Friday, September 21, 2012

Easy & Deelish Salmon Recipe

I wanted to pass this deelish-and-easy Salmon dinner recipe on to you that my friend Ella made for us at our Meredith girls 20th beach reunion last weekend.  I made it this week for our family. I took the pictures below just before we sat down to eat. It literally takes about 10 minutes to prepare it and 30 minutes to cook it.  

Baked Salmon Recipe:

Buy fresh salmon (ah-hem, Ella, if you are reading ... keep on reading ... I confess below;-) at your local fish market. Have the butcher fillet and butterfly it. Lay the salmon open on a baking dish with sides (I also put down aluminum foil first for an easy clean-up) and sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, and thyme. (I had a thyme mix so you may see another spice in the picture.) Layer one onion cut in circles together with lemons cut in circles. Bring half of the butterfly portion over on top of the other half. Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. 

(True confession: I sort of made 2 mistakes that I won't make again. I got my salmon from my regular grocery store and it was probably frozen first and mine above were cut into fillet steaks not butterflied. Ella was not happy with me when she found this out! It was not near as moist and fresh as hers were. The butterflying steams the salmon and keeps more moisture in. Do it her way for best flavor;-) 

You can have a big salad with it, but my husband had had a big salad for lunch already, so I cut up squash and sprinkled with sea salt, pepper, and dill. I sauteed them in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, but for an even healthier option you could use fresh dill and steam them. (I couldn't find my steamer!)

I'll see you right back here on Monday. Have a great weekend, and a wonderful Lord's day worshiping where Christ is lifted up!
Walk by Faith, 

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