HOME COOKED DINNER SUNDAY DAY 28 - 4/28/13
Salmon Nicoise Salad
I suppose this is my take on a Nicoise Salad. Basically I had a lot of romaine hearts in the fridge that I didn’t want to go bad so I built my dinner around them.
I typically eat fish on Sunday because I like to eat fish at least once per week, and I always eat it on the day of purchase so that it is as fresh as possible, and Sunday is usually when I do the majority of the week’s grocery shopping. Fish + Romaine is how I got to a Nicoise Salad.
Tuna is the classic Nicoise fish but Tuna is over fished so I don’t buy it anymore. Salmon has a similar “steak like” texture and the one I purchased was farm raised, so that is how I landed there. I also figured it would go well with the grainy Dijon vinaigrette dressing.
For the other components I wanted a nice Spring vegetable since Spring seems to have finally arrived on the East Coast, so I chose asparagus. I cooked the salmon in cartoccio with green olives, lemon and olive oil, and added a hard boiled egg to the final dish in keeping with the Nicoise theme. All in all I was very pleased - the only thing I might have added is some sweet gherkins.