So my Dad’s birthday just passed, and my family decided to cook him a special birthday dinner. The above was my personal contribution. Recently, I’ve been really trying to clean up my diet and eat as healthy as possible, which is reflected in the dishes that I cooked. For example, I had a great deal of veggies (spinach, peppers, red onions) that I lightly sauteed in a small amount olive oil. For protein, I made the salmon hibachi-style substituting olive oil in place of butter. I began by frying the skinned filets in the oil. Before flipping the filet, I poured the sauce onto the raw side before sear-sealing the flavor into the meat, which allowed the meat to hold the juices and flavors while keeping it from being too dry.
The dishes I made were a hit, and I managed to make everything pretty flavorful without the use of additional seasonings. The spinach was light and slightly sweet with the help of the onions and peppers, while the salmon was soy and citrus flavored.