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Wow-Inspiring Red Curry-Glazed Salmon

22 Mar

Every cook needs to have a few “wow” inspiring dishes in their back pocket. My favorite “wow” dish also happens to take 10 minutes to prepare.

Here’s a simple recipe that will impress any date, friend or roommate.

Light brown sugar, red curry paste, olive oil, salt and pepper

Light brown sugar, red curry paste, olive oil, salt and pepper

Red Curry-Glazed Salmon Ingredients: (Serves 2)

  • 2 salmon filets
  • 1/2 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • a pinch of salt and pepper

Step 1: Preheat broiler.

Step 2: Mix together curry paste, canola oil, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner: Soup, Salmon and Risotto

25 Feb

The quickest way to my boyfriends heart is with food, so for this Valentine’s Day, I made him dinner. This was no ordinary dinner, it was a classy, fancy, restaurant-quality affair that I actually managed to not burn.

If you’ve got someone in your life to impress, here’s a meal that’ll do the trick.

First course: Butternut squash soup

Main course: Salt and pepper salmon, steamed asparagus and mushroom risotto

I know that sounds incredibly involved, but I was actually surprised by its ease for how scary it sounds. Don’t worry, I’ll walk you through the steps.

How to peel a butternut squash

How to peel a butternut squash

Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients: (Serves 3)

  • 1 Butternut squash (About 2 pounds)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • Half a medium onion
  • 4 Cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • Nutmeg (if you have it)

Step 1: Peel and seed the butternut squash. This is the hardest step of the recipe, so don’t let it discourage you. My cheap-o peeler couldn’t make it through the skin of the squash, so I settled for hacking away at the skin with my chef’s knife. It wasn’t pretty, but got the job done.

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