Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Mister Does Some Cookin'

So here's how lucky I am, my husband's occupation for the last 10+ years has been as a hair stylist.  Before that he was a masseuse and a chef!  Lucky, right?  Yeah, I hardly ever have time to get my hair done, can count on one hand how many massages I've gotten (ironically enough most during our first few months together, hmm...), and I cook nearly every night.  BUT, every once in a while, he pulls out a fabulous dinner, and for that, all is forgiven.  :)

Asian Salmon over Sea Beans with Balsamic Tomato Cucumber Salad

Amounts depend on your taste and how many people you are serving:
salmon fillets
whole grain mustard
garlic, minced
shallot, minced
1/2 lb sea beans
1 tomato, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
balsamic vinegar
olive oil
sea salt

Prepare marinade/sauce for the salmon and beans by combining mustard, tamari, honey, garlic and shallots (in an amount to your liking).  Pour 1/3rd over salmon and let sit for an hour.  Pour another 1/3rd over the rinsed sea beans.  Reserve remaining sauce for after cooking.

Heat cooking spray coated grill pan.  Sear salmon and cook to desired doneness.  The Mr. likes to leave a little pink in the middle (buy GOOD salmon if you chose this route).

In a large skillet, heat some olive oil.  Saute sea beans until bright green - pretty sure some white wine was thrown in as well as he puts it in pretty much everything.  These will snap, crackle and pop like crazy.

While salmon and beans are cooking, dress tomato and cucumber with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sea salt and pepper.  Throw it all together (perhaps add a little glass of wine and some crusty grain bread for sauce mopping) and you've got a lovely adult dinner that looks pretty impressive and comes together rather quickly!

Yummy!  I will admit, I find sea beans to be a bit salty.  Perhaps if they were more thoroughly rinsed I would enjoy them more.  Then again, I'm a super taster so salty and sweet really get exaggerated to my hyper-sensitive taste buds.  It is always fun to try something new though!


  1. looks great can i add to an Alaskan seafood companies blog I write for and link to you ?


    rebeccasubbiah at yahoo dot com

  2. Oh Betty, you're such a lucky girl! The dinner looks so very delicious. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a wonderful day.
    Cheers, Kristy

  3. Hi Rebecca - yes, any posts here can be shared. Thank you.

    Kristy - this was very yummy, thank you. :)