I’m a slacker. Or at least that’s how I feel compared to my blogigaty friends who are running marathons and hiking across the Appalachians while juggling jobs and busy lives. It’s not that I don’t like a hike, a great game of wiffle ball or a big wheel race through the park, it’s just that everything else always seems to take priority.
Handsome started the last two years saying he would run again, we would go to the gym and we we’re going to make efforts to be more healthy. But we’re those people that just take up space the first few weeks of the new year and trickle away slowly as life took charge, classes were back in session and work picked back up again.
But last week we took a serious step in the right direction. We fixed up my mountain bike (the brakes are still iffy) and got him one of his own. That’s right! We’re going to hop on those babies and peddle our way to a healthier lifestyle.
When’s the last time you’ve been on a bike though? A few miles in our butts were kicked and after our all our race to the front door, we were winded! Not to mention I’d forgotten how to take sharp turns and hop over sidewalks. We’ll kick this learning curve though, besides, you know what they say about riding a bike!
As far as learning curves go, I’d never grilled fish before and wanted to keep it simple.
- 2 to 4 6oz portion salmon filets
- 1/2 to 1 cup teriyaki (or in my case Trader Joe’s Soyaki)
Marinate salmon in teriyaki for 1 to 2 hours.
Heat a grill over medium high heat and scrape clean. Using a cloth dipped in oil held by tongs, oil grill grates – starting further away from you and pulling towards you to help keep flair ups away from you. Lay salmon skin side down, baste with teriyaki and cook with lid closed 3 to 4 minutes.
Gently flip the salmon, basting again and grill 5 minutes longer.
I served this with coconut rice and Asian slaw that I tossed some fresh steamed broccoli into.
Our salmon cooked a little too long and was slightly more done that I prefer. Other than that the grill marks were perfect and the salmon had a great texture and flavor. I will be grilling fish every change I get from now on!
Wish us luck with those bikes! We’re off for a few miles this morning!