Homemade Valentine’s Celebration

2013, Food, Holidays

I hate to be a hater, but I have always believed Valentine’s Day was a capitalistic holiday designed for the commercial industry to drive everyone crazy.  If I’m in a relationship, my significant other better be appreciating me all year round. This is why I always try and keep Valentine’s Day low-key.  I made dinner at home – salmon patties, wilted kale and boiled potatoes.  Potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables (It’s a toss up between potatoes and corn), but if I cook with potatoes as my side dish, my meal turns out very yellow. I’m not health conscious, but I do try and eat every color in the rainbow. I remedied this problem by selecting a variety of potatoes, Korean Purple, Red, and Yukon Gold potatoes.  

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boiled the potatoes in a pot, throwing in the Kale at the end to wilt them.  I kept the seasoning light, only salt and pepper.

I threw together the salmon patties based on what I would expect be in them (this is not very scientific):

  • canned salmon
  • bread crumbs
  • lime juice
  • cilantro
  • eggs
  • salt & pepper

I mixed everything together and formed patties, frying them until they’re crispy and brown. I made a dipping sauce for the patties mixing sour cream with lime juice.  They turned out amazing!  Work has been keeping me so busy that I haven’t cooked much lately.  Fortunately, cooking is like riding a bike.  Once you learn, you never forget.

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