Last night’s dinner

This dish looks kind of blah on film but was delicious. I will be making this lots this fall. It took about three minutes to dump everything into the pot and then when I got home I just had to cook the egg noodles. There is even enough leftover for Stephen’s lunch.

I made the Flourless chocolate cookies again the other day and had leftover egg yolks that needed to be used. Last night with the crappy weather cake seemed to be necessary so I whipped-up that nice yellow cake from before. For a topping though I thought I would do something different.

In a small skillet; melt 2 T. of butter add 4 T. brown sugar and let carmelize on high heat (DON’T LEAVE THIS FOR A SECOND) add a shot of brandy (put it in and step back so that you don’t get spit on). Add in two sliced bananas and let the bananas cook for about 30 seconds. Yes, this is sort of a rip off of Bananas Foster. Top cake pieces. Stephen needed to have two pieces of cake to mop-up the banana yumminess. I also caught him licking his plate when he thought I wasn’t watching. This would be a really good company dessert as it looks really special but doesn’t take any time.

Tonight’s dinner

On my quest to dontinue to eat out of the freezer I want to have some nice trout that I got at Costco not too long ago. I’ll finish the meal off with a nice salad.

Oven Baked Salmon or Trout Recipe
Serves/Makes: 6 – 8

•3 pounds (1.4 kg) salmon or trout (fillets or whole)
•3 tablespoons (45 g) butter
•2 shallots, minced
•1 onion, minced
•1 carrot, chopped
•1 bay leaf
•1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) thyme
•Salt, to taste
•Pepper, to taste
•Fennel seeds, to taste
•4 tablespoons (60 mL) water
•1/4 cup (60 mL) dry white wine
•1/2 lemon (juice only)
•1 parsley sprig
•Lemon segments
How to cook Oven Baked Salmon or Trout:
1.Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
2.Melt butter brown together minced onion and shallots, chopped carrot, bay leaf and thyme, uncovered, for 4 minutes.
3.Salt, pepper and sprinkle with fennel seeds.
4.Sprinkle with water, dry white wine and lemon juice add parsley sprig.
5.Simmer for 5 minutes.
7.Rinse pat fish dry.
8.Arrange fish onto the center of a sheet of al foil seal, but not too tight, shaping a pocket.
9.Sprinkle onion mixture over fish.
10.Seal and lay pocket onto a shallow baking dish.
11.Bake into preheated oven, 15 minutes per pound (454 g).
12.Serve, along with lemon segments.

This recipe for Oven Baked Salmon or Trout serves/makes: 6 – 8