Yesterday ended up being very blah because I couldn’t even fall asleep for a good nap. Ah well. I had to fall asleep to the sound of the TV last night, and ended up getting more sleep. Here’s to the new day– praise God!
My mom makes some mean grilled salmon. It’s very common to ask for medium rare steak, but have you ever had medium-rare salmon? That’s just how we like it in our household, because the fish just melts in your mouth, and it basically transports you to a 5-star seafood restaurant. That fabulous. She cooks it on the indoor grill for about 1.5-3 minutes per side, or until you can see just a super thin line of darker, uncooked meat in the the center. Then she’ll grill the fish on its sides for about 30-60 seconds to finish it off. And voila–perfect salmon! We seasoned it with Bone Suckin’ sauce and lots of freshly cracked black pepper.
See that slightly darker pink in the middle? That’s the money-shot (as Guy Fieri would say).
You know I had to have some of that for dinner last night!
Wild/brown/black rice mix with salmon + spinach with hummus (random, but good!)
We discovered another package from Groupon (what can I say, my mom loves their deals) that was at our door, which contained this awesome thing:
It’s a Waring waffle/pancake/omelet(!) maker! Breakfast just got a whole lot more efficient.
Pancake/omelet iron on one side
Waffle iron on the other
My mom and I wanted to test it out right away, so we decided on a little breakfast for dessert. We used yet another Groupon purchase as our mix (I promise they are NOT sponsoring this post. But we could definitely be there spokespeople):
Shortstacks organic Oatmeal Raisin Cookie mix
We both agreed that we like the waffles better because they got nice and crispy all over the edges. The pancakes still worked out well though! The batter itself wasn’t too sweet and didn’t really taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie at all. I’m sure a little maple syrup would have given it some more pizzazz, but I was just in the mood to have a few bites.
My mom bulked hers up with some chocolate protein powder though!
Look at her bein’ all fancy!
The protein powder sweetened it nicely for her, and you could barely taste the chocolate after it was cooked. We can’t wait to use our new toy some more! We’ll be using the waffle side the most probably. The crispiness just can’t be beat! However, I feel like there’s something about the stackability of pancakes that’s also appealing. It’s hard to decide….
…So I had one of each this morning 😀
Topped with plain Greek yogurt, vanilla sunbutter, and a tiny drizzle of maple syrup
This was so delicious!
I have yet another doc appointment today 😦 But then I have another meetup with a dance friend! And then hopefully a workout. Have a great day!
So tell me: Have you ever had medium-rare salmon? Waffles or pancakes and why? 🙂