An Evening In France January 18 2013, 0 Comments

Salmon in Sauce Provencal!

Keeping with my New Years resolution I have been making an effort to cook more regularly and this recipe also coincides with my travel planes, as cuisine straight from the South of France, adjacent to Italy- so the taste is rather Italian with a rich, tomato-based sauce.

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I started by frying up some onions and garlic and then the salmon fillet.

Next I needed to make the mixture for the sauce: 1/2 a cup of basil leaves, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1/2 a cup of tomato paste and 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar. This mixture, however, has contributed to my resolution to purchase an apron. Lesson learned; tomato stains and it smells!

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Next I simply added the sauce into the pan and stirred for about 10 minutes. Once the salmon was done, I removed it from the pan and added in the side dish of asparagus. That took about five minutes to cook and then it was all done!

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This meal only took me about 15-30 mins to complete. So I now feel pretty reassured about my resolution to stay home and cook. Getting this meal and drinking a cocktail on the town would have cost me around 50 bucks, which is crazy considering how easy it is to do it at home!