The joys of living by yourself. Emphasized after 2 weeks of traveling for work...you remember how much you love making food for yourself. Even if it takes a bit longer and you remember you like that part too...you can plate it however you like. You can eat in your all white bed while natural light floods in while listening to really bad pop music. After a 30-day-no-alcohol cleanse, you opened a can of wine, yes, a can of wine, last night and still have it tucked in the fridge, wrapped in cling wrap... where you now ceremoniously pour yourself a mini glass. You prop your incredibly fluffy pink Mongolian fur pillow to create a tiny fort for said glass of wine- satisfied, you then can take a shit ton of photos because, well, shit, you can. Also, because living by yourself, you can live dangerously by eating and drinking cold canned red wine in your all white linen bed and watch Gone with the Wind* all at once.
Spicy Salmon + Sauteed Brussel Sprouts Salad
6 brussel sprouts, sliced thin
1 tbls extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbls oyster sauce
1 heaping handful of wild arugula
6 thin slices of English cucumbers, chopped into matchsticks
0.5 oz of seaweed salad
1.5 oz of smoked salmon, chopped
1/2 tbls aioli or Just Mayo
1 tbls Sriracha
2 sheets of Nori, roughly torn
1 soft boiled egg, halved
1/2 tbls sesame oil
sprinkling of Korean dried chili flakes
** optional homemade pickled onions for topping **
Heat olive oil in sauté pan on medium low heat and cook sliced brussel sprouts for about 6 min, until slightly browned. Add oyster sauce and incorporate nicely for a few more minutes.
While brussel sprouts are cooking, mix salmon, aioli and Sriracha together. Set aside.
Take brussel sprouts and place in bowl, mix with arugula and seaweed salad, top w/ spicy salmon mixture.
Place egg on side of bowl.
Sprinkle with nori pieces, drizzle on sesame oil and sprinkle dried chili flakes.
*Gone with the Wind- incredibly racist of a film...no big surprise there....