March 17, 2010
My littlest ChowBaby is already 5 months old. I can hardly believe it! Time is flying and, relatively speaking, it’s been a smooth ride. But, all that said, my big guy is missing me. Lots. And so I’ve decided to carve out even more one-on-one time with him. We’re having tons of fun, but our new Monday afternoon excursions are putting a cramp in my dinner style. By the time we’re back home and settled in, it’s about 30 minutes to eatin’ time. And, when trying to coordinate dinner, 2 baths (ha!) and 2 bedtimes, there isn’t much flexibility.
So the new challenge: come up with even more healthy and SUPER quick recipes. This one was inspired by the Martha Stewart app, my new source for perusing recipes (on the go!). This recipe couldn’t be easier. And in the 30 minutes that it takes from start to finish, you can also make rice (cook in rice cooker or on the stove top according to package directions) or quinoa pilaf (cook on the stove top according to directions then toss with olive oil, white wine vinegar, dried cranberries, slivered almonds and green onion) and roast some asparagus (clean, trim, toss with olive oil and salt on a rimmed baking sheet; as soon as salmon is done, heat oven to 350 degrees and roast asparagus until cooked through, time will depend on how thick your asparagus is).
Salmon with Tarragon Yogurt Sauce, adapted from Martha Stewart
(can be adapted for kids 8+ mos)
1 c greek style yogurt
2 tbsp chopped fresh organic tarragon
1 tbsp freshly squeezed organic lemon juice*
1 tbsp organic olive oil
1/3 c chopped organic seedless cucumber
salt and pepper
wild alaskan salmon fillets (the sauce makes enough for up to 8 portions)
1. Make sauce: Stir together yogurt, chopped tarragon, lemon juice, olive oil and cucumber; season with salt and pepper.
2. Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place salmon on sheet, and season with salt and pepper. Broil until opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with sauce on the side.
*Note: Skip the citrus juice in portions fed to eaters under 12-months-old.