Romantic Dinner with Theo: Pisatachio-crusted Salmon recipe

I’ve been dating someone for a few weeks now, a firefighter! His name is Theo and I think I like him! It’s been a while since I’ve felt this close to a man and frankly it feels so good. He is hearing and knew nothing about the world of the deaf and yet he immediately made the effort to learn a few words in sign language and he shaved his beard when he learned that it was difficult for me to read on the lips of bearded people without me telling him. that and several other details mean yes okay, I think I like more a little more than good!!! We are taking a new step today, I invite him to dinner at home. I’m both impatient and stressed out at the same time, so I’m trying to calm myself down a bit by writing you a cooking article.

So tonight I have planned a pistachio-crusted salmon:

Ingredients (for two people):

  • 20cl + 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • ½ Lemon
  • Percil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 salmon steaks (tuna is perfect for the recipe)
  • 100g pistachios
  • flower of salt
  • ½ tsp of pink berries

First step: making the marinade.

Mix the lemon juice, 20cl of olive oil, percil,1 tsp of cumin and 1 tsp of paprika. Marinate the fish for an hour

Second step: making a pistachio puree.

Mix half of the pistachios until you obtain a paste, make it more liquid with a tablespoon of oil. (if you add a little sugar you get a divine spread, better than nutella)
Cover the fish with the pistachio paste

Third and last step: making the crust.

Crush the last pistachios with a knife, add the rest of the cumin and paprika then the pink peppercorns and finally roll your salmon in this breadcrumb.
Add a little salt and bake for ten minutes at 200 degrees Celsius (392 farenheit)

For garnish :

I chose boiled potatoes and a tabbouleh salad with semolina, green beans, cucumber and cherry tomatoes.

Yes the quantities on my plate are rather meager but I would not want, by overeating, that the digestion would tire him a little too much for the rest of the evening…
Well I’m off I still have a lot of little things to prepare. >.<
Cross your fingers for me!

Take care of yourself and your loved ones and see you soon!