egg salmon zucchini

Zucchini Pancakes, Sockeye Salmon, and A Little Sun

Sunny-Side Up Egg, Salmon, Zucchini Pancakes
Eater rating: 4.8 / 5  4.79
Tonight we’re eating a dish formed by layering lemon dill cream sauce, a zucchini pancake, fresh seared sockeye salmon and topped with an egg cooked sunny-side up.

T: wow dinner tonight was excellent!
A: thanks T! I’ve been trying to think of a visually pleasing egg dish for a while and finally decided just to make whatever came to mind.
T: ahh well that seemed to work! Everything really melded together, and each item was tasty by itself, too. I loved it.
A: sometimes i find that eggs can seem a little heavy, but i tried to lighten this up by using a lot of fresh flavors like the lemon, dill and salmon. I really enjoyed tonights meal myself. I probably could have eaten two of them!
T: it was quite fresh. not heavy in the least. I could have continued eating plate after plate. Could you go make me a few plates of it?
A: hehehe… probably, actually. I have more of all the ingredients, although i froze the rest of the salmon fillet i bought today. I decided to buy a whole “half of a salmon” fillet today, so…. more salmon in the future!
T: hell yeah I love salmon. This salmon was incredibly salmon colored. Do you think they used dyes?
A: it’s very possible, they frequently do. The packaging didn’t mention any dyes though, so maybe not. It’s supposedly wild sockeye salmon… but i never believe everything i read.
T: hell I don’t believe anything I read. Have you ever seen salmon packaging that mentioned dye?
A: i have actually. even the non-vacuum sealed salmon (you know… the plastic wrap kind) has had the “dye added for color” part of the label.
T: so it’s like the cereal boxes that say “enlarged to show texture” except that instead of photoshoping the photo they inject my food with chemicals. nice.
A: yup! you hit the nail on the head, son. In a perfect world i would be wealthy enough not to have to shop for fish at the von’s, or any grocery store for that matter. sadly on my (and your) current salary, we can’t afford that.
T: True, unless one of our readers liked us so much that they wanted to pay our rent and utilities. Then we could shop anywhere. Any takers? … eh? … anybody? … hello? …
A: it’s useless, T…. we only have like.. one reader outside of the family… and they don’t wanna support us… just let the dream die…
T: ok. It’s dead.

20 comments so far:

  1. gagatka says:

    it looks gorgeous and for a veggie like me is like a poetry…

  2. Marianne says:

    Gorgeous, guys! I will definitely be making this once you all get the recipe up. Also, I started making your panzanella the other day–I say started because I got totally off track and ended up with a completely different, but delicious, salad. So, thanks for the inspiration?

    Also, my favorite restaurant here makes a mango ice cream mochi that makes me speak in tongues it’s so good.

  3. Lea says:

    Put an egg on anything and I’ll love it.

    I’d never even thought of putting egg on fish!!!!!! OMG I’m drooling here!

  4. Lea says:

    BTW…. send me some mochi ice cream.. ironically its been a bit of a personal mission of mine to try to find them locally! =( to no avail!

  5. Ugh…mochi…so pretty but I cannot abide the taste. Maybe I’ve only had bad mochi? Where do you get the good stuff?

    Don’t forget…I’m moving to San Diego soon!

  6. Amanda says:

    gagatka, I’m glad you enjoy it! it was very simple to make… i’ll try to get the recipe up soon, although you can always just use it as an idea!

    Marianne, i’m happy to hear it inspired you… i always go into making a dish with a certain thing in mind, then by the time i’m plating, the meal has taken some turns and twists. The creativity is the best part about cookign for me! and i swear… i’m gonna get this recipe up soon!

    Lea, I agree…. amanda+eggs=goodness. Seriously, i love eggs. i think tyler got kind of sick of them at a previous job, but he wasn’t complaining last night! have you tried a local asian market? generally they have them in the freezer section! I wish i could send them w/o them melting!

    Michellephant, we are excited to have you in SD soon, you will definately have to come to dinner some time, maybe stay around for some guest blogging! is it the glutenous rice that you can’t stand or the delightful centers??? they definately grow on you!

  7. Denise says:

    Hey Amanda! That looks fabulous! Recipe please?(:

  8. Lea says:

    Thanks Amanda =)

    We can get regular plain ol mochi cakes at our loca Asian market, no mochi ice cream though… but I have yet to check the mega one in Orlando. Maybe I’ll have better luck out there. =)

  9. How could I not stand something described as a “delightful center”? It must be the glutenous rice. I’ve had them when I was young and then once again at a conveyor belt sushi place called East here in Manhattan. A place that serves sushi on a conveyor belt is probably not the best place to go for mochi!

  10. Laura says:

    I just love your blog., I’m stationed in Germany, and this blog is so nice since I’m from Los Angeles…May I ask what kind of camera you use for these lovely pictures?

  11. Amanda says:

    Thanks Denise! I’m gonna try to get the recipe up tonight! BTW, you should change your site to allow comments from people other than just people with blogger blogs! I would totally leave comments if you did.

    Lea, how far are you from orlando? depending on the craving i would drive pretty far for them!

    Michellephant, you wouldn’t be the first person i’ve heard say it’s the glutinous rice that turned them off. I bet you would like the ice cream ones though. we will force you to eat some when you come to dinner. It will be a WWE dinner/blogging initiation! :-P

    Laura, I’m so glad you enjoy our blog! Do you get to eat bunches of german delicacies like sausages and wiener schnitzel?!? We use a canon digital rebel, so we get all the perks of a digital camera with all the function of a SLR!

  12. Marianne says:

    I am a freak, because I love glutinous rice, and I did right from the start. Thanks for the recipe, I think I’m going to make this for my parents this week.

    You people with your digital SLRs make me so jealous! I do the best I can with my nice little camera, but I still get all envious.

  13. Amanda says:

    I think it was love at first site for tyler and the glutinous rice too. I thought it was a little weird the first mochi, but by the second i was hooked! We are so lucky to be able to use a DSLR! It was tyler’s college graduation present from his mom. I would never be able to afford one. and let me just say mariann! you put out some damn fine pictures with your nice little camera!

  14. Denise says:

    I didn’t realise I did that. Opps changed it!(: yummmm Zucchini pancakes

  15. Chris D says:

    Hey guys. I know all the readers will be excited now that T is back in town. I think you should try a sushi recipe next.

  16. Amanda says:

    Chris, i don’t know if the readers are as happy for T to be back as I am. I’m not so keen on eating alone! You need to find time in your busy politiking schedule to come out and visit us in SD – them i’ll make some sushi ;-)

  17. Girlie says:

    Amanda and Tyler – that looks great! Seriously, it seems like putting an egg on almost anything just raises it to the next level. The other day, we ate leftover Chinese with a sunny-side up egg on it. (This is what happens when the husband has free rein in the kitchen.) Even that was completely awesome.

    Glad you’re all settled in!

  18. Amanda says:

    Thanks Girlie! we are happily settled in (two and a half blocks from the pacific!) it really is amazing what an egg (and runny egg yolk) can do to just about anything. and btw, at least your hubby is in the kitchen at all! ;-) jk, T!

  19. Angela says:

    Love love love love your site!! I guess you never got a change to put this recipe up yet eh?

    BTW, made the pork tenderloin and the Serrano Ham and Kiwi Bruschetta last night, they were both AMAZING!
    Thanks a million!

  20. Amanda says:

    well thank you Angela!!!! we love love love that you love love love our site!!! sadly, i did put up a recipe for this one (and about twenty-five other ones) but we had a damn mozilla bug come along and delete large chunks of our posts! i lost nearly thirty recipes because i was silly enough not to back them up on a hard drive!!! oops! i will try to remember what i did for this one so you can try it out some time – i remember it was a really easy one :-)

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