I can’t help it. Perfectly grilled leg of lamb. Roasted butternut squash risotto. Steamed broccoli. A lovely cab. Monte did all the work. And it was delicious.
Dinner time rolled around tonight and risotto and grilled salmon were on the menu. The before shot of the risotto:
And the before shot of the salmon fillet, rubbed with olive oil, sprinkled with kosher salt and ground pepper, sitting skin-down on a cedar plank that has been soaking in water for about 4 hours:
We cook it on a weber charcoal grill over direct heat for about 30 mins (this fillet was 2 pounds). The plank burns on the bottom, but infuses the salmon with a delicious smoked flavor. Be careful taking the plank off, it will burn anything you set it on. I use a cookie sheet. It’s not pretty, but it does the trick.
We watched the first race of the Louis Vuitton Cup final, but it was disappointing as both boats had problems and they postponed the second race. Later, the Seahawks preseason game 2 was on the NFL Network, and i got to watch them cream the broncos, so that made up for it.
Have I mentioned that I love weekends?!
My risotto-eer has been at it again. Tonight he made Basil Risotto, with fresh basil and tomatoes from the garden. Delicious!
The recipe book is Risotto, by Clive Tring. Lots of good risotto recipes, with lovely photos of the dishes.