After ages I watched two of my all-time favorite movies this week: Home Alone 1 & 2 and both were just as amazing as I remember! Speaking of favorite movies, anyone remember the movie Clueless with Alicia Silverstone? I must have watched it over 20 times and can probably still recite the dialogue:
“You’re just a virgin who can’t drive”
There was one scene where Cher tries to cook for her ‘crush’ Christian and ends up burning the chicken:
“Oh honey, you baked”
Someone should’ve advised homegirl to cook up salmon instead. It sounds a heck of a lot fancier than chicken yet requires minimal prep work. After eating salmon for dinner this past week, I’m convinced it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser…so convinced that if I had to choose a last meal on earth, salmon and sweet potatoes would probably be it:
I’d like to think that after 8 years of living in London, the adoration for ‘fish & chips’ rubbed off on me…just not in the traditional sense !
The only advice I would give to Cher or anyone else cooking salmon at home is to bake it in foil. It’s hassle-free and eliminates the risk of the fish releasing a stench. Although I normally find salmon flavorful enough to bake au naturel, here’s the marinade I used for dinner this week…and one I will use in many future salmon meals to come, including my lastSoy-maple marinade: (for one salmon fillet)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Salt & black pepper to taste
- Mix the above ingredients in a bowl
- Place salmon in a Ziploc, add in the above ingredients and shake it together.
- Leave the salmon to sit for at least 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Wrap the salmon in tin foil and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until it flakes easily
**Tip: If for any reason there is a lingering smell when you cook salmon at home, light a candle.**
What’s your ‘cheat’ meal: i.e. tastes good/looks fancy yet is simple to cook?