Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Guest Post: Role Reversal

One of the favorite movie gimmicks is the role reversal.  Take a rich guy and a street hustler - have them switch roles and you have 1983 film classic, "Trading Places."  Eddie Murphy also was at the center of another great role reversal movie when the crown prince of Zamunda traveled to Queens, N.Y. to find his Queen in "Coming to America" and hilarity ensued.  Well, sometimes when you reverse roles you get the brilliance that was "Freaky Friday" (Lindsay Lohan - Jamie Lee Curtis remake!) and sometimes you get "The Hot Chick," ugggh...

As witnessed in earlier posts, it is sometimes necessary for Chef Hubs to take the reigns when HF is otherwise detained.  Tonight, a little evening workout with her trainer extraordinaire meant that Chef Hubs was left to prepare dinner.  Let's just say that this evening's role reversal wasn't exactly Oscar-worthy.

BBQ Salmon
Source:  Cooking Light

  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 6-oz salmon fillets (used 2 fillets, all that was in the bag)
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon rind (omitted)
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (omitted)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Combine first three ingredients in a zip-top plastic bag; seal & marinate in refrigerator one hour, turning occasionally
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Remove fish from bag, discard marinade.  Combine brown sugar and next five ingredients in a bowl.  Rub over fish, place in 11 x 17 baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
Well, this one was doomed from the start.  The directions on the bag of frozen salmon said to thaw for 24 hours.  Instead, I used a quicker method that I've seen on other packages of frozen fish.  The one-hour marinade was going to take too long, so I ended up marinating and thawing the salmon in less than an hour total. 

After baking the fish even a little longer than suggested in the recipe, my wife looked at her piece of salmon with some trepidation.  I think she feared food poisoning was a distinct possibility.  The kid seemed to enjoy as he devoured his helping.  I thought it tasted pretty good, and the wife was kind enough to take 5-6 bites.

I also made rice to go with it, which turned out too watery.  It ended up somewhat acceptable.  HF and the kid also ate broccoli.

Two Forks

1 comment:

  1. Let the record show two important things:
    - Tonight's meal did not do me in
    - The Hot Chick is an awesome movie