By Brian Lucas
This one is dedicated to Polly, who served us a meal fit for a king in 15 minutes. I am forever grateful to the people who have become friends with me through my blog.
“…all the charming and beautiful things, from the Song of Songs, to bouillabaisse, and from the nine Beethoven symphonies to the Martini cocktail, have been given to humanity by men who, when the hour came, turned from tap water to something with color in it, and more in it than mere oxygen and hydrogen.” -H.L. Mencken
I get as many requests for my recipes as I do for agile posts, so decided to be agile and recount this recent episode and satisfy two requests in one. A new friend I met through my blog, called and invited me to dinner. She said she could create and serve me an elegant meal in 15 minutes. I told her I would accept the invitation only if I could bring the wine and asked her what she intended to serve. “Pan seared salmon and I favor reds” was the prompt reply. So I hunted up a bottle of 2006 Bellecourt Chenas Beaujolais and headed towards our rendezvous like a salmon heading upstream. Continue reading