August Cooking Club Monday, August 20, 2007So here I am, procrastinating.
August was the month of salmon, ok, not really. But in regards to cooking club it was.
The mission: everyone bring a piece of salmon to be prepared their favorite/new way.
Valerie made smoked salmon, or rather her husband did. Which we all enjoyed on crackers with dijon mustard. It was delicious:
Yumi went for the wow! factor and made a salt encrusted salmon. She layered spinach under it since she was only using a filet and most salt encrusted dishes call for whole fish.
She topped the salt encrusted salmon with orange-infused roasted tomatoes, the tomatoes were quite fabulous.
Summer and I opted for the grilled fish. Hers was orange-burbon glazed:
Mine was a ginger/soy/vermouth marinated version- grilled to deliciousness:
Nancy roasted hers in the oven with orange and lemon, and then dressed it with a citrus pesto. The citrus pesto was most certainly a hit. It was bright and perfect, even delicious on bread:
She also made a roasted tomato dressing to go on top of spinach, walnut and goat cheese. This was also wonderful:
And because the weather was perfect, not hot or humid we dined outside:
The evening was capped off with freshly roasted coffee and Valerie's homemade peach pie. Which was perfectly spiced and not overly sweet. Then I floated home on a cloud of perfection and had an amazing night's sleep.