Monday, January 21, 2008

Red Wool Rug and Crunchy Wasabi Salmon

This is the first rug I have wove this year. The first rug from my newest bales of sweaters. It is a range of reds and rusts, mostly reds. It is really quite beautiful, if I can say so myself! Gorgeous cushy, so soft underfoot.
A close up of the rug, many shades and variations of red, so soft an thick!

For dinner tonight I cooked a very simple, and easy salmon dish. I served it with blanched snap peas, and brown rice. Here is the recipe!

Crunchy Wasabi Crusted Salmon
(or any kind of fish you would like)

4 (3/4 to 1" thick) skinless salmon fillets (6 oz. each)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsps. wasabi paste (from a tube)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 to 1 1/4 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)

Put oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat to 400 F. Line a shallow baking pan with tin foil. Grease lightly.

Pat fillets dry, then arrange in baking pan. Sprinkle salt all over fillets. Stir together wasabi paste and mayonnaise in a bowl, then spread tops of fillets with half of mayonnaise and sprinkle with half of panko. Turn fillets over and spread with remaining mayonnaise, the sprinkle with remaining panko crumbs.

Bake until fish is just cooked through, 12 to 16 minutes, then broil 4 to 6 inches from heat until crumbs on top are golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. 

Serves 4, or two if you are very hungry! Enjoy!!!


Brenda said...

GORGEOUS rug, and the salmon recipe sounds yummy too!

tangente said...

The salmon sounds delicious. I'm going to try it out next week. Great new rug.

theurso said...

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