T: dude i thought this was a really creative and innovative meal tonight. and damn it was tasty.
A: thanks t! i can’t really take the full credit for this one. at the very beginning of my foodblog reading days I saw a wasabi pea encrusted tuna steak, and that was the inspiration for this dish.
T: holy crap it was good. do you by any chance remember what food blog it was on?
A: i really don’t. i wish i did, but it was so long ago that i saw it and you know… my memory isn’t what it used to be. i took that inspiration and ran with what i thought would work well with it – i schmeared the salmon fillets with whole grain mustard then added the wasabi pea crust and served it with the mustardy lemony cream sauce, poached bok choy, and skillet potatoes… just like dad used to make.
T: dad used to make poached bok choy too?
A: heheh no silly! dad used to make skillet potatoes just like that when i was growing up. really easy, just sliced potatoes pan fried with sliced onions and s&p.
T: what’s s&p?
A: for some reason i feel like you’ve asked me that question before…
T: … OH! salt and pepper.
A: yup! exactly.
T: that always throws me off, I think it’s some kind of sauce or something.
A: we could make a s&p sauce, or at least call a sauce s&p in your honor since it confuses you.
T: or not. thank you very much. back to dinner!… i have to say, the mustard is really what set it off for me.
A: cool.. the mustard was inspired by a salmon dish we ate at a restaurant in Pacific Beach like a month ago. whatever dish you got at the time came with a similar sauce and i thought it rocked so… this was my attempt to recreate it. BTW, this is our FIRST meal in our new apartment in OB!
T: it surely was nice! we have a terrible lighting situation that needs to be dealt with… ok, more than just lighting. well, we’ve only been here a couple of days. we’ll have plenty of time to decorate.
A: we are definately in transition mode currently. working out the kinks and what not. i just know it will all work itself out soon. we’ll get there T!
T: we sure will, A! golly. you’re swell.
A: woah dog, what’s with all this crazy talk? you’re like a blast from the past, man.
T: i was just feeling it. i don’t know why. jeepers.
A: AGH!!!! Okay, well, back to the dinner at hand. I give this meal a 4.333/5. It was good. I enjoyed it and would order it if it were on a menu. But for some reason it wasn’t the most exciting meal i’ve ever made… still yummy though.
T: I thought it was damn exciting. I give it 4.7/5. Truthfully, the only reason it didn’t get a higher score is because bok choy isn’t my fave. It kinda reminds me of celery. you know, like you expend more calories eating it than it gives you back.
A: that could be true, i just don’t know. what i do know is that i thought that the bok choy offered a refreshing crunch to a mildly heavy meal and i enjoyed it. but i can totally see how bok choy could not be your fave.
T: did somebody say chocolate?
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