I had no idea what to make for supper tonight, as usual. So I started looking up recipes, but nothing jumped out at me. So then I started rummaging in the fridge, freezer, and pantry. I found the salmon fillets I had bought, but they were frozen...surely that would take way too long to thaw out?? I asked David if he was hungry now or if he could wait. Luckily, he said he wasn't hungry, yet, so that gave me some time to prepare. I put the fillets in a plastic bag and put the bag in a bowl of warm water with just barely a drizzle of water coming out of the tap to kept the convection going in the bowl. (This helps defrost faster.) I didn't know it would be that fast...they were defrosted in no time.
While the salmon was defrosting, I started thinking of what would be good with it. I had some tomatoes that needed to be used before they went bad, and so I decided on Mozzarella Stuffed Tomatoes and roasted asparagus.
Of course, since I decided on the stuffed tomatoes, I didn't have any prepared bread crumbs, but that was not to deter me! I found some hotdog buns in the pantry and toasted them in the oven. After browning them a bit, I put them in the food processor to make bread crumbs. It turned out great.
I had the salmon defrosted, and the side dishes working, so now I needed to decide which salmon recipe to use. I have several cookbooks, and most of them have their version of salmon. I found one I hadn't tried before in Rachael Ray's 30 Minutes Meals 2 cookbook. The glaze was so awesome on the fish. It even tasted good with the tomatoes and asparagus!
I thought the meal looked so pretty plated with lots of colors. If you care to try any of the recipes, just let me know!