A week ago we had a Paaaaar-Tay! A little gathering, I like to call, a… “Salmonque!” (I’m making up words again! Ahhh, the joys of literary bloggers license. lol) My friends had three huge Salmon fillets, so they made me an offer. They’d provide the Salmon if I cooked it? (Hmmmmmm… let me take an entire second to think about that!) Heck Yeah!!! Hence the “Salmonque” was born!
When it comes to grilling Salmon we allow the Salmon to be…Salmon! We don’t marinade it or try to turn it into Teriyaki chicken. We let the natural color and flavor be the star of the show! It’s personal preference but, it’s how I think it should be. It’s really, really good too!
I completely remove all the skin, brush it with melted butter, and sprinkle it with some seasoning salt! That’s it! The rest is up to Mr. Salmon, the BBQ, and the Grill Master! What you get is…perfect, mouthwatering, scrumptious salmon! Serve with a little lemon and you are good to go! Isn’t that amazing?! YUM!!!
Now, small problem… when you have 12 pounds of Salmon and half your guests are “littles” who want the Grill Masters glorious chicken legs rather than Mr. Fishy…you have a LOT of left over salmon! (Ohhhhh, so sad!) What to do? What to do?
I don’t know what you do, but….you can bet I’m going to use every single last drop of that glorious fish! This week I decided to use some in my very favorite salad of all time! Cobb Salad! Summer and Salads…lifelong friends!
I absolutely adore Cobb Salad! I have for as long as I can remember! Thankfully my family loves it too and they love Salmon! It was the perfect combination. Does that look good enough to eat or what?
Cobb salad generally is made with chicken, blue cheese, tomatoes, avocado, dice hard boiled eggs, bacon, and black olives. All lined up in nice neat rows (my O.C.D. comes out to visit when making this dish!) on a bed of lettuce greens. All I did was switch out the chicken and replace it with the salmon, and the same for the blue cheese with Feta. I was also extremely lazy that day and used the “Real” bacon bits, found in the salad aisle, instead of cooking up a package of bacon. It was just too hot and I was too tired! Thankfully we live in a day where there are “real” bacon bits! I’ll admit it would have look prettier if I had used real home cooked bacon. Lesson learned! Next time my friends…next time!
This salad is so perfect for dinner! It’s filling, flavorful, and stunningly beautiful! I love to serve this luscious salad to friends when I have a lunch! You just can’t go wrong with all the varied ingredients. The cold Salmon was an awesome addition! We serve ours with Ranch but… you could do Blue Cheese, French, or any dressing of your choice.
Serve this salad with some hearty crusty sour dough bread and a tall glass of my favorite triple berry lemonade and you have the perfect summertime meal!
It’s the weekend! Hooray! This weekend is my favorite summer festival! Every year here they close down main street and hundreds of vintage cars line the street! It’s the July Jamboree! I love walking up the middle of main street with my guy, a Texas Twister Lemonade in one hand, mini-doughnuts in the other, the band playing, and beautiful restored vintage cars for as far as the eye can see! Not to mention bumping into my friends and neighbors! I love summer nights! So excited!
Whatever you do this weekend I hope it’s fantastic! Thanks so much for stopping by!