August 11, 2009

Tickle Your Taste Buds Tuesday

Oven Baked Salmon

I made this recipe up myself. It is a favorite in our house. I made it last Saturday and gave it to Makayla for the first time and she loved it. After every bite she kept asking for more. I serve it with roasted garlic couscous and roasted asparagus. You have to try this one. It is easy and really yummy.

Serves 2-4 adults

1lb or so of Salmon with skin
2 green onion stalks
2 garlic cloves crushed
1-2 TBSP teriyaki

1-2 TBSP Dijon mustard
zest and juice from ½ an orange
salt and pepper

I cook my salmon in a pampered chef bar pan you can also use a cookie sheet

Drizzle a little evoo on the bar pan
rinse salmon and pat dry
put fish skin side down on the Bar pan
s&p the salmon

In a bowl

crush the garlic cloves
slice the green onions
zest and squeeze the orange
mix with the teriyaki and mustard
I add a little chopped up jalapeno if I have one
You can add any other spices you like. Curry is also good.
Whisk all of this together and pour over the salmon
bake for 30-45 minutes at 350 depending on the size of your fish.

We like ours a little rare. The whiter the fish becomes the more it is cooking.

After you take it out of the oven let it sit for 2-5 min and then slide off the skin and serve. Like I said above we serve it with couscous or rice and green beans or asparagus.

We always have left overs and I am not a fan of reheated fish so what do I do with the left overs. I make salmon spread. Depending on how much I have left I use about a half a block of the 1/3 less fat cream cheese and mix it with the salmon. I pull apart or "fork" the fish and mix it up like "chicken salad" . You can add avocado or extra green onions. Anything you think will be yummy in there.

I eat it with wheat thins or Ritz crackers. Whatever you have or whatever you like. You can also eat it in a sandwich. Hope you enjoy.

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  1. My wife loves fish, especially my salmon. She likes it rare as well. Easy recipe. Lemons, rosemary sprig, S&P, salmon with the skin on. wrap in foil. Throw on grill. Unwrap after a few minutes to check doneness (depends on how thick it is). At the very end before it would be done then throw the salmon (skin side down) for a minute on the grills hottest spot and cover the grill.

  2. I might make this for Tom when I go to visit him! He loves salmon!


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