This is going to be a long post. Get yourself a beer.
She Who Must Be Obeyed saw a couple of small wild sockeye salmon fillets in the supermarket. I thought they were too expensive but apparently I was wrong. She wanted them for dinner so no long smoke this night.
I decided to serve them with grilled potatoes and used some of the Berbere spice mix I have been experimenting with. This is how that meal went.
I cubed a couple of medium potatoes, chopped 125 ml (1/2 cup) of onions and thinly sliced a garlic clove.
I put those in an aluminum pie plate and tossed them with a little olive oil and about 1/4 of a teaspoon Berbere spice (SWMBO doesn't like it too hot).
I covered it with foil and put it in the pellet smoker that had been preheated to 350 F.
While the potatoes were cooking, I put the salmon fillets on a couple of small squares of aluminum foil. I find it just makes it easier to deal with the fish.
I mixed 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) of mayonnaise with 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) dijon mustard and 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) dried dill weed.
I spread that over the fillets.
I sprinkled 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of brown sugar over the fillets.
When the potatoes had been cooking for 20 minutes, I put the salmon in the pellet grill.
The salmon and potatoes were cooked 25 minutes later.
Here is the cooked salmon.
Here are the spuds.
We served them with a nice coleslaw.
The missus and I just don't eat so much as decrepitude settles in so we only ate one of the fillets after cooking it.
So, there was leftover salmon for dinner the next day.
I had a good crop of spinach so I decided to do a Salmon Spinach Salad.
I tore up about 4 cups of the leaves.
I cooked some bacon to crisp and chopped it.
I made a blueberry vinaigrette (let me know if you want the recipe, it is very good).
I tossed the lettuce with the dressing and sprinkled the bacon over the top.
I cut the salmon into strips and put it over the salad.
Here it is on the plate.
Both of these meals were stellar. Getting two meals out of it made me feel better about the cost and SWMBO liked both which bodes well for me in other ways.