I kept my promise to have everyone ooh and ah over Friday night dinner. The Salmon and Asparagus with Citrus Gremolata was divine (recipe can be found on page 175 of the Weight Watchers Points Plus Cookbook).
Everyone gathered around the kitchen to enjoy a glass of excellent Malbec while I was making this very easy recipe. No better way to start off the weekend and set a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere around the house.
The Gremolata is made of fresh chopped parsley, orange and lemon zest, and minced garlic, and it smells so fresh! I once again followed the recipe almost exactly, and even served it with lemon wedges. I decided to make more fish than the recipe calls for, and roasted it for 20 minutes to perfection. It was delicious! And… looked beautiful!
Salmon with Citrus Gremolata
Roasted asparagus paired perfectly with the fish, and was placed in the oven for exactly 12 minutes, to not overcook. The orange fish, garnished with green herbs and citrus zest, looked very appetizing next to the green asparagus spears. If you are tracking your Weight Watchers points Plus, this fabulous dish is only 7 points per serving (1 salmon fillet, 10 asparagus spears, and 1 tablespoon gremolata).
Roasted Asparagus Spears
For this special dinner I ventured out of my Weight Watchers book and added some pasta, with [I Can’t Believe It’s Not] Butter and some goat cheese. This pasta was fairly light in flavor and worked really well with our fish and the great wine we had with the meal. Obviously, portion matters if you are trying to lose weight.
Pasta with “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” and Goat Cheese
Not sure yet what’s for dinner tonight, but I am guessing some chicken with whatever I have around the house. Once in a while it’s fun to just get creative in the kitchen, so it will be interesting to see what I will come up with.