This week has been an especially hungry week. And so with some outings and well some staying ins... I feasted.
If you live in Toronto and haven't been to Joy Bistro I am sorry you are missing out... I have never been disappointed with my meal, they never miss out it usually is PERFECTION. I like to rant and rave about how great it is... but it really is. On Sunday's they do a Prime Rib, and well I am a sucker for a great cut of beef. So I packed the whole family and feasted.
A few nights before I wanted to eat something grubby and sticky... nachos won me over. We headed out as a family again and went to the kids favorite place Boston Pizza. Now sometimes you just go to fast friendly dining because it's where your kids want to go. But the nachos are sooo darn good, covered in ground beef (this is the way to go) and a extra jar of sour cream and it's perfection.
But on some nights I make dinner too... and because I live the motto that my kids only eat what mommy and daddy eat, it appears I am raising a set of Foodies! So with a large salmon fillet pulled out of the fridge, I made Salmon with seared Caramel Apples and Pepper Squash. So simple and so easy.
Salmon w/ seared Caramel Apples and Pepper squash.
Salmon cut into 4 pieces.
2 apples (I used granny smith this time around)
half a lemon or lemon juice
1 pepper squash
2 tbsp of brown sugar
1 tbsp of butter
Heat the oven to 350 degrees, cut and de-seed the middle of the pepper squash. Put the sugar and butter in the cored middle and place on baking sheet for 45-50 minutes. Cut the apples in horizontal slices, peeled and cored. Pour lemon juice on top not to brown, then cook in pan for 2 minutes on each side, drizzle honey (I drizzled a little but go nuts have fun cooking should be fun) and let them caramelize slightly.
Pour olive oil in pan and cook salmon to person specification, and then plate the salmon on top of the apple slices. Take squash out of the oven, burning sugar is extremely horrible if you get it on you so be careful. Cut the squash to preferred serving and FEAST!
I won't lie, it was awesome... my daughters cleared their plates. Do you have any food recos for this very hungry pregnant girl in search of good food?