Sunday, May 30, 2010

dinner for two

Yesterday I had a birthday dinner with my first ever friend. Our birthdays are exactly two months apart, and it happened to be that we were in the same place at the same time at the mid-point between mine and hers.

Here's the menu:
bibb lettuce and radish salad
sweet and spicy salmon
collard green chips
mashed sweet potato
strawberry vegan cupcakes

Collard green chips

1 head collard greens
olive oil
salt and pepper

Wash collards and cut each leaf in half, cutting out and discarding the tough center stem. Place on a baking sheet and brush each side of each leaf with olive oil. A paintbrush or pastry brush works best for this- you want a thin coating of olive oil on the whole leaf.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then bake at 400 degrees for five to ten minutes, or until crispy and beginning to brown.

Sweet and spicy salmon

3/4 lb salmon
1/3 cup honey
2 Tbsp. Siracha chili garlic sauce

Mix honey and Siracha. Rinse salmon in cold water, then pat dry and place in a deep baking pan. Pour honey mixture over salmon, and bake at 350 degrees for 15-30 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through.

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