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Anniversary fun and fresh salmon! Pic-heavy

WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
edited 4:21PM in EggHead Forum
We started off our special day with a half-day of fishing. We are enjoying the new boat and Dave landed a salmon that we ate for dinner. We started with my favorite... Grilled romaine on the small, evoo, red onions, red pepper, bacon and a splash of niaggara balsamic. Hands-down always my fav on the egg. The salmon was (like the trout I did a couple weeks ago) stuffed with lemons, butter, minced shallots and capers, and rosemary. This was non-native Atlantic (landlocked) salmon. It was light pink in color; grilled indirect at 350 for about seven minutes a side. Coated it with a light layer of mayo so it didn't stick. We finished with a porterhouse and grilled banana and ice cream for dessert!
Here is us being silly on the boat:
And the salmon that we ate:
The romaine:
Plated goodness with the toppings:
Salmon before cooking:
Salmon cooking, the tail hung out a smidge!
Look how the bone pulled away...
Plated morsels:
And the beef... That's tuckers little piece on the side :P
Dave at the helm, heading in... We had a really great day :kiss: :)


  • I love this time of year... That salmon is so good.

    What a meal you had!! Congrats.
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Happy Anniversary! Looks like a great day with wonderful eats.
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Looks like a perfect way to spend the day together!! Wonderful looking dinner.
    Happy Anniversary!
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  • SheepDogSheepDog Posts: 176
    Julia I'm a HUGE fish fan, but that salad looks amazing... can you give me the down and dirty on that? Thanks!
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Thanks. Jerry, we spread it out over about 2.5 hours! :whistle: :laugh:
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Thanks, Teresa. :)
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    We were out both days this weekend, Molly. VERY good therapy ;) Thanks.
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Sheepdog; thanks! Very easy. Half the romaine heads. Drizzle with evoo, sprinkle with parm and S&P. Grill indirect (350'ish) each side til wilted; soft or a little more crunchy, doesn't matter much. Cut off the ends once plated, then cut in chunks. In skillet...I had some leftover bacon crumble in the freezer (keep it on hand for pizzas). Just a couple T's evoo and butter, bacon, red onions, red pepper. Depending on the bacon, it adds a little fat to the oil...add a splash of balsamic vinaigrette and plunk on top of the salad. I don't aim for a sauce here; plenty of oil from whats on the salad, then the oil/fat from the skillet...prob not the healthiest, but amazingly good. The taste of the romaine changes entirely with the grilling. Try it! :)
  • SheepDogSheepDog Posts: 176
    Oh man... I'm going to have to! Thanks again!
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    What a great way to celebrate your anniversary, glad to see you had such a great time.

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Julia, congratulations on your anniversary & a day well spent, liked that salmon
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Thank you! We are just newlyweds...8 years! ;)
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Beli, thanks! :)
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Happy Anniversary - what a wonderful way to enjoy this day! Your photos are awesome. :)
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Thanks, Elizabeth! All with my iPhone! I would be lost without it ! :laugh: :)
  • Happy Anniversary, Julia and David. It looks like you had a wonderful day! The boating looks awesome, I'm glad you caught some salmon.
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  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    Happy Aniversary Julia! :) You certainly pulled out all the stops with this meal. Loved your photos.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,718
    nice day, nice salmon, nice boat. what lake and whats a half day of fishing :)
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Fishlessman, we fish in lake Champlain. We have our boat in a marina about 20 minutes from home; first time being on a dock and not trailering...we love it! Half-day? 7:30 till noon maybe :) We went out again tonight and got two more salmon!
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