Five Marinated Salads

When we think about the term “salad”, we usually think about a dish that is prepared soon before serving and and is eaten as fresh as can be. However, it’s always good to remember that not all salads were created equal, and that many of them taste even better after marinating for a few hours, or even days. Continue reading

Salmon Fillet with Dill-Mustard-Honey Topping

Coming back from a vacation is harder than I thought… So I will once again use the option of re-blogging a post from the beginning of the blog. See you next week with new posts. :)

Tasty Eats

Salmon with dill mustard topping Ronit Penso

I have created this dish for my book, which is all about quick and easy meals. The dish here has an added bonus – you can prepare it in advance and bake just before serving.
In the topping, I’ve mixed the classic honey-mustard combination with dill – a traditional Scandinavian addition to salmon (as demonstrated in the famous “Gravelax”- cured salmon with dill.) The addition of butter helps keep the fish moist, the breadcrumbs add a nice crunch and the wine adds the acidity needed to balance it all.
I’m sure this dish will become a classic in your kitchen just as it is in mine.

* The portion size in the photos is small, as I was preparing the dish for a buffet dinner. You can do the same, or use 5 larger portions to serve as a main course.

* To prepare in advance: spread the fish with…

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Colorful Potato Salad

Colorful potato salad Ronit PensoMost potato salads are, how shall we put it politely, “aesthetically challenged”… They are pale and heavy, with way too much mayonnaise and in many cases, too much sugar.
Here is a lighter and more colorful version, inspired by a Russian potato salad, named “Olivier” after the Belgian chef who created it when working in Moscow. The original salad contained many rare and expensive ingredients, so later on more down to earth versions were created. The majority of these versions contain a large amount of cold cuts and canned peas and carrots, and even though they are more colorful than the average potato salad, they are still quite heavy. Continue reading

Salmon Fillet with Dill-Mustard-Honey Topping

Salmon with dill mustard topping Ronit PensoI have created this dish for my book, which is all about quick and easy meals. This dish here has an added bonus – you can prepare it in advance and bake just before serving. Continue reading