I am impatient. Let the blogging begin! The week in cooking got up to a pretty great start. On Sunday we enjoyed broiled salmon with ginger-cilantro-scallion butter out of Hip Kosher, as well as some of Smitten Kitchen’s cream biscuits. Both were fabulous. I think that overall I would probably prefer the salmon grilled as opposed to broiled. It was hard to time and the fish came out a little bit overdone. I am not used to broiling, not having had one till now, but the new oven has a nice broiler as well as a Shabbat setting, and I thought, “Hey, why not? Give it a shot!” Or maybe it is just that practice makes perfect? One hopes the Shabbat setting is a little more intuitive than the broiler!
The teriyaki and Dijon marinade brushed on the salmon prior to broiling was salty, complex and delicious; just a little spicy, too. When the fillets came out from under the broiler, each was topped with a dollop of the ginger-herbed butter, which melted and spread the cilantro and scallion all over the fish. This was actually an incredibly simple and quick dish to make, as the marinade featured only two ingredients, and the butter topping had exactly four. I think if you wanted to make this pareve, you could use a little Earth Balance in place of the butter, but since dairy and fish are go go gadget go to mix, I opted for the butter. I happen to like butter! Non butter toppings are one of the hardest parts of going kosher, for me, actually.
The cream biscuits were beyond amazing. Tender, a little sweet, fluffy and light, the entire pan disappeared and the children were begging me to make a double batch next time. I think there would be no way to make these pareve, as the cream in the dough and the butter you brush on top really make them shine. They’re a little sweet, in fact, I think you could probably substitute these for scones at a tea party and nobody would know the difference.
Suffice it to say, everyone was licking their whiskers at the end. Including the cats, of course, who were feasting on salmon bites under the table. Actually, Mittens Von Skitterspants was served his in bed. It’s hard out here for a tuxedo cat.
I could easily see this being a school or work night meal, it is so fast and easy!
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