This week, at the Food Matters Project, we are making this fruit and fish dish which sounded strange, to me. I could not imagine a bed of fruit with fish on top and explained this way, it does not sound good. These are the times, I am thankful, I don’t follow my instincts and skip the week and go ahead and make the week’s designated recipe. I did only make one piece of salmon which was definitely a mistake.
Of course, when I went to cook, the fruit supply had diminished greatly, leaving me with mango and more mango and a few pears that I was saving, for a cake. If you don’t tell, I will share with you what I did. I opened a can of guava and that with the mango and some cranberries and coconut, I made the fruit part of the dish. This was supposed to have hot chiles but hubby does not do well with anything hot. I subbed in some Mexican chile powder, I just got – only a tiny bit. The only other seasoning used was basil and home-grown oregano.
Inspiration hit and after topping this fruit mixture with broiled salmon, I sprinkled some pistachios, on top, and they made quite a difference. It rounded out this recipe beautifully.
Thanks, Sara from Food and Frederick for picking a dish, we really enjoy
ed, despite some hesitancy. The recipe is found on her blog and please do drop by The Food Matters Project and see what the other foodies have made.
Now for my confession. It is hard to believe, we make such foolish mistakes. When, I went to broil my fish, I decided to put it on a cookie sheet and my sheets always have parchment paper covering them, so I put this precious salmon, in the oven with the paper. Yep, you can imagine what happens to paper at a high temperature with the flame burning down on it. Fortunately, my husband walked in and smelled the burning paper and saved it. I am sharing a picture. I have certainly learned a lesson and if anyone out there would make such a silly goof, you can learn also.
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