Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Salmon Pink

Olive oil and lemon marinated Salmon

DSC_4772Here in Portland, Oregon, the summer is mostly glorious! Although the temperature seldom reaches 100 degrees with minimum humidity, some evenings we opt out to make a no-heat, nice, light, A.K.A.appetizer for our dinner.

Not sure where I got the recipe…the marinated salmon on toasted French baguette we love, however, bread is optional, simply put it on the sliced cucumber for gluten free and less calorie version.

Ingredients and Instruction for marinating salmon (Print Recipe Here)DSC_4765

  • Medium size onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons  white wine vinegar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salmon – sashimi grade thinly sliced (I used about 1/3 pound)
  • 1 lemon, washed well, cut lengthwise fist then thinly sliced
  • 1-2 fresh dill stems, chopped
  1. Put thinly sliced onion in the bowl and sprinkle with salt and mix well, let sit for 5 minutes. Squeeze the juice out. Set aside.DSC_4767
  2. Combine olive oil, wine vinegar, salt and sugar well in a small bowl. Set aside.DSC_4769
  3. Place prepared onion evenly distributed in a shallow glass dish with rim,
  4. Single layer the salmon on top of the onion, sliced lemon on top of salmon. Stir the olive oil mixture before pouring over the salmon. Scatter the dill on top. Cover with plastic wrap.Chill for at least 3 hours or overnight.DSC_4774
  5. Serve with sliced baguette, crackers or cucumber.IMG_1588

Gifts from friends – Home grown Kale is sheer beauty! IMG_1617

Then I received handmade cards by Jalna in the mail. I was touched. Too beautiful to let go…can I just keep them in a keepsake box?IMG_1626

The table my husband was working on was finally stained (antique red)!IMG_1621
The painting was done by moi, My son-in-law made the vase.

Miss-happening occurred playing basket ball the other day…seriously? My husband spent a few days in the horizontal position.IMG_1618

He must get better fast! We’re ready to go to Japan soon…  

See you in a few weeks!

PS – I greatly appreciate you all for visiting my blog. 


  1. this looks tasty and fresh, hope your hubby feels better love the table

    1. Thank you Rebecca. I'm back from trip...little sad but glad to be home.

  2. I greatly admire you...not only so good in whipping up delicious things in the kitchen but also a great artist:) Wishing a speedy recovery for your hubby and that all will work well for your coming trip:)
    BTW, I think the veggie gift is a white stem Swiss Chard? Kale has more rough and curly sort of leaf. Both are delicous:) You could only be a good friend to obtain many good friends:) Hope you continue on having a lovely day:)

    1. Thank you Annie. Very kind of you.

      PS- You maybe right but the giver said it's kale so I don't want to correct it. Ha ha ha.

  3. こんにちは。ポートランドはアメリカで1,2位に位置する美しくて安全な都市だそうですね。 ご主人様はスポーツマンですから、回復も早いと思っています。いつもおいしそうなお料理ですね。サーモンは日本でも大人気です。輸入価格が高騰しているそうです。御無事で日本に着かれる事を願ってます。

    1. ありがとうございます。 ポートランドはとても暮らしやすいし、長くすんでいるので、帰るとほっとします。 一度奥様と遊びにいらしてください。奥様が 飛行機、大丈夫!になれるように、応援してます。

  4. What a great dish! It looks so wonderful that I'm craving it right now. I love your painting. I wondered if you had done it. I'm glad that you answered my question. And your son-in-law's vase is beautiful. Wish I could go with you to Japan. I'm envious.

  5. What a gorgeous summer light dish or snack! I have never marinated any fish this way... I guess I should try one day. Thank you so much for inspiration.
    I cannot believe your husband has made this table. Amazing!
    The cards look really cute.

  6. looks refeshing and insanely delicious!!!
    i had a frozen sashimi grade salmon pack in my freezer and i know what i'm gonna do with it...

  7. Love this recipe, have a great time in Japan.

  8. Oh! this is the perfect salmon if you'd ask me!

  9. I love salmon and your dish looks delicious. What a treat!

  10. 今日本ですね!何処に行かれてるのかしら?ブログのポスト待ってます!しかしサーモン美味しそうっ!

  11. Hi Nippon Nin,

    Hope that you enjoy your Japan trip :D

    I like lemony salmon and you are so neat arrange a slice of lemon on each piece of the salmon.

    I want to tell you too that I have baked your triple haystack apple tart and it is very nice being infused with lots of apples. Thanks for sharing this beautiful recipe :D


  12. I love marinaded salmon. Delicious!

    Your painting is so pretty. You are talented my friend.