When I think back on our wedding, it feels as if it was just a few years ago. But it has been so many years that we get amazed every time we count. I don’t care what people say, it does make a difference to be married. I love it.
We have had so many big celebrations lately that we are a little low-key this Valentine’s. A little partied out, you could say. It could also be because we are expecting the worst and coldest weather in history, here in New York. Well, at least that is what they say.
So we cancelled our plans and are staying local. But, since we actually eloped and got married in Vegas, our revised plan is to go to the casino in New York/Queens, and have dinner there. Same same but different.
We already had our first Valentine’s dinner since we celebrate this for a few days since it actually is both our anniversary and Valentine’s.
This dinner was what we love to eat the most. Salmon. And lot’s of berries with some quinoa. Sweet dinner for my sweet & I.
Sweet Salmon cubes with Berry & Fruit Quinoa.
A mid-piece salmon, enough for two people. Cut into aprx. 1 1/2″ cubes.
1/2 cup. mixed fresh fruit & berries.
2 pineapple rings. Preferable fresh (canned is ok as well).
A couple of strawberries, cut in small pieces.
1 lime. Use the zest and the juice.
1 cup boiled quinoa.
2-4 tbsp. Thai chili (Hot & sweet)
1-2 spring onions, the semi green part cut in thin strips on a diagonal.
Salt pepper to taste.
Let the pineapple rings dry of slightly. Cut into little cubes. Fry in a “dry” frying pan for a few minutes letting the pineapple get a little color. Add the boiled quinoa into a bowl. Squeeze over the lemon juice & 1-2 of the Thai chili sauce. Mix & let sit and “marry”.
Fry the salmon cubes in a medium hot pan in a little good oil. Just a few minutes on each side. Don’t over cook them.
If you are using larger fruits or berries, cut them into smaller pieces.
Just before serving, mix most but not all, of the berries, the lime zest & spring onions with the quinoa. Plate with the salmon cubes. sprinkle over more of the berries and the spring onions. Place little drops of the Thai chili sauce over the salmon and on the plate.
I used blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, dragon fruit and a little of a kiwi. I took a piece of the dragon fruit and cut out a heart and placed it on the plate.
You could of course use a cookie cutter if you want a perfectly cut heart.
You can squeeze over a little bit more lime juice if you want. Before you plate, taste and make sure it is balanced and to your liking. If you want it more hot and spicy add a dab of hot sauce (optional).
I also added a passion fruit on top of it all. I just love that fruit. A little expensive but so delicious.
What can be better than waking up to flowers and cards from your hubby?
Followed by a typical and favorite Swedish breakfast. Pancakes with whipped heavy cream and fresh berries, smoothie and some Swedish tea. I am really fortunate…