Easiest Dinner Ever

Easiest Dinner Ever

Fire up the rice cooker with rice and water and a wee bit of salt. Preheat the oven, with your marvelous cast-iron skillet inside, to 425 degrees. Put a hunk of lovely wild salmon caught by your friend Chris Beaudin (who promised to scope next season’s crews for a husband for yours truly) in a piece of tin foil with some leftover fennel fronds, a few rinsed salted capers, a splash of white wine and a little butter. Seal up the tinfoil. Snap the ends off some asparagus, and roll them around in some olive oil and sprinkle with salt. When the oven (and the skillet) are hot, put the tinfoil packet in the skillet, scatter the asparagus around, and cook for 20 minutes (probably less if you’re not at altitude). When the oven beeps, put some rice on a plate, put the salmon and asparagus on the plate, and drizzle the juices from the tinfoil packet over all. Later, wipe out skillet with a paper towel, put some waxed paper between the rice cooker bowl and lid, and you’re done cleaning up. Yum. Easy. Yum.

3 thoughts on “Easiest Dinner Ever

  1. Phew, that appears lovely but the way you describe it makes it appear even more exhausting than saturday afternoon mall shopping

  2. Well, we don’t really have any malls around here, thank goodness — I do not miss malls.. But I guess my point is that this wasn’t really cooking — the rice cooker does all the work on the rice, and the hot cast iron skillet takes care of everything else, and what with balling up and throwing away the tin foil, and wiping out the skillet, there really isn’t even any cleanup. So for me, that qualifies as easy easy …

  3. I liked the quick aside about salmon-fishing husband-seeking. Because if you have to have a husband, you might as well make damned sure he can do something really useful like fishing for some FINE SALMON. *hee hee* But this is seriously true, at the same time.

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