Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dinner With Kiley

As much as I love cooking, I really appreciate it when someone offers to cook for *ME*. My friend Kiley (we were roommates in college) just moved into a new apartment south of the city. Once she was all moved in and settled she invited me over to her place to see the apartment and cook me dinner.

Kiley has always been a great cook. I was always happy to come home from class or work to have one of Kiley's creations waiting in the fridge....(she's a good sharer too). Maybe someday I can convince her to share one of her great recipes for apple crisp or no-bake cookies (hint-hint) here on the blog!

Anyway, I rode the T south after work yesterday (and got to read my newest issue of cooking light - more on that in another post) and Ky picked me up at the station. It was a quick ride to her apartment. *sidenote*I am very jealous of her place! She has a pretty big one bedroom, with a huge kitchen. When we arrived at her door, I could see that Kiley had already begun prepping.

She had already boiled the potatoes (not sure why blogger is uploading them sideways...), and was slicing up the zuchini and summer squash.

Then she showed me this delicious creation....She served it on top of baked salmon. It is a salsa-type mix of avocado, cucumber, and red onion. It was absolutely delicious! I loved the combination of texture between the cool crunchy cucumber, and the soft creamy avocado. The little bit of crunch and mild heat from the red onion really complimented the fish!

I wish I had remembered to take a picture of the final plate. Kiley sauteed the summer squash in a frying pan, and mashed the potatoes. The fish was baked, and then topped with the salsa. It was all very delicious and we both cleaned our plates.

Thanks so much for dinner Kiley! Next time I'll cook for you!

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