Monday, August 20, 2012

Parmesan Crusted Salmon

I am a very un-adventurous eater, but I'm trying to remedy the situation by being an adventurous chef. Even though I am pretty anti-seafood, I loved this salmon.

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 teaspoon dill weed
1 cup white wine
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 pounds salmon fillets

1. In a shallow bowl mix Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoned bread crumbs, tarragon and dill.

2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, blend white wine, soy sauce, butter, red onion and garlic. Cook and stir until onions are tender.

3. Press one side of each salmon fillet (the side without scales apparently) into the Parmesan cheese mixture. Place fillets crust side up in saucepan with white wine mixture. Cook over medium high heat until most of the liquid is reduced, 10 to 15 minutes, then flip with a spatula. Continue cooking until crust is golden brown and fish is easily flaked with a fork.

The fish was amazing with a dill/ mustard dip. I dumped some mayo, dijon mustard, dill weed, lemon juice, salt, and pepper into a bowl and mixed it up. Voila!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Formal Baby Boy Onesies

Here are the onsies I made for Fisher to wear to my brother's wedding. The wedding colors were blue and lavender. I made one long sleeve and one short sleeve so we'd be prepared for any weather, or have a backup if Fisher pooped through one right away. This turned out to be so much better than buying a real formal outfit. The layers of a dress shirt, tie, vest, and/or jacket are so hot and bulky on a 3 month old. I used satin scraps for the ties, and made the vest out of a hubby shirt that was destined for goodwill. Good reminder: Do not attach your tie all the way down. Let it hang loose at the bottom so it does not get tucked into baby's pants.

Some other great formal onesies and tutorials:

from: Decorating the Dorchester Way

DIY pdf Sewing Pattern - Suspender Tie Onesie
from: Winter Peach

from: Burda Style

Letters 20
from: Lemon Tree Creations