The meal they love to make is Roasted Salmon with Mom's Sauce, String Beans and Pine Nuts. A few months into dating, Clark invited Mark to his parents' home for Memorial Day. His parents and him hit it off immediately, but he was horrified when he realized they were having salmon for dinner. There weren't many foods he disliked, but salmon was one of them. He planned to take small bites and wash them down quickly with red wine! But to his my surprise, Clark's mom's version was tender, flavorful and far from fishy. Mark knew this was the beginning of a good relationship!
A smoky and sweet mixture of brown sugar, balsamic vinegar and soy sauce caramelizes as it roasts.