Quickie Dinner and a Movie

December 17, 2008 at 12:26 pm (Good Eats & Drinks) (, , )

It’s officially the holidays.  Making up lists and checking them twice.  I give presents for naughty, rather than nice.  But that’s not a surprise it it?

It’s a busy time of year, and when it gets busy I get lazy on preparing my own food…it’s sooooo much easier to grab something on the go or order take-out.  But, since I am trying to eat healthily this week I made a super-quick dinner that included salmon and broccoli rabe.  Doesn’t get much healthier, right?  And I need something quick because I had a movie date at 8:15 to see Rachel Getting Married (which by the way is EXTREMELY dark and filled me with anxiety…in a good movie kind of way…highly recommended!)

For Salmon:  Mix together mayo, Dijon mustard, dashes hot pepper sauce, chopped garlic, chopped chives, and chopped tarragon.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Place salmon in a baking dish skin down and cover with mayo mixture.  Drizzle with a little honey.  Bake at 350 for about 12-15 minutes.

For Broccoli Rabe:  Bring large pot of salted water to a boil.  Add broccoli rabe to boiling water and cook for 2 minutes.  Drain and then cool.  While cooling, in a skillet melt butter, then add 2 cloves chopped garlic and a handful of chopped walnuts.  Cook over medium high heat until butter is browned.  Add broccoli rabe to skillet and cook for and additional 5-8 minutes. 

Serve salmon and broccoli together.  Winner, winner deliciously quick dinner!

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