A Simple Dinner:  BASIL SALMON WITH LEMON AND GARLIC / TOMATO-BASIL SALAD

–salmon – (the size of 3 decks of cards)

–basil and parsley (fresh if possible)

–lemon juice

–garlic powder

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

–tomato (1 large, fresh, vine-ripened if possible)

 

1 – Place the salmon in a covered baking dish.  Drench in lemon juice.  Season with salt, pepper, basil, parsley, garlic, and olive oil.  Add a little water to the dish.   Cook for 4 and one-half minutes in microwave on high.  Test center to be sure the salmon is done.  If not, return to the microwave for 1 more minute.

2 – Chop tomato in bite-sized pieces.  Season with salt, pepper, basil, and olive oil.  Stir well.

3 – Serve the salmon hot and the salad cold.

–salmon adapted from allrecipes.com and salad from Pensione Bencista, Fiesole, Italy.

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