I had the opportunity to shop at one of my favorite supermarkets recently and found a display of gorgeous Salmon filet's, as well as some glistening Tuna steaks. Could NOT resist. I bought both but, the Salmon was perfect for my Valentine's dinner. I served it with Bacon-Wrapped Fresh Asparagus and a simple Baked Potato. Divine!
Note: This doesn't take very long at all, but needs to be checked often to avoid overcooking.
When I retrieved it from the oven, I let it rest before slicing and serving. It's perfect with just the unpretentious addition of salt and pepper. My last flavor boost was a generous squeeze of lemon. So tender, so flavorful and good for us, too.
The Asparagus, dead simple. I par-boiled it in salty water for a couple minutes, not cooked really, just heated through then removed to a platter to cool. I wrapped bacon around a bundle of 4 or 5 spears each and placed them on a parchment lined baking sheet, then into a very hot oven, 400 degrees or so. I cooked the tasty little spears until the bacon was done and removed to serve immediately. A baked potato alongside to complete the menu plan and it's time to enjoy.
One bite of chocolate from a heart-shaped box (but only one) at the end of this scrumptious dinner was a real Valentine celebration. Hmmm...but now I'm dreaming of those Tuna steaks I bought.