Sunday, September 17, 2006

Lamest Rushdie Reference *Ever*

Dave Zinczenko’s recipe for SalmOn Rushdie on p.148 of his book, The Abs Diet.

As prepared by Big A, however, it’s delightful--despite the generous robustness of the portion--and i, therefore, give you the recipe in its entirety:

Salmon Rushdie (number of Powerfoods: 5)

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon flaxseed
1 clove garlic
4 6-ounce salmon fillets

Green vegetable of choice
1 cup cooked rice

1. In a baking dish, combine the oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, flaxseed, and garlic. Add the fish, coat well, cover, and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

2. Preheat your oven to 450 F. Line a baking sheet with foil, and coat it with cooking spray. Remove the fish from the marinade, and place the fish skin side down on the baking sheet.

3. Bake for 9-12 minutes. Serve with a green vegetable and rice.

Makes 4 servings.

Calories per serving: 411; Protein: 40g; Carbs: 15 g; Fat: 20 g; Saturated fat: 3 g; Sodium: 231 mg; Fiber: 1 g.

[P.S. Zinczenko has a lot of funny font things and italics going on in the recipe, but I thought I’d spare you that.]

[P.P.S. Sort of relieved on Rushdie's behalf that this recipe wasn't Padma Lakshmi's brainchild.]



Anonymous said...

Cool -- always looking for recipes that turn out delightfully. But what's the story with the Rushdie reference? Is there even a remotely plausible explanation for it?

maya said...

>Is there even a remotely plausible explanation for it?

None that Zinczenko shares with his readers.

Given that 'Salmon Rushdie' shares space with 'Tortilla de Godzilla,' 'Chicken a la King Kong,' and 'Nice-to-Meat-You Sandwich,' i'm guessing that it's just some self-fulfilling dorky humor.

The nice thing about the Abs Diet is that no one will starve on it, which is why i let he-who-bought-this-book to do so. OTOH, i strongly believe that any diet, because of the in-built level of limitation, monitoring, and self-deprivation it entails, always ends up sponsoring crankiness.

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