I love winter through and through but, after a day last week with temps in the low 60s and my first run outside in months, I'm so ready for spring. In a perfect world, we'd completely skip spring and make a bee line to summer, season of farmer's markets, infinite playtime outside, vacations, and ice cream for dinner. But, I suppose I'll settle for spring. This is what they call compromise, right?
After last weekend's separate but equal man-cation & me-cation, Matt and I have an open weekend and plan to spend it together. There's been talk of a lunch date at a new-to-us restaurant, antiquing (his choice) and shopping (her choice), and possibly a show at a local theater company.
Saturday and Sunday may be up in the air, but tonight's dinner is set in stone -- fish! Matt is Catholic and always requests some kind of fish on Friday nights during Lent. Being the accommodating
1. Fish tacos with mango salsa - I'm a magnet for fish tacos and, after sampling them at over 10 restaurants, my favorite kind involves two key components: grilled fish and fresh & juicy salsa. Check and check!
2. Sun-dried tomato parmesan salmon -This is so not your mama's salmon (sorry, all you mamas!). The flavor of the breading is so unexpected and bold thanks to the sweet sun-dried tomatoes and salty parmesan cheese. Sure to knock the socks off anyone who tries this for the first time!
4. Salmon tostadas - Another round-up of recipes, and yet another mention of this recipe. It made my top 10 recipes of 2013 and, to date, remains my favorite salmon recipe ever. I could wax on about the finer points of this dish for enough pages to write a dissertation, but I'll keep it short and leave you with this: make this right now!
5. Homemade fish sticks - Last but not least, I couldn't share a collection of fish recipes for Lent without including at least one that involves frying. This formula is simple and produces the crunchiest fish sticks I've ever had. Make dinner a family affair by getting everyone to form an assembly line (save the frying for the grown-ups, please!) and be amazed at how full of flavor homemade fish sticks can truly be.
Enjoy the weekend! See you on Monday for one heck of a cookie recipe... ;)