California Dinning In with a Euro Twist
Salmon is on the Menu Tonight!
But let us begin with the drinks first.
These are simple wine glasses that I have filled half way with ice and the addition of a slice of lime on the inside as well as the rim of the glass.
Now for the mixing.. because I like to taste the Goose in my Cape Cod, I do a half and half measurement meaning half the glass with grey Goose vodka or Belvedere ( which I prefer) and the other half Cranberry juice.. in this case I used Raspberry Cranberry juice.. Delicious!
Now some of you may be familiar with this because Sonia recently did a blog post on this salad that I make several times a week.. But I want all of you to know the secrets, first off you need to get this Feta cheese from Trader Joe's, its called Pastures of Eden and it is from Israel.. I must say the absolute best Feta out there.
In this salad I have: Fresh Greens, Red onion (finely chopped), Black olives, Feta cheese, Cranberries, English Cucumber and Candied Pecans
Dressing: 3/4 Balsamic vinaigrette, 1/4 Olive Oil, Teaspoon Sugar, Teaspoon Lemon Juice
Of course you gotta have artichokes.. I love these with a little mayo and lemon.. Euro Style!
Now on to the main course.. the Salmon. I begin with fresh Rosemary from the garden, chopped up finely.
Then I marinade the Salmon; make sure you get the freshest piece you can fined, sometime Salmon can be fishy if it is not FRESH! Anywho... A little bit of Olive oil, salt, pepper, Half a lemon (for the juice), and Fresh Rosemary sprinkled all over the Salmon. Then i stick it in the broiler for about 20 minutes.. I like mine well done and a little browned on top.
Well that seems to be it.. please let me know how you liked this recipe and If you have you own California specialties that you make on a night inside.. Peace and love to all.. Goodnight
<3 Ms Carly California <3