May 24 2010
If you’re wondering why we haven’t posted in the last week–and normally we post at least 2-3 times–it’s because we’ve been busy basking in the sun on the beautiful island of the Bahamas, specifically Paradise Island at Atlantis. Our first time in the Caribbean proved to be quite eventful, adventurous, and delightfully relaxing. We did everything from Atlantis’ water park to scuba diving in the middle of the ocean where we swam alongside an array of fanciful fishes. The only downside about Paradise Island is that, well, the food was expensive and unsatisfying. And coming from foodies like us, we were quite disappointed with our selection of restaurants. Of course, on some occasions, we did pay an arm and a leg to have a nice decent meal.
Although we are sad to leave the tropical oasis, we are definitely glad to come back to our home and kitchen so we can finally cook again, and more importantly, cook healthy meals! Upon our return from the Bahamas, we received a box of California Avocados from the great people at Foodbuzz and California Avocado Commission (thank you!!), and since they were already ripe when we opened the box, we wanted to use it to make our dinner. Instead of the usual chopped-up chunks of avocado, we decided to puree it to create a creamy sauce for the salmon, which we call our Pan Seared Salmon with Spicy Avocado Puree.
To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Pan Seared Salmon with Spicy Avocado Puree