Thursday, April 4, 2013

Recipe: Soy and Brown Sugar Salmon

My friend Elizabeth cooked an impromptu dinner for her boyfriend and I last night and it was a real winner. She did a soy and brown sugar marinated salmon, a wild rice medley, and paired it with a very nice Riesling. I threw in a frozen green bean/wax bean/carrot mix that I had and dinner turned out as you can see above. Even better, the marinade for the salmon (the real star on the plate) was incredibly simple.
When marinading, you can either put the salmon filets in a gallon bag or in the oven-safe glass dish you will eventually cook the fish in. That glass dish can then go straight into the oven and then straight into the dishwasher. SIMPLE.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Recipe: Baked Avocado and Egg

After a long and conspicuous absence, Cheap and Easy is back! School got the better of me for a while and to be honest the food wasn't all that interesting. Now that things have evened out the food has improved and I finally have time to keep posting on here.

To kick things off I thought I'd show you the newest thing that I've tried.  I know that looking at this you may be thinking "Warm that a...thing?" Let me tell you, spread on some crusty bread this becomes part of a really delicious dinner (or breakfast). You might also be thinking, "Aren't avocados expensive?" Well that depends, if you have an Aldi near you keep an eye on the advertisements, they often sell them for $0.49-0.79 a piece, which is very inexpensive compared to other stores. Other places may also offer decent specials of their own. Some online recipes have topped their baked avocados with bacon, though I prefer it with just some cracked pepper and sriracha (maybe a spoonful of salsa).