April 23, 2017Target Healthy Eating
Ingredients For Two People
6 ounces of special ahi salmon, sold especially to be eaten raw, like sushi and/or sashimi
2 ripe, but not mushy avocados
1 bag of bamboo picks, 6 inches long
1. Cut the salmon into small pieces (cube like if possible) on a cutting board. Put on a plate.
2. Cut the avocados in half and pull out the pit the best you can, without damaging the flesh.
3. With a knife, crisscross each avocado half, so you have little squares. Then with a knife, run the blade all around the avocado half to loosen the flesh. With a small spoon take out each cube of avocado, carefully, so it stays intact. Put on a plate.
4. Get out your bamboo picks and alternately put a piece of salmon, then avocado on each stick, so that you have a total of 3 small pieces of salmon and 3 small pieces of avocado
5. Arrange the salmon picks on a serving platter and devour.
6. I suppose you could add wedges or circles of lemon and/or lime on the serving plate, which would look lovely. I didn't think of it when I served this the last time, but will do it next time. If you have any leftover avocado, serve that on the table, or on the serving platter.
7. A white wine (icy if possible) goes well with this recipe, including champagne or prosecco.
We've seen our last opera for this season. We usually go to 10 to 12 operas each year. The MetOpera season went so fast this year, can't believe it's almost over. My three favorite operas this year were Bellini's I Puritani, Verdi's Rigoletto and Wagner's Tristin and Isolde (yes, 5 hours). For those operas lovers reading this, I am posting one aria from each opera, for you to enjoy.
Tristan and Isolde: Final Act: Isolde's aria, sung by Nina Stemme, who sang at the Met in this year's production - an epic version. At the end of this five hour opera, I stood up with tears streaming down my face - finally looked around me - the people in front of me and those next to me, were the same, moved to tears. A transcendental experience, is what we all agreed. I will never forget this particular production and I've seen it several times before this. Bravo to all involved and to the audience so deeply moved.
Vladimir Horowitz plays Wagner-Liszt Isolde's Liebestod: Editor's note: It took the legendary pianist three separate days to record this piece to his satisfaction, and he died four days after its completion on November 5, 1989.
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