With summer in full swing and temperatures soaring, I’m not often in the mood for a large, heavy meal in the evening. Usually, just a simple salad is what I crave, but trying to serve just a simple salad to two big guys for dinner would, without a doubt, generate that “have you lost your mind?” look from both of them. So, being the ever compromising soul that I am, I’ve been on a quest lately to find tasty, flavorful “main meal” salads that will satisfy us all. The combinations are endless with a piece of sauteed fish, a grilled steak or even a store-bought roasted chicken. You can get as fancy or as simple as your energy level allows!
If you’re not familiar with steelhead trout, it’s much like salmon in color, taste, and texture. Steelhead are actually rainbow trout that spend part of their lives at sea like salmon. Truly, I can’t tell the difference between the two. It can be found in most all grocery stores, and actually costs less than salmon.
Season up your fish however you like, (my favorite is McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning) and either throw it on the grill, or saute it up in the skillet in a little olive oil, and serve it on top of your favorite green salad. Since I have an abundance of mint growing in my yard, I love to dress the salad with a Lemon-Mint Vinaigrette…the flavor combinations are especially nice! Fish, for my family, is the new “fast food”. I can literally have this dinner on the table in 20 minutes! Fast & Healthy–can’t beat that combination!
- 2/3 cup chopped fresh mint
- 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 medium garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
- 2/3 cup olive oil
Blend all in blender.
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