27 February 2007

Warm Salmon and Asparagus Salad

Although I vowed to experiment with chicken in 2007, I am getting a bit bored already. I've had chicken with pistachios, cashews, capers, tomatoes and red peppers since the beginning of the year.

It's Lent and seafood beckons. Looking for something light, I made my version of Kalyn's Warm Salmon and Asparagus Salad from the fabulous archives at Kalyn's Kitchen.

The recipe calls for smoked paprika, which I did not have. Otherwise, I followed the recipe to the letter, adding my own touches: Roasted red pepper and sautéed almonds.

My friends, this is among the best salads I have ever tasted. Roasted asparagus, which I have made before, has an almost nutty aroma and flavor.

I've been a fan of both salmon and asparagus for a long time, and have made asparagus as a side dish for salmon many times. This trumps anything I have done in the past.

P.S. Thanks again to Kalyn who has helped me out many times, the link should now work.

15 comments:

Kalyn said...

Yaay. I'm so glad you liked it. It's funny because I'm doing roasted asparagus with garlic this week for Weekend Herb Blogging, a slightly different take on how to roast asparagus. I'll be posting it on Thursday. (Heavy on the garlic. Not for a romantic dinner, but delish.)

Mimi said...

Kalyn, I'll be doing another one from your blog in a day or so!

This was really very, very good.

Kristen said...

Another fabulous recipe...so tempting!

cityfarmer said...

Running right out for the green tipped wonder!!!!

Lydia said...

Roasted salmon and asparagus is one of my favorite combinations. I make it often and never get tired of it.

Mimi said...

Tempting, Kristen, and you can eat as much as you want — almost!

CF, you will love this!

Lydia, where was I that I never tried this combination? Mars?

Jann said...

What a perfect dinner for a chilly winters night!

Mimi said...

It really was great, Jann.

You should see the snow here!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I guess I'll be missing snow this season.
Yes, this is really an awesome salad. Salmon and asparagus is just good.

Toni said...

I adore salmon and asparagus. I love just about any vegetable roasted. You've just given me an idea for dinner tomorrow nite. Thanks!

Mimi said...

I could eat this again and again, Tanna and Toni.

The orginal recipe is wonderful; Kalyn, you rock.

I liked the crunch the almonds added.

P.S. Tanna, you are missing out!

Glenna said...

This looks and sounds wonderful--even for breakfast!

Mimi said...

It's got all the elements of a good breakfast, I agree.

Kalyn said...

Mimi, there is a slash at the end of the link (html/) which should not be there. That's why the link doesn't work.

Mimi said...

Thanks, Kalyn. I will fix it!