its that time again.

there's two things i look forward to at the end of may, george's birthday and copper river salmon.  georgie and i have spent 5 wonderful years together (and i look forward to many more!).  since he only has one puppy friend throwing him a puppy party is sorta out of the question.  so what could be the second best option?  a puppy size steak of course!  

he f'ing loved it!  he had to have a sample of the salmon too. :)

back to this copper river salmon.  i think most of it is the hype but there's something so good about the first fresh salmon of the year.  you don't want to get to crazy with seasoning because you want to taste the flavor.  so i was pretty excited when i found this recipe.

broiled sweet & spicy salmon with pineapple
from everyday foods

1 cup rice (i used brown rice)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup (its worth the money for the high grade stuff)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 lb. salmon fillets 
salt & pepper to taste
oil for for pan
1/2 of a whole pineapple, cut into pieces
1/4 cup lightly packed cilantro, chopped
lime wedges, for serving

heat broiler and cook rice as normal.  i use a rice cooker, makes life easier but not necessary.  mix maple syrup and cayenne pepper in a bowl and season salmon with s & p.  oil foil and arrange salmon and pineapple in a single layer.  spread half of syrup mixture over everything.  cook 8~11 minutes.  half way through add the rest of the mixture.  add cilantro to rice and serve.

makes 4 servings.


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