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Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

Ridiculously quick and easy to make.

This is how:

1. Toasted bread (I had Jewish Rye)

2. A dab of mayo

3. Some lettuce leaves (Red Fire Farm)

4. Tomato slice (Red Fire Farm – we got FOUR POUNDS on Friday!)

5. Pile on the salmon

6. Squeeze some lemon juice

7. Sprinkle on the capers


Adding a glass of OJ and a book made it only better:


If it isn’t fresh…

Today I had the pleasure of hearing Roger Berkowitz, president of Legal Sea Foods, speak about Sustainability in Uncertain times.  He was the first guest speaker in the Triple Bottom Line class that I’m taking this semester.

Here is the most exciting news: LSF will be opening a new dockside (!), three-story (!!!) new location on Fish Pier in Boston.  The plan right now is to use the first floor for family-friendly dining (“lobster in the rough, but a little cleaner” – as Mr. Berkowitz put it), fancier and more celebratory 2nd floor and – my favorite – a rooftop deck on the 3rd level. Love it!

He spoke about sustainable fishing practices – how LSF won’t serve Chilean Sea bass, because 75% of the catch are caught illegally, and how the company lobbies for better dayboat fishing regulations.

Also, did you know that Legal tests their tuna and swordfish for mercury levels? And their shellfish are tested for all kinds of icky parasites? While they don’t find it “appetizing enough to put into advertisment”, I think this is great information to have out there.

Finally, here is the most important news. Between February 3rd and 28th all LSF locations will be highlighting a new dessert – Haitian Bread Pudding.  All proceeds will go towards UNICEF and Partners in Health in Haiti.   I know I’ll be heading right over on the 3rd, and I think you should, too!

Dinner: Broiled Cod and Grilled Asparagus with Truffle-infused Olive Oil

So, much like the rest of the planet right now, I’m trying to eat healthy and exercise – at least for the month of January, haha!

*important detail – this ENTIRE DINNER  takes less than 30 minutes.  The key is to pre-heat the oven right when you walk in with your shopping bags!*

I’ve been going to the gym like mad, and creating new healthy recipes – here is my dinner tonight!

Grilled Asparagus with Truffle-infused Olive Oil    

You will need:

1 bunch asparagus

a pinch of black pepper

cooking spray and/or olive oil (I’m using light)

a drizzle of white-truffle infused olive oil

a tiny bit of salt


Preheat the oven to 375F.

Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray.

Trim the tough ends off the asparagus, toss it with a bit of olive oil (if you’re skipping the oil, just use the cooking spray). Sprinkle the asparagus with black pepper.

Roast the asparagus in the oven for about 10 minutes, or a little less – until the stems are bright green.

Drizzle the asparagus with the truffle oil right before serving – go easy not to overpower the delicate flavor.

Broiled Cod with Tomatoes, Lemon and Garlic

You will need:

5-6 ounces cod filet

5-6 cherry tomatoes (well, any tomatoes, really – cherry ones were on sale)

2-3 round onion slices

olive oil

one small clove of garlic

2 lemon wedges (one for serving)

1/4 tsp lemon zest

Cilantro and basil for serving


Squeeze your lemon wedge on the fish, topping it with the pepper. Let it sit and marinate for about 10-15 minutes.

Preheat the broiler.

Chop the tomatoes and garlic and mix them up with lemon zest and onion. Divide the mixture 2/3 and 1/3.

Put the fish skin-side down (even if there is no skin) on a heavy broiler pan – I use cast iron.  Broil it about 4 minutes per inch per side first.  Once you turn it over once, place the 2/3 tomato mixture on top of the fish and put it back in for about 2.5 minutes.

Important: You really have to watch the fish and stop once it flakes easily – overcooked cod is horrible.

For serving, top the fish with the remaining 1/3 (raw) tomato mix, some lively greens and a lemon wedge.

Enjoy your delicious and very healthy dinner!

Salmon steaks, quick and easy

You will need:

Salmon steaks

Old Bay seasoning (reduced sodium)

Corn on the cob (+salt and butter)

A bottle of red wine or other drink of choice

Here is what you do to make this simple and delicious dinner:

1.  When you get home, turn on the broiler and start boiling some water for the corn.  Pour yourself a glass of wine.  Flip through some magazines.

2.  Rub the salmon steaks with Old Bay and olive oil.

3. When the water boils, put the corn in.

4. Set the timer to 8 minutes and put the salmon under the broiler in a heavy pan

5. After 8 minutes, take out the corn and turn over the salmon. Rub the corn with butter and salt.

6. Take the salmon out after another 4 min, pour another glass of wine and enjoy your dinner! 🙂