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Sweet & Savory Salmon

This week I’m spending time with my Grandma. Lol, whenever we get together we always have a great time! We are like two peas in a pod. Haha! 😀 One of the things that I like to do during my visit is I enjoy cooking for her. Tonight I prepared for her this incredible Honey Dijon Salmon. This recipe is sweet, savory, and is an excellent treat for you and your family’s weeknight dinner.

Honey Dijon Salmon

Ingredients

4 Salmon Fillets, four to six ounces each
3 Tbsp Honey
3 Tbsp Fresh-Squeezed Lemon Juice (about 1/2 of a large lemon
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 Clove Garlic, minced
1 tsp Dried Parsley
1/8 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking dish with foil and spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Place the Salmon into the baking dish.
Combine honey, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, parsley and salt and pepper and stir together in a small bowl. Pour sauce over salmon, being sure to brush the sauce to coat the fish evenly. Bake for twelve to fifteen minutes, or until salmon is cooked through.

Source Frugality Gal

Coming up later this week

Cheeseburger Macaroni 

Chicken Stuffed Parmesan

Peanut Butter Cup Crack Brownies

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Eat fancy without breaking your budget

I want to start off by saying I’m truly grateful and honored to be a food blogger, not just because of the popularity or the exposure it gets, but also because it has given me the opportunities to try new foods. For example, when I began blogging I didn’t like salmon at all, and now eleven posts later salmon recipes are my favorite. Then this past weekend my family and I went to a Mexican and seafood restaurant called Tampico Seafood to celebrate my Grandparent’s 60th wedding anniversary. We ordered red snapper and fried shrimp. And oh my goodness let me just say that they were tasty.

Forget going to a fancy seafood/steakhouse, try this delicious recipe!

Side dish Cauli-tots

Honey Glazed Salmon with Citrus-Avocado Salsa

Ingredients

Salmon

4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets, rinsed and pat dry
8 tsp honey, divided
8 tsp flour, divided
2 Tbsp olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salsa

1 large Hass avocado, peeled, cored and diced1/3 cup chopped red onion 1 tsp orange zest
2 small oranges, peeled, sectioned and diced
*1 tsp lime zest
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Working with two salmon fillets at a time, sprinkle tops of fillets with salt and pepper, then drizzle tops with one tsp honey and rub over salmon to evenly cover, then sprinkle tops with one tsp flour and spread to cover. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add one Tbsp olive oil, once oil is hot add two salmon fillets to pan and cook until bottom is golden brown, about two minutes. While they cook, sprinkle tops of fillets in the pan with salt and pepper then drizzle and spread the top with one tsp honey and one tsp flour.

Carefully rotate salmon and cook until bottom is golden, about two minutes longer. Repeat process with remaining two fillets. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray then transfer salmon to baking sheet. Bake in preheated until cooked through, about seven-ten minutes longer (cook time will vary depending on a thickness of salmon). Serve warm with citrus avocado salsa.

For the salsa: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and gently stir, while seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.*This can be made without the oranges, just omit the oranges and orange zest and use two avocados and up lime zest to two tsp.

Source  Cooking Classy


Coming up this week

Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Zucchini

Slow Cooker Tamale Pie

Baked Pork Chops and Apples with Brown Sugar Glaze and Garlic Parmesan Broccoli and Potatoes

Barbecue Baked Salmon

I have never tried salmon cooked in barbecue sauce before until now, as I am currently on vacation for a week visiting my Grandma. And while I am visiting I chose to cook three separate recipes this week. Tonight to start things off I prepared for my Granny this delicious barbecue baked salmon. We both loved it!!! 🙂

This recipe is SUPER easy to make, and clean-up is no different.

Barbecue Baked Salmon

Ingredients

12 oz salmon filet (Rinse and pat dry)
Salt and pepper to taste
½ C. Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Line, a baking sheet with foil and lightly, grease it with non-stick cooking spray and put the salmon skin side down in the middle of a foil-lined pan. Season your salmon with salt and pepper then pour on your BBQ sauce covering the whole fish. (I spread mine around with a spatula and or a basting brush) Bake for twenty to thirty minutes (or until salmon is finished cooking. Add extra BBQ sauce on the side when serving.

Then the other two dishes I am cooking later this week are Honey Dijon Garlic Chicken Breasts. Lol, that recipe was the very first one I blogged about when I began my blog earlier this spring. And the other one is Chicken Alfredo. Yum! 😀

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Salmon Cake Sandwiches

Sandwiches are an incredible, tasty, and practically any time of the day meal. And not to mention they are perfect for road trips (well sort of) You can put pretty much anything on them (I like salami and ham on mine), and you can eat it either hot or cold. I have a few classic favorites, they are; grilled cheese, Peanut Butter & Jelly, paninis, barbecue, and chicken salad. However, I encountered these delicious Salmon Cake Sandwiches. And all I have to say is that it’s my new favorite type of sandwich. 🙂

Full of flavor and somewhat healthy lol I can’t wait to make these again and again. These are so VERY GOOD!!!! I promise you won’t be disappointed. 🙂

What is your favorite kind of sandwich?

Salmon Cake Sandwiches

Ingredients

2 6-oz cans skinless, boneless pink salmon, drained

One small onion, chopped

2 large eggs

1/2 C. dry breadcrumbs

1/4 C. Mayo

2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/2 tsp. salt

Olive oil (For sauteing the onion and cooking the patties)

2 tbsp. Butter (For cooking the patties)

Optional:

tarter sauce
lettuce
tomatoes

Directions

1. Chop onion using either a knife and or a food processor. Pour a few drops of olive oil into a skillet along with the onion and cook over medium-high heat. Saute for about three minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine the eggs, mayo, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and salt. Stir well. Next, add the salmon, breadcrumbs, and onion and stir until well combined.

3. Form the mixture into four-five patties, flattening them until they’re about the size of the bun you’re using. Place the patties on separate pieces of wax paper and refrigerate for at least an hour and a half for better results.

4. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Take the patties out of the fridge. Place the patties in the skillet, wax paper side up and pull away the paper. (This helps the patties stay in one piece as you flip them over.) Cook for three minutes then carefully flip the patties over and cook for another three minutes on the other side.

5. Remove from the pan and pat with paper towels to remove any excess oil or butter. Enjoy! 😀

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Adapted from and brought to you by Haley Douglas

Garlic Herb Roasted Salmon

I know that this might sound nuts but I find cooking two recipes all at once quite entertaining. Therefore, last night I successfully cooked two recipes for the third time. For me cooking them went pretty smooth and very easy. How was it so simple, you might ask??? Well, for one I made sure I took out all of the ingredients I needed for the dishes. Two, they had to be cooked in the oven at the same temperature of 400 degrees and last but not least the cooking times are pretty close to each other.

The side dish was: Cheesy Baked Asparagus 

And to go with it was this delicious Garlic Herb Roasted Salmon – Let me just tell you all it’s the best-roasted salmon recipe ever! Made with butter, garlic, herb, lemon, and dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes.

Garlic Herb Roasted Salmon

Ingredients:

12 oz salmon fillet, cut into pieces
2 Tbsp. Melted butter unsalted
Three cloves garlic, finely minced
1 Tbsp. Chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper optional
2 tsp. Lemon juice
1/8 tsp Black pepper
Lemon wedges

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil and or parchment paper. Spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Rinse and pat dry salmon. Set both aside.

1. Next, in a small bowl mix together the melted butter, garlic, parsley, salt, cayenne pepper (if using), lemon juice and black pepper.

2. Place the salmon on the previously prepared baking sheet. Spoon the garlic herb mixture onto the salmon, coat well on the top and sides of the salmon and place the lemon wedges around the fish. Bake for twelve minutes. Serve immediately.

 

Recipe adapted from Rasa Malaysia

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Lemon Garlic Herb Salmon

Since I’ve graduated from a beginner to an intermediate cook just within the past couple of months, I occasionally have found myself wanting to experiment with individual recipes and their ingredients and adding a new one or two to change the recipe up a bit. So, tonight I had the pleasure of doing a little bit of experimenting with this Lemon Garlic Herb Salmon recipe by using freshly squeezed lemon juice from half of a lemon as one of the ingredients. And yes, of course, it worked out perfect! 🙂 I enjoy this fish because it’s incredibly easy to prepare, light, flaky and full of flavor. It only takes 10 minutes to bake this dish. 

What is your favorite type of fish? Why? Share with me in the comments below.

Lemon Garlic Herb Salmon

Ingredients

3 oz. Butter
1 tsp. Salt
Zest of 1 Lemon + freshly squeezed lemon juice from half of a lemon
1 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley, chopped
1 tsp. Dill weed 
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/4 tsp White or Black Pepper
4 Salmon Fillets, about 4-5 oz. each

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1. Place all ingredients except for salmon in a small bowl and melt in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. Stir until combined and set aside.

2. Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and or foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Rinse and pat dry salmon. Then place the salmon fillet on lined baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, coat the salmon with the lemon herb butter, evenly spreading it over the tops of each fillet. 

 

3. Bake in the preheated oven and put it top or second to top rack for 10-12 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

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Optional: The fish can be broiled on medium/high on the second to top rack for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through. This method will give you a bit more crunchy, caramelized crust.

 

Recipe adapted from My natural family 

Mildly spicy salmon

So with all of the cooking I’ve been doing recently, I think my taste buds has gone from not liking hot-spicy foods at all to wanting to try certain recipes that are mildly spicy. Like, for example, I enjoy using Frank’s buffalo sauce for cooking chicken and or just using it as a dipping sauce mixed with a little bit of ranch dressing, of course, lol. I too have enjoyed discovering recipes that call for cayenne pepper. Furthermore, not surprisingly when I saw that cayenne pepper is one of the main ingredients I immediately became inspired to want to cook this dish.

If you’re like me and love mildly spicy food then may I suggest you try this recipe. Including it being lightly spicy, it is also garlicky, sweet and a sticky salmon with simple ingredients. Takes 20 mins, so good and perfect for tonight’s dinner.

Honey Garlic Salmon

Ingredients:

12 oz salmon, cut into 2-3 strips
Salt
Black Pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp water
1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lemon, sliced into wedges

Directions

Grab a sheet of wax paper and lay it on the kitchen counter. Rinse and pat dry salmon. Season salmon with salt, black and cayenne pepper. Set aside. In a small mixing bowl add the honey, water, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and a pinch of salt together. Stir to combine well.

Pour a few drops of olive oil in a large skillet and turn the stove on medium-high heat. Place salmon in skillet and cook it until half done. Add the garlic into the pan until slightly browned. Add the honey mixture and lemon wedges into the skillet, reduce the sauce until it’s sticky. Finish it off by broiling the salmon in the oven for 1 minute or until the surface becomes slightly charred (optional)

 

Recipe adapted from Rasa Malaysia 

Seasoned salmon baked in foil

I have an incredibly long list of reasons why I love cooking. But, I can’t share all of them with you today because it would take forever.
However, I will tell you the two most important things; 1. For me, I think of cooking as occupational therapy for my right arm. Why you might ask??? because it has little muscle tone and since cooking requires using both hands, it challenges and forces, me to use my right hand a lot! 2. It’s not only an enjoyable hobby, but I also have found it an excellent learning experience. As I am still gradually improving my cooking skills. Haha! 😀

Today to better improve my skill of cooking fish I prepared my third salmon recipe and I wanted to share it with you. This foil packed dinner is fantastic!

And the marinade that this salmon bakes in tells all…

garlic

parmesan

butter

herb…. need I say more?

If you have not tried salmon cooked in foil you need to stop what you are doing and make it for dinner tonight!

Baked Parmesan Garlic Herb Salmon in foil

Ingredients

1½ lb salmon (I use fillets)
3 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
Three cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese
½ tsp Italian Seasoning
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

1. While the oven is heating up, get a sheet of wax paper and put it on your kitchen counter. Next, rinse the salmon with cold water then pat dry fish with paper towels. Slice salmon into portions and set aside. Next, cut a few sheets of aluminum foil, about 12-inches long or large enough to fold up the individual salmon inside. Then spray each sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

2. In a small saucepan over medium heat melt the butter. Remove from heat. In a small bowl add lemon juice, garlic, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.

3. Place the salmon skin-side down on the foil. Brush with the garlic butter marinade. Sprinkle the fresh parsley on top. Fold up the edges of the foil and wrap and seal the salmon inside.

4. Place in the oven and bake for 13-15 minutes or until the salmon is firm. Unwrap the top of the salmon and broil the top for 2-3 minutes watching closely so that it doesn’t burn. Remove from the oven and garnish with additional chopped parsley and sprinkle with additional parmesan if desired.

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Citrus salmon baked in foil

Okay, so I want to acknowledge three things. The first thing is I need to praise God for providing me the confidence in writing a food blog to not only share my enjoyment of cooking with able-bodied people but also to teach individuals who have physical challenges how to cook and or become more confident in the kitchen. And not mention I’m so very appreciative He has given me the love and talent for cooking because if weren’t for HIM this blog wouldn’t be here today. The next one is I would like to say thanks to all who has read and liked my blog posts. I really do appreciate it! 🙂 🙂

The third one is I’m very thankful I expanded my horizons a few weeks ago in eating the maple glazed salmon. I know I’ve said it before but that dish was fantastic and lol ever since then I feel like my likeness for seafood has increased. I hope if you get a chance to try it you’ll appreciate seafood just as much as I do. Moreover, I’m looking forward to trying new salmon recipes like the one I’m going to be showing you today.

Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Salmon (baked in foil)

Ingredients

1 lb salmon
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
3 garlic cloves minced

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

2. While the oven is preheating, get a sheet of wax paper and put it on your kitchen counter. Next, rinse the salmon with cold water then pat dry fish with paper towels. Brush with 1 tablespoon of olive oil from all sides. Season with salt and pepper. Place the salmon on a large piece of foil. Fold foil sides and ends up (1 or 2 inches high) tightly around the salmon. Place the salmon in foil on a baking sheet.

3. In a small bowl, combine honey, lime juice, chopped cilantro, and garlic. Mix to combine. Spread this mixture over the salmon. Do not completely cover fish with foil, leave it open (with foil sides up) and bake it just like that, at 400 F for 15-20 minutes.

4. Carefully remove salmon from foil, separating the salmon from the skin which will remain stuck to the foil. Place the salmon on a serving plate. Carefully scoop the sauce from around the salmon and pour over the salmon.

 

5. Enjoy 🙂 It tastes amazing, I promise!

Recipe adapted from Juila’s Album

Coming up next week

Easy Crockpot Taco Soup or Million Dollar Spaghetti

Crispy coconut chicken

Crusted Parmesan Pork Chops

I hope you have a fantastic weekend. 🙂 Thanks again so much for reading!