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Monday, March 29, 2010

Sarah's Sexy Salmon

This recipe was passed on to me by my most fabulous friend. She's the kind of girl who cooks in heels, never has a bad hair day and cleans like Mary Poppins*. Sometimes I wish I could be as fabulous as her, but I'm too lazy. Whether it's a holiday party with cranberry martinis or a 3:00 am snack of baked pineapple with cinnamon, her food is always delicious. This salmon recipe is no exception. It is super tasty, very simple and good for you too. Salmon has tons of health benefits as it is high in Omega-3 fats, Vitamin D and B12. And with a fresh marinade of onions, garlic, dill, sun dried tomatoes, olive oil and lemon, its extra healthy and scrumptious. I like to make this recipe when I'm in my athletic mode, have precious little time, or want to impress someone special. You can prep the marinade 1 day ahead and then add it to the salmon a few minutes before it goes in the oven. Could it be more simple?

WARNING: Consuming this delicious and healthy meal may result in unexpected sexiness

* Mary Poppins is one of my favorite Disney movie. Click here to view it's upcoming sequel!

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 3 tbs FRESH dill chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 7 sun dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • half a lemon juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb salmon
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Combine first 7 ingredients together in a bowl and let marinade
  3. Season fish with salt and pepper
  4. Cover a baking pan or dish with foil and place fish on top
  5. Scoop the marinade on top of fish with a fork or spoon until the whole fish is covered with the marinade
  6. Wrap the fish in foil and bake for 25-30 minutes or until tender and not bright pink in center.
  7. Serve with a side of brown rice and vegetables like bok choy, asparagus or broccoli and enjoy!
Recipe courtesy of Sarah Davis
Season salmon generously with salt and pepper

Preparing the marinade. Make sure the onion and sun dried tomatoes are chopped roughly the same size. This will allow them to cook evenly and it looks nice too ;)

A beautiful and colorful marinade with a great combination of citrus and salt. Feel free to add more of your favorite ingredient whatever that may be. I usually add extra dill and a few more sun-dried tomatoes to kick up the flavor a notch. Do not use dried dill in this recipe, the fresh dill is what makes it extra tasty.

The salmon just before it is covered and goes in the oven. Don't forget to cover it with foil, this will allow the fish to stay moist and soak up all the yummy flavors and juices in the marinade.

You can see the salmon is done when the outside become a white-ish pink and the onions on top look soft

A perfectly simple and perfectly healthy meal. I made a side of garlic bok choy but almost any green vegetable would be a nice accompaniment.

12 comments:

  1. Simple & Sumptuous! I want to make it tomorrow

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  2. For a second, i thought there was really a Mary Poppins sequel coming out... haha. Seriously, this looks delicious. Nice work Leela/Sarah.

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  3. Oh my goodness... This explains why I felt so sexy on my date the other night;) Thanks again for dinner!

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  4. Is that fish sustainable?

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  5. That is a great question! The answer is yes. Right now there is an abundance of salmon in Alaska due to excellent monitoring and a healthy habitat. You should always choose wild-caught salmon over farmed as it is healthier and salmon farms impact the environment in numerous and negative ways. Wild-caught salmon from Alaska is considered a "Best Choice" and is certified as sustainable to the standard of the Marine Stewardship Council. I love checking Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch's website to find out which seafood is healthiest for our bodies and the environment. I've included the link below. Hope that helps! http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx

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  6. Great Dish! Yes there is a but....

    My dearest Spoondles we must remember we are in tough economic times. I mean, I too was confused at first. Thinking the entire country was on vacation and it was time to kick back with a glass of white wine and try not to burn the ahi. Come on who wasn't mixed up, recess and recession are really similar words.

    Not everyone is running around in stilettos and checking their offshore accounts from their iPhones. Just last week I had to pawn my wife's Manolo Blahniks so I could buy my ticket to Coachella and pay my mortgage. So lets work together Spoondles!

    Maybe I could come on as guess editor and we could colaborate. We could create something that will have your guests thinking you drive a 7-series when really you just lost your bus pass at the local church's free pizza night.

    Maybe " How to perfectly poach an egg and what to do with it" Melted mozzarella,basil and a baguette...who knows the sky is the limit or 5 dollars..whatever comes first ;)

    Until Next Time

    Johnny Appleseed

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  7. Hmmm... I am very intrigued... Do I know you Mr. Appleseed?

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  8. Im ready to write.............
    Just give me the dead line

    -Jorge manzanasemillia

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  9. OK. Give me something by next friday and I will review it to see if it fits with Spoondles character... You can email me at Spoondles@gmail.com

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  10. Hoppy Easter

    Traveling through next friday....
    Expect something after that.

    -JA

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  11. That marinade looks awesome! I'll have to try it out sometime.

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