Tasty Tuesday

SALMON CHOWDER

YIELD
Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 cup diced russet potatoes (although any type on hand will do)
    • 1 cup sliced leeks
    • 1 cup sliced button or cremini mushrooms
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 cup dry white wine
    • 1 (14.5-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
    • 3 cups fish or vegetable stock
    • 1 cup half-and-half, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish
    • 1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
    • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
    • Salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
    • 1 pound wild salmon, cut into about 2-inch pieces

PREPARATION

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the potatoes, leeks, and mushrooms. Sauté the vegetables until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to stir for 1 minute. Add the white wine and simmer until most of the liquid has cooked off. Stir in the tomatoes, fish or vegetable stock, half and half, yogurt, parsley, and dill and bring to a low simmer. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the salmon and simmer until just cooked through, about 5 minutes.
    2. Ladle into bowls and garnish with drops of half and half and parsley or dill, if desired.

Tasty Tuesday

SALMON POKE ON GREENS WITH WASABI PEAS

 

YIELD
Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated peeled ginger
    • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar, divided
    • 2 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
    • Kosher salt
    • 2 scallions
    • 3 tablespoons white or dark soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons mirin
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh grapefruit juice
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 5 heads of Little Gem lettuce, cores removed, leaves separated
    • 12 ounces fresh salmon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    • 1 avocado, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    • 1/4 cup prepared wasabi green peas, crushed
    • Furikake (for serving)

PREPARATION

    1. Whisk sugar, ginger, and 1 Tbsp. vinegar in a small bowl. Toss cucumbers and a pinch of salt in a sieve, then gently massage cucumbers to expel excess liquid. Add cucumbers to sugar mixture; cover and chill until cold, at least 30 minutes. Taste pickled cucumbers and season with more salt if needed.
    2. Meanwhile, remove dark green tops from scallions and thinly slice on a diagonal; transfer to a small bowl of ice water and let sit until scallions begin to curl, 10–15 minutes. Drain scallion tops, then squeeze out excess liquid with paper towels.
    3. Thinly slice pale green and white parts of scallions, then whisk in a medium bowl with soy sauce, mirin, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and remaining 1 Tbsp. vinegar to combine. Transfer 3 Tbsp. ponzu to a second medium bowl. Add lettuce to bowl used to make ponzu; toss to coat and season with salt. Add salmon to second bowl with 3 Tbsp. ponzu and gently toss to coat. Add avocado, drained pickled cucumbers, and scallion tops to bowl with salmon and toss again. Season with more salt if needed.
    4. Divide dressed lettuce among bowls. Top with salmon mixture and wasabi green peas; sprinkle with furikake.
  1. Do Ahead
    1. Cucumbers can be pickled 3 days ahead; keep chilled. Ponzu can be made 1 day ahead; cover and chill.

 

New Music Monday

Trinidad Jame$ – #868 ft. Rich Homie Quan

 


With the Trinidad Carnival going down this week, Trinidad Jame$ connects with Rich Homie Quan on a brand new track called “#868” produced by Go Grizzly. Have a listen up top.

New Music Monday

Remy Ma – Shether (Nicki Minaj Diss)

Nicki Minaj reportedly took shots at Remy Ma on her new collaboration with Gucci Mane, “Make Love,” and today Remy has decided to address the situation with a new diss song towards Nicki called “Shether” over Nas‘ “Ether” instrumental. Remy accuses Nicki of sleeping with several people in the industry, speaks on Nicki’s career, ghostwriting allegations, recent breakup from Meek Mill, and much more. Have a listen up top and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Fun Fact Friday

My Butt is my favorite part of my body

I love lazy mornings and late nights

I can count the number of loyal friends i have on one hand

I rather text than talk on the phone ( only due the that awkward silence on the phone)

I love all kinds of candles

I never had a massage

I’m a hopeless romantic

I was one of the first people on twitter ever

I only have a brother

I have 2 pets ( my dog chance who lives with my parents due to i can’t have pets where i live, i have a fish)

Thoughtful Thursday

Be careful who you call your friend everyone you encounter isn’t your friend

Some people have hiding intentions 

Be careful of who you confide in about anything

People will use you just to turn about and stab you in the back

When someone shows you their true colors believe them