Sunday supper: pesto-crusted salmon

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wow. i think this might be the first actual meal i’ve cooked in something like 2 weeks! pasta and doctoring a pizza do not count. i totally loved the break, but getting back into a regular routine has been tough this week with Miss Girl being sick Monday and Tuesday (i totally blame her nose on the armrest during the cab ride home. ugh.). i figured cooking a real Sunday supper was a good way to kick things into gear to start off a new week on the right track!

y’all know how i do, so when i say “cook” you know it’s a very loose term around here. i had a pile of chicken in the freezer, but was itching for seafood and got a good deal on some salmon today. i kind of do the same thing with fish pretty much every single time (Emeril’s Fish Rub + grill pan), so i started perusing the pantry for other options. i’m also kind of in a use all your old shit kind of mood since a lot of stuff got cleared out the week before and of France. anyway, because i buy random stuff all the time with good intentions (and then never follow through), there was a jar of pesto. i thought that might be interesting. turns out, pesto encrusted salmon is actually a thing and i’m not crazy to think it might work.

pesto-crusted salmon
here’s my inspiration recipe for those interested in actually cooking. for those who aren’t, i basically took half my jar of pesto, added about 2 tablespoons of bread crumbs and followed the rest of the directions for prep and cooking. results? OMG freaking delicious, y’all. i mean. really. wow. this might become a regular thing around here. except it’s like 1,000 calories. whatevs.FullSizeRender

sides
bringing up the sides were another couple of tweaks to what i usually do:

green beans steamed, then quickly sauteed in butter and garlic (it is apparently National Garlic Day, after all), then splashed with lemon juice.
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also, fake risotto. ha. i was in the midst of cooking up some brown rice (half water, half chicken broth), when i decided it needed to be more (Spy is not a fan of plain old rice). so just before it was all done, i added half a can of cream of chicken soup (i was out of mushroom, which was the first choice) and about an ounce of shredded Parmesan. it turned out super creamy and delicious. i would just maybe cook the rice in the broth about 10 minutes longer next time to make it softer.
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dessert for Spy and Miss Girl was boxed brownies. you know, because we fancy (duh). actually, don’t knock ’em. they’re Ghiradelli and they’re delicious.

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so there you have it, the theme for the night: fake it ’til you have time to make it! good advice for the week ahead — have a great one, everyone!

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Everything looks lovely. I need to go and find food in my fridge now.(hehe)

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    1. Kristin says:

      haha 🙂 good luck and thanks for the follow!

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      1. Thank you for the same.! =)

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  2. charlypriest says:

    Would you invite me over for lunch, and dinner and also breakfast. Just fead me all day!

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    1. Kristin says:

      haha. invited! though I promise, sometimes it’s just cheese and crackers 😉

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      1. charlypriest says:

        Well, I guess you can’t be perfect

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  3. Shauna841505 says:

    Yum!! Looks amazing! And glad you’re back! 🙂

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    1. Kristin says:

      thanks! missed all you guys and still getting caught up!

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