Recently, I enjoyed the best salmon I’ve ever had.
That same evening I saw the best guitar performance ever.
Who knew salmon and guitars would go so well together?
That night I also had my first encounter with a YouTube sensation.
I’ve been an enormous fan of Andy McKee for quite some time. His song “She” played at our wedding.
And if after that video, you still doubt his talent, please watch this. Then pick your jaw back up off the ground and continue reading.
I got to see this guy live, in person, at one of the best venues I’ve ever been to.
If you’re in the Chicago area, I highly encourage you to check out Space. It’s hip, cool, and intimate.
Andy put on an amazing show and given his talent and rise to fame, he’s incredibly down to earth.
Before the show, we ate at the adjoining restaurant, Union Pizzeria where I had some of the best salmon that’s ever passed my lips. The salmon was simple but the flavors were spot on and I couldn’t wait to get home and try to make it for myself. It’s one of those meals that I will remember and always judge other salmon dishes against. It was that good.
There are really only a few points I need to make to sell you on this:
Salmon and this mustard sauce were meant to be together.
Who doesn’t love spaetzle?
Roasted Brussels sprouts belong on a higher level of deliciousness.
This salmon is best enjoyed with Andy McKee playing in the background and a glass of white wine. Trust me, I’m speaking from experience.
In a medium bowl, beat the egg and milk together until thoroughly mixed. Stir in the remaining ingredients. The texture should be like a thicker pancake batter that drips off a spoon. Add more milk or flour to achieve this consistency if necessary. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes.
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Pour the batter into a colander over the pot. Using a spoon, force the batter through the colander so small drops fall into the boiling water.
Cook the spaetzle for 4-5 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet. Drain the spaetzle and toss in the melted butter.