Poached Salmon & Potato Salad

>> Wednesday, January 7, 2009

1. salmon
2. potatoes
3. cute accessory
4. random pieces of romaine lettuce
5. blackberries and Greek style yogurt with honey

I poached the fish using a recipe from Simply Recipes subbing chives for the dill, cause that's what I had. Too bad I didn't catch the part about covering the pan - ended up spoon-sloshing the liquid on top to get it to cook :)
The potatoes are just quartered and boiled with some butter and chives. I put a little Caesar dressing in the chick.

Have I mentioned my new found love for the Fresh & Easy? Let me mention it again. See that salmon up there? Know where I got it? I'll tell you - Fresh & Easy. Ten ounces for $3.99 and as fresh as I'm ever likely to taste living here in the desert. Cooking and eating fish just isn't something I grew up doing. Where I'm from there's only one kind of fish, and that's catfish and you eat it dredged in cornmeal and deep fried and if you're smart you go out for it so you don't mess up your kitchen. And that - while delicious - is nothing like this. I don't know where I was going with that.

Anyway, Boo loves fish so I try to fix it for her at least once a week. Unfortunately she slept through dinner so the Boy snagged half of her fillet and the rest ended up here. This is just the sort of lunch that I love packing for work. So much better than anything I'd have time to run out for plus the added benefit of being very nearly free!


Pasha January 8, 2009 at 8:53 AM  

I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now and really enjoy all the bento and recipes. the salmon looks really good but I am wondering what is Fresh and Easy? And where did you get the Pumpkin soup? I am thinking that you live in the same town I do but I don't know if that is a secret.

Maggie January 10, 2009 at 7:34 PM  

Delicious and too cute! Thank you for sharing!


Navita January 11, 2009 at 10:59 PM  

i love ur bento...yum yum

Lunch Buckets January 11, 2009 at 11:27 PM  

Thanks Navita and Maggie :)

Pasha - Fresh & Easy is a grocery store. Sort of a cross between Trader Joe's and Walgreens. I'm in the Phoenix area but that's just between us okay?

Pasha January 12, 2009 at 7:10 AM  

Ha! I am in Tucson--I don't know why I get such a charge out of finding a blogger in my same vicinity. Next time I am up your way I will try one of the restaurants you have listed (I never know where to eat up there). So do you buy any of your bento supplies locally? We have none down here. you can answer my email if you would rather Pasha (at) grantb (dot) org.

LemonySarah January 12, 2009 at 5:32 PM  

Hey, now it's my turn to delurk on your blog!

Your blog always makes me so hungry. I know that food photography is very difficult, but you make it look so easy.

I think I've mentioned this to you before but it always makes me smile - your avatar, when tiny, looks just like George Jetson's head!


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