not the most nutritious way to cook them, perhaps, but they were a delicious third party to the meal.
Why is only May First Listed Here?
For those of you who may have hoped to find more recipes, I am sorry I have fallen behind. The beginning of May was busy as my daughter graduated with her four-year university business degree. Shortly afterwards I ended up in the E.R. at Concord Hospital with a run-a-way infection. I'm writing now with my leg up, pumped full of antibiotics.
I promise to return to this soon, and when I do I will also post a special gluten-free, IC/bladder-friendly party planning menu, which we prepared for my daughter's graduation party and my son's birthday party.
A fairly new page dedicated to helping people cook for people with I.C. or similarly constrained diets. I decided to launch it after a weekend email exchange with a friend who faces similar culinary challenges.
*Note: instead of writing "organic" next to every ingredient, just presume that's what I mean. I try to cook only with organic ingredients, and also strive for local items.