Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day #66, Salmon Oscar

Today's dinner is ever so popular- Salmon Oscar entree. It's an eight ounce portion of salmon that is pan seared, pepper-crusted, and topped with herbs and jumbo lump meat crab, and a bearnaise sauce. It is served on top of our potato pancakes and roasted asparagus.

This is one of the most popular entrees on our menu. It's so popular that we left it on the menu when we switched over to our new summer menu. A lot of people like salmon, but I'm really not one of them. Salmon is very healthy, due to it's high protein, high omega 3 fatty acids, and high vitamin D content. The color of salmon is usually orange to red, resulting from carotenoid pigments in the flesh.

The name "Salmon Oscar" is not a Laundry original. This typically refers to a salmon fillet topped with crab meat and asparagus and served with a  Bearnaise sauce. The addition of the potato pancake is all us, but other options often seen are cous cous, rice, or even an English muffin.

If you like seafood, I bet you would love the Salmon Oscar. Most people do, judging it's popularity. However, salmon is generally a little more "fishy" than other types of fish, so if you don't like that flavor, you probably won't like this. Despite the great health benefits of Salmon, I think it still will be awhile before I can actually enjoy it!

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