Two more of Lidia's recipes
First an update to yesterday's supper of tuna. I went to Wegmans this morning and while there, I checked their price for tuna. They also charge $25.99/lb. for tuna. My sister-in-law, who lives on the Outer Banks, was kind enough to inform that she can purchase fresh tuna for $9.99/lb.
Back to this evening's meal. I opened the Whole Foods app this morning to check on their new weekly specials (they run Wednesday to Tuesday). The new promotion included wild caught salmon for $8.99/lb. (As a side note, Wegmans had farm raised salmon for $10.99/lb.) With a protein selected, I just needed to find a quick recipe. I went to Lidia Bastianich's website, Lidia's Italy, to search for an easy recipe.
I found Salmon with Mustard Sauce (Salmone conSalsa di Senape). I liked the recipe as it reminded me of a dish my husband had in Manhattan at La Rivage Restaurant (Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon Grilled Brocolini, Roasted Potatoes, Mustard Sauce). I needed to purchase a few additional items for the recipe. The recipe calls for diced pancetta. You can purchase this in the deli case at Wegmans. I also picked up in the adjacent liquor store a bottle of Italian wine, Le Altane Pinot Grigio - Delle Venezie - 2015, for $6.00. If a recipe calls for wine, use a wine that you would drink, do not use a cooking wine from the grocery aisle.
I was also looking for different type of side dish. I had a bag of green lentils in the basement, so I searched on Lidia's website for another recipe. I found Lentil Country Salad (Insalata Contadina). I must say preparing this side dish did extend my meal prep time this evening.
It took me approximately an hour to prepare supper this evening. However, my husband complimented me on another delicious meal. My efforts paid off, he was kind enough to do the dishes this evening. What a guy!
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A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.