Getting back into the vibe has been daunting but I figure the best way to do so is challenge myself but keep it simple. The challenge? Buying (how do you know it is fresh? I only had whatever I'd seen at sushi restaurants to go by) and cooking Salmon for the first time (and I discovered something new - Salmon have a lot of thin bones which I've never actually seen dining out before).Pan-seared Salmon
Ground black pepper
Season the salmon fillet with a touch of salt and ground pepper. Rub extra ground black pepper on the skin side. Heat some olive oil in a frying pan and turn heat on high, place salmon fillet skin side down. After four minutes, flip the salmon on the other side. Cook for another four minutes and remove off heat. Plate and squeeze a wedge of lemon over it.
Shaved parmesan cheese
Bring one cup of water, salt and half a teaspoon of olive oil to a boil. Stir in one cup of cous-cous, throw in the skin of the lemon wedge (well, I had this on hand from the salmon), cover with a lid and remove off heat. Set aside for 8 minutes. Sprinkle in parmesan cheese and use a fork to stir.
p/s: Served with some simple asparagus tossed in garlic herb butter.