Do you ever get a hankering for a specific food or dish? Maybe a craving for a specific flavor? Well, last night it was all I had in me not to order take-out Chinese from Adam and I's favorite american Chinese restaurant in town for their coconut crusted chicken. Lately Adam and I's diets have not been great; we did indulge in cookies and donuts this weekend, so we wanted to finish the weekend strong with a healthier meal. We have a ton of ingredients left over from the Ohana Bread, so I realized I could try to make my own coconut crust on something we already have. Next thing I knew we had mushroom tortellini, pan-fried coconut crusted salmon, and asparagus ready to go. For the tortellini I bought a pre-made bag at Walmart that took 4 minutes to make, and the asparagus was a great-value steam-able bag from the frozen food isle. We tossed the tortellini in pesto sauce and the asparagus in walnut oil with walnuts, salt, and pepper. It was delicious! Here is the recipe for our coconut crusted salmon that really hit the spot:
Coconut Crusted Salmon
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