Pan seared, then baked Alaskan salmon and whole wheat three cheese torellini in a pesto sauce. Normally I would have a vegetable or salad with it, but I don't have them in my house right now, so we will go without!
To make things easy, the salmon was bought frozen in fillets and the tortellini is premade found in the refrigerated section. Also, the pesto sauce was pre made.
If you are interested in how i plan on cooking the salmon, i will gladly inform you!
I find that the best way to thaw fish, shrimp, and chicken is to put them in zip lock bags and then place those bags in a big bowl of warm water. It's quick, and doesnt toughen the meat like I find that the microwave does. Preheat your over to 375. After thawing, heat some olive oil in a pan. Season the salmon, both sides, with salt and whatever seasonings you prefer. I think I am going to use greek seasoning tonight, and maybe a little garlic powder as well. Then sear your salmon on both sides (skin side first) for a quick minute or so. Transfer your pan to the oven for about 15 minutes or until your salmon is as well done as you like it. From my cooking experiments, this method allows for the best flavor and tenderness. Cook the tortellini according to package directions, then add pesto sauce and parmesan cheese. I like to add chopped walnuts, slivered almonds, or pine nuts as well. Dinner should be yummy, quick, and easy! Just like I need it to be right now :) If you have any ideas for yummy easy dinners, let me know!