“Drunken” (Bourbon) Salmon

Hey everyone!  Man the past few days have been pretty hectic.  I was in the process of submitting a proposal for a grant opportunity available on campus.  The proposal and all its components was due today by 5pm and I was able to get it in on time so fingers crossed!

Jeffery and I have been in the process of turning our office into another bedroom the past few days.  We finally got it all put together today, although it still looks a bit of a mess.  Nothing has been put away and there is definitely a need for some paint in there!  The previous owners had used the same room as their office and painted it purple, and I mean purple.  We are planning on switching the color to a nice blue but that will require a TON of primer :).

Since we have been so busy between school work, house work, and job searching (Jeffery is actively seeking full-time positions).  We have had to make quick meals.  Tonight we had a wonderful “Drunken” Salmon Salad.  I have to say, I can’t take credit for the salmon marinade but boy, was it good and man, was it simple to cook!

We picked up the salmon fillet from EarthFare in Fairlawn.  It’s a great little (or not so little) health food market with reasonable prices.  We love going there because they always have good deals on their products and they are all natural or organic.  Their mission is to not have anything on the shelves that has high-fructose corn syrup or preservatives in it.  Anyway, these salmon fillets were $6.99 each (for roughly about 7oz.) and they were marinated in a bourbon marinade.  They ended up being the most expensive thing on our grocery list this week but we still only paid $40.00 for a weeks worth of grocery’s for the two of us!  In fact, the cost of groceries this week was so low we were able to also get cat food, contacts solution and a new toothbrush for Jeff and still be $10.00 under our normal grocery budget!  Okay-okay enough about saving money and back to the salads….

Look at them…mmmm mmmmm.  Okay so, to cook these bad boys, all you need is a pan and some oil.  We used our grill skillet and gave it a little coat of oil to keep the fish from sticking.  Salmon is a fairly fatty fish as it is, so you don’t need to add that much extra oil.  Then we grilled them for about 5 minutes on each side, plated them on top of a bed of lettuce (we used romaine), drizzle with a smidge of olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper and voila! You have a 10-minute healthy meal for about 16 dollars!  Not too shabby!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

Stay motivated 🙂

Shley

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