Oh magical Alaska. You provide me with weird dreams and expensive dive bars and cheap skiing. Love the dreams and the bars, you can keep the expensive part though. We've had a whole salmon in the fridge pressuring us to cook him. Our mission is to make it home before it gets too late to cook that big boy! So, after a wonderfully fun day skiing, we hop into a bar called Oasis and consume awesome hot wings that remind us of out fave in L.A and actually good onion rings! I'vee consumed a lot of fried food on this trip so have vowed to ween myself from it for the rest of March.
When we get back to cook, Matt stuffs the salmon with fennel fronds, lemon slices, and dill. Simple salt and pepper and greased skin and the salmon is popped onto the hot grill. Tasty big guy! Buttery and slightly sweet. Cooked perfectly. Its served fennel baked in milk, butter, and cheese with leftover risotto. Grilled corn and romanesco cauliflower. Yea!
Then the bag of potatoes join us. I LOVE potatoes! How many different things can I make with a bag of potatoes for us to enjoy this week??
Here we've got a potato cake topped with guac and salsa. Super simple. Grated potato, rinsed and squeezed dry and grated onion and finely chopped garlic.
Twice baked potato with a beet salad. The salad is so simple and so good. Roasted beet, these super sweet carrots called candy carrots my sister brought from Pike's Place in Seattle for us to try, radishes, arugula, and dressed with a squeeze of lemon and topped with goat cheese. The potatoes were baked in the oven for about 40 minutes at 350 degrees. I sliced them in half, and then scooped it out leaving enough along the skin to keep it together. With the scooped out potatoes goes in chunks of cheese (Beechers Flagship 4 year, provolone, and parmesan), fried up bacon, green onion, sautéed garlic, milk, salt and pepper. Mix that together and then scoop back into the potatoes. Bake covered at 400 degrees and then I put some butter on top and broiled them.
A almost repeat meal, but with mashed potatoes! Gotta clean out that fridge. No vegetable left behind. This meal will clean us out on veggies! Garlic mashed potatoes. Very simple. Boil your peeled potato with a crushed clove of garlic, I learned that trick from my cousin Trayc, and then drain, mash, milk, butter, and salt and pepper that lil guy. Great dinner. Makes up for over consumption of pizza and beer at lunch. The girl brought us out a pizza with over half of the toppings missing on 1/2 of the pizza, so she brought us out another large pizza. Which was missing a topping and the vegetarian portion was long gone. Oh well, we had reindeer sausage, so it was allll gooood. Tons of pizza. We could have scored another one if we were douchebags.
Lastly, we have a beautiful and delicious omelet. We don't own any nonstick pans. Making omelets is way funner on a nonstick pan. It just slides right off. This omelet has green onion, salmon, goat cheese, chopped olives, and parsley. I drizzled a little white truffle oil over it after I had already consumed half and it was very tasty with it, but also very good without.
Over and out! Back to the mainland here we come.