The sound of him playing the guitar resonates through the whole house. Never mind if the projects that we had planned, which included hanging picture frames on the wall, were left undone. The music coming from the frets of the guitar was so soothing and beautiful, but I sensed that it would stop soon.
When his luggage was all packed, I knew that I had little time left with him. Soon he will be back in college, soaked with school work and surrounded by his friends. His time with me could wait... well at least until the next school break.
I cherished the extra two weeks my son Joey spent here at home while his sisters had all returned to California after the holidays. His stay was highlighted by the good times we had, the silly giggles, the games and the great food. Sometimes our games sounded moronic, but it is very touching for me to know he is still my unica hijo.
The dish I made for him for his last lunch home before he heads back to Cornell was pan seared salmon with green tea. I spiked it with lemongrass, ginger and honey sauce. This salmon recipe was inspired by his healthy eating options and the tea time we had every night (started by my eldest daughter during the winter break). This is the perfect way for me to express how much I treasured the time he spent here at home - by preparing this special plated dish for him.
Pan Seared Salmon with Green Tea-Lemongrass- Ginger sauce
salt and pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
Season both sides with salt and pepper. Drizzle some olive oil on both sides as well. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
On a hot skillet (use a non stick pan) sear the salmon slices on both sides. It took me 3 minutes each side since my salmon slices are thin, if it's thicker allow 5 minutes of cooking time each side.
brew 1/2 cup of tea together with lemon grass
1 tbsp agave or honey
freshly grated ginger root
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
Mix all the ingredients together. Season with soy sauce and pepper. Adjust the taste according to your preference. Sprinkle sesame seeds and enjoy!
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