Cilantro and Lime Salmon

I am always looking for new ways to cook fish and this week, I found an absolutely mouth-watering recipe for making salmon. Since I am cooking for a family of four and time is of the essence, my goal is to make recipes that are tasty yet easy to make.

Cilantro and Lime Salmon. Photo credit: potentialdoctor.com

Cilantro and Lime Salmon. Photo credit: potentialdoctor.com

The salmon recipe courtesy of Closet Cooking consists of a simple marinade made from cilantro, lime (juice and zest), and garlic. Jalapeno chilies are an optional ingredient. I made the salmon with a side of mashed potatoes, tomato and corn salad.

What I loved about this recipe:

  • The marinade keeps the fish moist during cooking
  • Makes use of healthy ingredients such as garlic and cilantro
  • Tasty lime flavor
  • Easy and fast

Suggestions/Tips:

  • Try to avoid cooking for more than the recommended time as this will dry out the fish.
  • If you don’t have much time to marinade the salmon, then marinade for just 15 minutes prior to cooking. This will still make a difference in bringing out the tasty lime flavor.
  • To enhance the appearance of the salmon, garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and lime wedges

I hope you enjoy your cilantro and lime salmon dish!

Ginger Chicken Curry with Tender Peas and Basmati Rice

My recent goal has been to experiment with at least one new recipe a week. The new recipe I tried this week was a delicious ginger chicken curry recipe courtesy of Once Upon A Chef.

Delicious Ginger Curry Chicken. Image courtesy of potentialdoctor.com

Delicious Ginger Chicken Curry with Peas and Basmati Rice. Image courtesy of potentialdoctor.com

What I loved about this recipe:

  • Great combination of flavour (garlic, ginger, curry powder, cilantro)
  • Easy and fast to make
  • Can be easily batch cooked
  • Uses readily available ingredients
  • Combines peas with the chicken all in one dish
  • Freezes well for a second meal
  • It was a big hit with the husband and kids

Recommended side dish:

This scrumptious chicken curry goes very well with a simple side of basmati rice.

Suggestions/Tips:

  • I have made other chicken curries before but I think what really brought out the flavour of this recipe was the freshly grated ginger and also rubbing the chicken pieces with curry powder before cooking.
  • I found that the curry tasted better without the yoghurt although this could have been because of the type of yoghurt I was using. I recommend tasting the sauce before adding the yoghurt to assess whether it’s really needed.
  • I discovered that frozen peas taste fresher than canned peas and are better for your health.
  • Adding turmeric to the basmati rice while cooking will complement the color of the chicken curry.

I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

Showing Appreciation…And Enjoying Some Delicious Honey Garlic Shrimp

Image courtesy of the cookingjar.com

Image courtesy of the cookingjar.com

Last night, I decided to cook a new recipe for my family. It was a very simple stir-fry dish consisting of shrimp, honey, soy-sauce, ginger, garlic, chives and cilantro with a side of turmeric basmati rice and steamed broccoli. My husband and kids instantly devoured it!

This morning, I found one of my husband’s pink notes (which is now stuck on the fridge where I can see it daily).

The shrimp dinner was delicious babe…I really love how well you take care of each of us…

Just a few simple words made me feel so appreciated! Sometimes in the mound of laundry, dishes, cleaning, cooking, comforting, soothing, bath-times, diapers, bedtime routines and other daily activities, you start to wonder if you are making a difference or if what you do matters. It does matter! You do make a difference!

I never tire of being told I am appreciated by my family. It is like added fuel to keep me going.

Tell someone you appreciate them today! It can make such a difference to their day!