…and thanks for all the fish

Citrus teriyaki salmon, Parmesan asparagus and rice. Mmm!

TK and I are officially back in the real world. We’ve been to work, we’re settling into our apartment and we’ve come to the sad conclusion that we’re no longer in Disney World. And now, as one of the major tasks we’ve promised to tackle, we have decided to start eating better.

Fish is good for you. We’ve all heard it, but some of us have never really enjoyed fish unless it’s wrapped in seaweed and rice and drizzled with all sorts of delicious sauces at a sushi bar (okay, that may just be me, but still). In an effort to be healthy I made a “fancy” dinner for TK and me of citrus teriyaki salmon, Parmesan asparagus and rice. And guess what – it was a hit! Yay!

We decided the salmon flavoring wasn’t bad but could be better, but we both actually liked the fish itself. Here is the modified recipe based on this website:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 cup minced ginger
  • 1/8 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1.5 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 salmon fillets

Directions:

  1. Combine orange juice, ginger, onion, teriyaki, lime juice, and garlic, and mix well.
  2. Marinate salmon in mixture for at least 3 hours.
  3. Bake salmon until flaky.
  4. While salmon is cooking, strain solids from the remaining marinade, and heat in a small saucepan.
  5. Bring the marinade to a boil and cook 5-10 minutes.
  6. Spoon the sauce over the salmon and serve.

For the asparagus I simply baked about 10 spears drizzled with oil for about 6 minutes, took them out to turn them and added the cheese and then baked for another 6 minutes. I think I could have cooked them about a minute more, so we’ll try that next time.

What about you? Is there anything you thought you wouldn’t like until you found a recipe that worked well?

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