Mar 13, 2010

Baked Salmon

So as I've said before, I am on a healthy kick lately. This blog is not helping me stay healthy, because I mostly like to cook foods that include cheese, sugar, heavy cream, and icing. Just in general. So Andy and I went grocery shopping the other day and decided that we were going to only buy healthy things. Because if I only buy healthy, then I can only eat healthy! One of the things that we got was salmon. Wayyyyy healthier than ground beef, that's for sure! I hadn't had baked salmon in a really long time, so I was excited to try some new recipes. I got two salmon fillets, and I made each one differently. One was a lemon-lime salmon with butter, and the other was just seasonings and olive oil. I thought that the lemon-lime one was going to be better (because there was butter in it...I can't help it. I love butter) but I actually like the seasoning one more! Unfortunately, I don't have a recipe for that because it's just pappy spice. (Pappy spice is the spice mix Dan's dad made for us) But if you would like to try something similar, just lightly coat the salmon in olive oil and then season with your favorite seasoning mix. I would recommend lawrys if you have it. And don't skip on the seasoning! Add plenty of it, wrap the salmon in foil, and then bake it in 350F oven for about 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet.And now, here's the recipe for the lemon-lime salmon

1 lemon
1 lime
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic, minced (about one clove of garlic)
1 tbs olive oil
2 tbs butter, melted
salmon fillets

Zest the lemon and lime, being careful not to go into the pith. (thats the white layer under the zest)

Then thinly slice half of each. Juice the other halfs into a small bowl. To the juice, add the cumin, garlic, olive oil, and butter. (I would say that the butter is optional. If you prefer to make this
healthier, go ahead and skip it) Put the salmon onto a square of foil and pour the sauce over it. Then layer the lemon and lime slices on top.
If you want, throw some of the zest on there too. The zest is really optional, it looks good on the salmon when you serve it, and adds a little extra flavor. Wrap the salmon in the foil and bake
in 350F oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet. I had to bake mine for about 30 minutes because my oven is really old and apparently lies to me about how hot it actually is. Just check on it after 10 minutes and see if the thickest part is cooked through.
The lemon-lime one was really really tasty, but I did like the simplicity of the seasoned salmon more. Serve the salmon with a side of white rice, and you got yourself a tasty meal!


1 comment:

  1. Two things occur to me:
    1) some of that lemon-lime sauce would be great on the rice, and
    2) sounds like you need to stop buying BUTTER!!!