Salmon Fillets in Basil Sauce with Butter Rice
Birthdays are always a big celebration around our house. Yesterday we celebrated our son turning 9. Years ago we have started the tradition to have a small birthday cake for breakfast. With homemade signs wishing him a happy birthday placed all over the house, small chocolate strawberries cake and candles lit, we gently walked into his room singing “Happy Birthday” to him. His surprise and happiness shined thru and it warmed our hearts. His beautiful smile ear to ear has not left his face since.
He did not want to go out to dinner to his favorite restaurant last night, instead he wanted to spend the evening at home with mom’s homemade cooking. Truth to be known, he received a wonderful gift for his birthday and he know he could not take it with him, and since he could made the decision to where and what to have for dinner…. you all see where I am going with this.
Last night dinner was from one of my all time favorite chefs and writer, Jacques Pepin. His latest book: Essential Pepin, is a great present to everyone that enjoys cooking.
I followed his recipe and just modified it by adding more tomatoes and the butter rice to it. A simply delicious and fast dinner.