Friday, June 9

Salmon with Anchovy-Garlic Butter

Salmon with Anchovy-Garlic Butter
Photo from NYT Cooking
I mentioned in the last blog post that I am aiming to make at least one new recipe each week this summer. For this week, I decided to make Salmon with Anchovy-Garlic Butter. If you are put off by "Anchovy" in the recipe title, do not fret. I was in the same boat. But I trusted the reviews and comments about the dish, and I am glad I did. The flavor of the salmon, along with the sauce, was rich, fragrant, and delicious. I used a cast-iron skillet which provided for an easy transfer from the stovetop to the oven. This recipe calls for a minimal amount of ingredients, and can be prepared and made in a short amount of time. I will definitely make this recipe some other time. It is the perfect evening meal; I paired the salmon with some store-bought three-cheese tortellini and several mozzarella cheese slices. I did not use additional sauce for the pasta, but instead drizzled the anchovy-garlic butter sauce on top, and mixed it around. This turned out to be hearty and filling.

xo, I

p.s. As I am writing this post, I am also watching the NBA Finals (Game 4: Warriors vs. Cavs). I haven't watched a single basketball game this season, but somehow I still manage to get worked up over this game... Of course I am rooting for the Warriors (I live one hour away from their arena, home-area pride), but they are currently down by almost 20 points in the 3rd quarter. Yikes. (But I must say, the Cavs are playing well.) Nonetheless, I hope the Warriors come back and win. The likelihood may be quite slim, but hey, it's never over until it's over, right?

p.p.s. Uh oh. A spat between Lebron James and Kevin Durant. It is getting heated. Also, these two men tower over the rest!