I went to Costco this afternoon and bought a huge piece of fresh salmon. I usually cut this into four and then each piece in half. I freeze the salmon in packs of two pieces and the last quarter which is the thin end I cut into smaller pieces to use in a pasta sauce. This makes very economical meals costing approximately £1.75 per person per meal.
So anyway, I wanted to use the cut up pieces tonight to make a salmon, cream cheese, pesto sauce for some linguine. I started by cooking in a frying pan some pieces of salami and slices of onion along with a clove of giant garlic that I had barbequed in foil and stored covered in olive oil in a jar a few days earlier. As this was cooking I decided that it would be too strong a flavour for the salmon, it would get lost in the sauce so a change of plan was called for!!
Instead of adding the salmon pieces I added a package of smoked back bacon cut into small pieces and cooked this with the onion mix.
Occassionally I use a jar of Lloyd Grossman Tomato and Basil sauce when I want a mid week short cut which I did tonight, adding it to the bacon-onion in the pan. A tin of chopped tomatoes, 2 teaspoons of My Secret Kitchen Artichoke Pesto were added along with 250ml of freshly grated parmesean cheese. I only seasoned with black pepper because the bacon will be quite salty and I could alway adjust this at the end just before serving.
I think you can tell he was happy nevertheless with his supper!