Who would have thought that mustard goes so well with salmon? This is truly a great combo – one that can be prepared camping! Well, that’s what my cooking facilities are like at the moment, so yours should turn out even better than mine! Right? The asparagus was cooked in a saute pan on my hot plate, while the salmon was cooked on the BBQ.
For the asparagus, simply wash and cut off hard ends. Into a saute pan add, 1 tsp peanut oil, 1 tsp sesame oil and the asparagus. Add some sea salt and fresh cracked pepper and toss to combine. Saute on medium heat for about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and squeeze lemon over asparagus and serve.
I’m not going to type a formal recipe for the salmon… you’ll laugh, but I used what I had, and it worked, so I challenge you to do the same! I used a squirt of plain ol’ yellow mustard, a dollop of whole grain mustard, another dollop of dijonaise and about 1tbsp of soy sauce and about 1tsp of sesame oil. Add in some cracked pepper and a glug of peanut oil. Mix all together, and pour over salmon, reserving a bit to add after salmon is cooked. Grill for about 4 minutes per side. Soooooo good! The mustardy sesame sauce was amazing!
We have WALLS! And a ceiling! Tomorrow the flooring goes down – hooray! What a difference walls can make! And the amazing thing? Sometimes you don’t know how bad something was until you change it – for us, that means insulation!! WOW! No more cold pockets. Our house actually feels warmer! Too warm in fact… we’ve been turning the heat off at night – it’s too warm! Funny eh?
As I type, the walls are being painted as is the ceiling. The pot lights are installed, and we had fun last night playing with all the dimmers. This week is a full one – our floors (African walnut) will go down, the walls and ceiling will be completely painted and some of the cabinets will arrive! Can’t wait to see it! It’s amazing watching it all come to life. So exciting!