Salmon burger and Quinoa Salad

I got completely carried away in the previous post on Whole Foods, which was originally supposed to be about the fabulous dinner I cooked last night!

As I was considering what to cook for dinner, I visited, often referred to as ‘food porn.’ I was scrolling down the dizzyingly beautiful photos of the various food blogs compiled on this website, and found a recipe for a Quinoa salad by a food blog called Lucillian Delights.  Since Will loves Quinoa, I decided to go ahead and give it a try.

In addition to the Quinoa salad, I decided to pick up a Spinach and Feta Salmon Burger which I saw in the glass case of the seafood section at Whole foods, a week or so ago, calling my name.

The salad called for Romano beans — I actually had no idea what they were.  Romano beans were no where to be found, so I called Will and asked him to google an alternative to Romano beans, which turned out to be a type of a snap pea.  So I substituted the snap peas for Romano beans and the salad turned out perfectly!

The salmon burger was outstanding as well! Obediently following directions on how to cook fish on a skillet from my TV-love-of-my-life celebrity chef Curtis Stone who explained it in an episode of Take Home Chef on TLC (which I used to follow religiously in my mid-20’s), I successfully heated the salmon burger. The key is to cook one side of the fish, and turn it over only once. Yes, just once. This is absolutely the key on how to successfully heat fish on a skillet. I have followed these directions and cooked many-a-delicious fish meals from salads to tacos.  Curtis, you are my cooking HERO!!!!

Here is the Quinoa salad and Salmon burger dished up! Yet ANOTHER SUCCESS!!!


About ambertaniuchi

I'm a 30 something Japanese female living in Salt Lake City, Utah. I grew up in Japan but also consider Hawaii my home. I am a QA Engineer by day but rock 'n' roll in a band called Lady Murasaki by night. I love all things vintage, gourmet and scotch, scotch, scotch. See these links for our music and FB.
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One Response to Salmon burger and Quinoa Salad

  1. Faith says:

    LOL. I remember how you used to go on and on about The Take-Home-Chef. Looks delicious!

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