At the end of August, for our last summer hurrah, me, the hubby & our 7 year old spent the week in Whidbey Island, just north of Seattle, where two sets of my uncles and aunts live.
We were spoiled by beautiful weather, gorgeous views and some mighty tasty meals, thanks to our West Coast hosts, who are fantastic cooks along with knowing the best local hot spots for coffee and dining.
Case in point – one memorable meal at the Steelhead Diner (pardon the restaurant lighting in this photo) :
Grilled Alaskan Sockeye Salmon with Creamy Hominy Polenta, Red Cherries
& Smokey Almond with Rosemary Brown Butter Sauce
So, of course, I came home craving all things salmon. And while nothing beats getting it fresh from the Pacific Ocean (or the North Sea for that matter), Trader Joe’s frozen salmon fillets are my usual go-to back home.
Have you ever make tostadas? They are so so easy – you bake your tortillas for 5 minutes at 400 degrees F, then flip them, add your toppings and heat another 5 minutes and dinner is served.
I ended up doing a riff on my Sweetpotato & Kale Tostadas using grilled salmon and jarred roasted red peppers along with Cabot Jalapeño Light Cheddar (I’m one that ignores the “seafood and cheese don’t mix” rule.)
So so good and like I said, so so easy.
Have you ever made tostadas? What was your favorite meal from this summer, either at home or on vacation?