Tonight's dinner: Poached Salmon, Asparagus, and Pilaf with Quinoa!
This may seem like a lot of work, but it was all prepped and cooked within 30 minutes!
Near East makes a yummy Pilaf/Quinoa blend with spices included, so it's super easy to make! Also, Near East is Fair Trade, which is great!
When cooking the salmon, I like to preheat the pan with a small amount of olive oil (just enough to cover the bottom of the pan) along with some fresh crushed garlic and lemon pepper seasoning. Then, add the salmon skin side down.
I cover the pan to get a nice poaching/steaming action. Once it heats up a bit I add a little bit of water in the pan to help keep the salmon moist, without using lots of fat!
Meanwhile, I steamed up the asparagus along with some mini sweet peppers.
Dinner is served!
Filling, well balanced, and easy! What more could you ask for!?