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Pesto Salmon

3 Nov

When I decided to make salmon for tonight’s dinner, I was thinking I would do it how I normally do, rubbed with olive oil and lemon pepper seasoning, then cooked on the George Foreman grill.  However, I was hoping to maybe come up with something a little different to try.  As I was going through the fridge, I found a jar of pesto I had prepared last week, using some fresh basil from someone’s garden and basil from a Sunizona FarmBox.  I’ve used pesto when baking chicken before, why not on salmon?  Turned out great, and I made mashed potatoes (red potatoes with the skins on), steamed asparagus, and cheddar garlic biscuits.

Pesto Salmon

Pesto Salmon

What you need:

4 4-oz fillets of salmon
1 cup Pesto, store-bought, Spinach-Basil, or Kale

How to make it:

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Line a baking dish with foil.  Spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Arrange salmon fillets in dish, skin side down.  Spread pesto on top of each fillet.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until salmon easily flakes with a fork.

Salmon with Honey Balsamic Glaze

17 Jul

I recently bought 2 packages of frozen salmon fillets at Fry’s, the Kroger brand salmon fillets.  On the back of the packaging was this recipe, and I thought I would give it a try.  I am tired of the plain old way I make salmon; brush with olive oil, sprinkle with lemon pepper, and cook on the George Foreman grill.  So, this was a nice change-up for us.  It was all ingredients I had on hand, so it was just a matter of mixing it up and brushing it on the salmon.  While it baked, I made Garlic Green Beans (this recipe, minus the cauliflower and Parmesan cheese).

Salmon with Honey Balsamic GlazeSalmon with Honey Balsamic Glaze
Recipe from a package of Kroger brand Atlantic Salmon Fillets

What you need:

4 salmon fillets, thawed and rinsed
1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced

How to make it:

Preheat the oven to 375 F.  Line a shallow baking pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.

Spoon mayonnaise into a small bowl.  Gradually whisk in the vinegar until smooth.  Whisk in the honey, sesame seeds, oregano, olive oil, and minced garlic.

Put the salmon in the baking dish, skin side down if there is skin.  Brush the tops and sides of all fillets with the glaze.

Bake in the preheated oven for 12-18 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork.


Zaycon Foods Seafood

22 Feb

A while back I heard about Zaycon Foods.  They are a company that formed in 2009 to bring fresh meats to customers at wholesale prices.  They do events all over the US.  At the time, they weren’t delivering close enough to make it cost effective for me, so it fell off my radar.  In January, they had a boneless, skinless chicken breast and a hickory smoked bacon event that delivered to my area, but I missed out on ordering before it sold out.  Earlier this month, I found out they were having a seafood event.  We love seafood, and they were offering Frozen Alaskan caught Sockeye Salmon Fillets, Frozen Alaskan True Cod Fillets, and White Shrimp.  Each was available as a 20 pound unit.  I found some friends to share the units so that I could get some of each without breaking the bank too much, plus to try it out to see how this process works and find out the quality.

It’s pretty neat how it works.  The day of pick up, they have signs to direct you in to the truck.  You pull up, show them your receipt, they load it in your car.  I wasn’t sure how big the boxes would be, so I made sure I had plenty of room in my car.  Turns out, I was fine.

The boxes of cod were a little beat up, but the fish is all fine.   It was packaged in one large bag in the box, and it seems like each fillet is about 1 pound.  The shrimp was in 2 pound bags, 10 bags total.  The salmon was vacuum sealed in approximately 2 pound fillets, and has skin on one side .

It looks great and I can’t wait to try it out!  I am planning on using some shrimp this week, then will be deciding what to make next.

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