So every Sunday, I head over to the kitchen to whip up a big batch of food for lunch next week. Yes, I brown bag. And I almost always do it, unless I become too busy to even buy cold cuts from the deli. I do it for several reasons being health, finance, and laziness. Now, you may think that spending hours on a day off to prep and cook five meals at once is hardly lazy. But let me remind you, I hate it when the time comes to decide what to eat for lunch every day. I work in Midtown so the choices are endless. My problem, the more choices, the harder it is for me. So it's much easier for me to have my lunch ready and already decided.
So my lunch for the week: Summer Salad with Grilled Salmon
The other day, I had a meeting with a very busy company lawyer. We worked while he ate his lunch. It was already 3pm. Of course, I had already eaten at a proper lunch hour (lucky me) but his salad with salmon smelled so good. I wanted a piece of it even though I wasn't hungry at all. Days passed and I still couldn't get that salmon out of my head. So when the opportunity came up to make another lunch, I jumped on it. Everything just worked out for me this past weekend. Salmon was on sale at the supermarket and I had access to the grill.
This salad tasted really refreshing. All those summer ingredients were so light but added lots of flavor. I was right about the avocado. It really did add a nice creaminess to the salad when I mixed it up. I wish there was more, actually. Lastly, the fish. The meat was tender and juicy but it was slightly fishy tasting. I wonder if this could be due to the quality of the fish or the cold factor. Nonetheless, fishiness doesn't really turn me off, especially when cold. However, if you're particularly susceptible to the taste of seafood, I would try a better quality cut or eat the fish fresh from grilling.