Warning: This is no ordinary recipe blog post. This time I went all out and make a complete meal, and boy was it tasty!
I’m more of a baker overall. Most of the time I’m just making dinner for myself, so it seems a little pointless to go all out on a big dinner for one (one of my roommates is a vegetarian and the other isn’t home much). So, to solve this eating alone problem, I invited my friend/eating/cooking assistant over. We made a Salmon Dinner, complete with delicious new potatoes and a salad. I’ve only cooked salmon once before and the results were less than desirable (there was salmon all over that darn BBQ!), so I was a little apprehensive to try it again. But the end result was delicious and we both had fun doing it!
Please note that we stopped making the salmon before we put it in the oven so we could prepare the rest of the stuff 🙂
Salmon Steaks with Savory Blueberry Sauce
I found the original recipe for this on Allrecipes.com. It had high reviews and sounded like an interesting twist to salmon. Some of the reviewers had mentioned an overly vinegary taste to the sauce, and suggested reducing it (I had to look up exactly what “reducing vinegar” was…).
Reducing the Vinegar
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon honey (buy here)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 1 cup fresh blueberries (buy here)
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
- 4 (6 ounce) salmon steaks ** I only used three, due to number of people (buy here)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
We made super simple potatoes, only boiling them and then adding chives, butter and salt and pepper for taste. They we’re really good and complemented the rest of the mean well.
- 2 lb bag of potatoes (buy here)
- salt and pepper
At the market on Thursday, I still wasn’t quite sure what I was going to make to go with my salmon. So, when I was buying the potatoes, I bought a bunch of my favorite vegetables and ended up making this salad with them. It’s a little random, but we liked it!
Ingredients (all can be bought from here or here)