Let’s meet at my house for lunch. Buzzy has asked us to prepare Wild Salmon with Chive Sauce.. He has good reason for suggesting this menu.
You will need 4 skinless wild salmon fillets, 2 tablespoons fresh dill, 2 teaspoons lemon zest, 2 teaspoons paprika, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, 2 teaspoons olive oil and fresh dill and lemon slices for garnish.
For the Chive Sauce you will need, 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh chives, 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt, 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill pickle, 2 tablespoons low-fat mayo, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 teaspoons capers, ½ teaspoon salt and a pinch of ground black pepper.
Preparing the Chive Sauce
In a small bowl, combine chives, yogurt, pickle, mayo, lemon juice, capers, salt and pepper. Stir until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Bring to room temperature before serving.
In a small bowl combine the dill, lemon zest, paprika, salt and cayenne. Rub each filet with ½ teaspoon of oil and dill mixture. Transfer to a plate, cover and place in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.
Place filets in a nonstick frying pan set over med-high heat. Turn once until the salmon is well browned and opaque.
Transfer to a platter and serve with chive sauce. This recipe serves 4 people who will thank you for not serving them poison!
See you at my place. Buzzy will greet you at the door with a tray of Bloody Marys.
Hello, my human family. I want to get straight to the point. Your government doesn’t give a fig about what you are feeding your family. The rest of the world seems to care more about the safety of their food supply than the United States of America.
Gather round, I have a sad tale to tell. If you are thinking of serving farm-raised salmon to your family, think again. The salmon in your great nation are fed an unnatural diet loaded with antibiotics and a host of other drugs. Farm raised salmon has been banned in Australia and New Zealand. Your country should follow suit, wake up and smell the fish!
If you have decided to serve a meat dish tonight, you might want to ponder these facts. The meat is probably tainted with Ractopamine a drug that is known to harm the cardiovascular system. Your government does not test for the presence of this drug in meat. At present, 45 percent of your pigs have this drug, 30 percent of your cattle have it and who knows how many turkeys are affected. Your government doesn’t know and it doesn’t care. This drug is banned in Europe, Mainland China and Taiwan.
The next time you are in the mood to open a citrus flavored soda or sports drink, think again. These drinks contain brominated vegetable oil. You will not be pleased to learn that this ingredient was originally patented as a flame retardant. Your soda may not catch on fire but it will cause reproductive and behavioral problems. Brominated vegetable oil is banned in Europe and Japan.
Let’s move on to artificial colors and dyes. Your nation appears to be crazy about coloring your food supply with dangerous chemicals. Your beloved Mac n’ Cheese is a perfect example. You should know that thousands (and there are thousands) of these additives are banned in many countries including Norway and Austria.
I won’t keep you here longer than necessary, so let’s finish up by discussing arsenic laced chicken. As it turns out your government allows a certain amount of arsenic in your food. It has been found in very high amounts in supermarket chicken. For the record, the European Union has banned the use of arsenic in their food.
I respectfully suggest that you contact the White House and ask for the First Lady, if you can find her. Tell her to take a look at what the federal government allows in your food supply. She has bigger fish to fry than worrying about how much your kids eat in school or how much they exercise.
Come Fly With Me…Buzzy