Sunday, July 17, 2011

Poached Salmon

Virginia Willis had a good idea. The latest post on her blog is about sustainability and oceans fisheries, which I heartily endorse. But more importantly she gave us a cold dish to make for dinner. Because short of sucking on a Coke Slurpee in one hand and a fat watermelon slice in the other while lounging in a kiddie pool full of crushed ice, cooking in a hot kitchen is the last thing I really want to do.

poached salmon

If you'd like to try your hand at court-bouillon, poaching and even making your own mayonnaise, check out Virginia's recipe. As for me, when faced with a weather forecast calling for a week's worth of 99 degree heat and humidity, I'm ready to hide out in the cool darkness for an all day movie theater marathon. Here's hoping everyone stays safe during the heatwave.

12 comments:

froggy said...

Went to the link. Very interesting.
Salmon is a big issue here in WA as we have the ocean and the Columbia river and all the dams.
My grandparents had a cabin on a river here in WA - seems like every morning I would wake up and there he would be, wading across the river with a huge fresh caught steelhead.
Going to try this dish.

Big Shamu said...

Once it cools down, I'm going to 24 K-Mart and buy me a kiddie pool.

MakingSpace said...

The salmon is beautiful. The image of you in a kiddie pool filled with crushed ice is priceless. Haha

Big Shamu said...

You'd think I was living in a double-wide.

MakingSpace said...

Ha - the image just got better!!

Big Shamu said...

Might as well make it complete and add the tube top...

MakingSpace said...

Oh pretty please??? With a rainbow stripe? And can you also have a lawn chair and a hooked rug foot?

Dani said...

Heck, sounds like half my family in WV. lol

Big Shamu said...

While I did not mention the formerly western part of Virginia, Dani's mention is eerily accurate.

Melissa said...

The salmon sounds divine. We typically grill all things in the summer months, but it's just too hot. Had some Squealers from The Store in Raytown yesterday (ground beef, bacon and cheese in a patty). Yum.

Kiddy pools! Hey! whatever works. Although, that does remind me of a funny story.

Melissa said...

Sorry! correction on the Squealers - prime sirloin ground with smoky bacon and cheese. $2.99 a pound, too.

got to get it right!

Big Shamu said...

Dang that sounds good Melissa. Never heard of Squealers. Screamers....yes....