Everyone, drop the missing persons report: I’m alive and well. I haven’t been away doing anything particularly momentous — I’ve just been busy with summertime ~whimsy~. (Also my personal life has been HILARIOUS, but that, dear ones, is a story for another day.)
I’ve also been in a bit of a cooking rut. For the last few months, my meals have gone something like this: Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, leafy greens, repeat.
Don’t get me wrong. I have fully enjoyed each and every mountainous salad, crisp and verdant and full of the best summer produce. Delicious? Absolutely. Groundbreaking? Not even a little bit.
But then, something magical happened: I left town for a few weekends and found inspiration. In Chicago, I had vegan chilaquiles, biscuits with chorizo and poached eggs, and glorious seafood salad with olive oil and lemon. Another weekend, I went home for a wedding and stayed with my parents. Cue salmon.
This salmon is probably my very favorite dish that my mom makes. It’s undeniably Asian. The flavors are big and bold — there’s ginger, vinegar, thai chilis, salted black beans — but the preparation is simple. Searing and simmering is all that is required. This dish is usually served over warm jasmine rice, but I’ve been loving it with romaine and fresh plum tomatoes. Read more… →