Mornings in the garden with a cup of delicious freshly ground coffee.
Dew on the leaves, and that "all's right with the world" smell of morning in summer before it gets too hot.
Long slow days spent at the beach with a good book and when I'm splurging, a hot dog (or two).
Hikes in the mountains, late afternoon swims in the ocean, and the early evening conjuring of kitchen magic - and with only three weeks until I begin my vacation, I got into a summertime state of mind for this week's Foodie Friday (despite the fact that we've have record cold temperatures here all month!)
Despite the weather, I hope you enjoy my...
Salmon with Tomato, Olive, and Feta Cruda
(For printable recipe click HERE)
Take four sexy little salmon filets and get them all dressed up for the evening in the following marinade:
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
Let the two get together in a covered bowl and let the salmon get all romantic in the fridge for an hour.
Meanwhile, make a topping for the salmon with:
2 cups roma tomatoes, quartered
2 tablespoons chopped kalamata olives, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 chopped fresh parsley
When the salmon has marinated one hour, preheat your gill to medium high.
Grill the salmon about 3-5 minutes per side depending on the thickness of your filet.
To plate, top with the tomato feta mixture and enjoy!
Lyndsay Wells is a professional trainer, writer, and program developer with a passion for food and cooking. She is an award winning recipe developer, and a website ambassador for Kraft Foods Canada. Lyndsay believes cooking should be approachable and easy and has great tips and ideas for putting together sophisticated looking dishes that cooks of all levels can accomplish.
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