Lemon Mint Salmon – 16 Minutes – Quick and Easy

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This Lemon Mint Salmon is our spinoff from the classic Italian chicken filets with lemon and parsley.

But, it’s salmon instead of chicken and it’s mint leaves instead of parsley. Ya got that right?

Nonetheless it’s simple and very good, just like the original, but, in it’s own delicious way.

Salmon is good and good for you so we have it about once a week, for both of those reasons.

Gammy always has a mint plant in a pot out on the deck in the summer and inside on a window sill in the winter. Along with parsley, basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage and on and on. Did I mention that she grew up on a farm?

If you don’t have a mint plant you can get fresh mint leaves in the produce section at your grocery store.

This is a very good, quick and easy way to go for a busy weeknight dinner. And, depending on the side dishes that you serve it with you could have gluten free or paleo.

I’m gonna leave the veggies to you tonight and just focus on the salmon.

Put a skillet on at medium high and swirl in barely enough olive oil to coat the bottom and add the butter.

Pat the salmon filet dry and season the non skin side – or if your filets have been skinned treat the flat side that has a gray stripe on it as the skin side.

First squeeze some lemon juice on the non-skin  side then season with salt, pepper and dried dill weed.

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Put them in the skillet skin side up and cook until you see some white juices showing up.

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Turn them over and squeeze some more lemon juice on and spread the chopped mint leaves on top. Depending on how well done that you want them and the thickness of the filets just cook them about 2-3 minutes a side. If you poke them with a fork and they want to flake they are done.

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Enjoy your healthy, quick and easy Lemon Mint Salmon.

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A nice dry white like a Pinot Grigio is perfect for this occasion.

 

 

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  1. Put a skillet on at medium high and swirl in barely enough olive oil to coat the bottom and add the butter. Pat dry the salmon filet and season the non skin side - or if your filets have been skinned treat the flat side that has a gray stripe on it as the skin side. First squeeze some lemon juice on the non-skin side then season with salt, pepper and dried dill weed.
  2. Put them in the skillet skin side up and cook until you see some white juices showing up. Turn them over and squeeze some more lemon juice on and spread the chopped mint leaves on top. Depending on how well done that you want them and the thickness of the filets just cook them about 2-3 minutes a side. If you poke them with a fork and they want to flake they are done.
  3. Enjoy your healthy, quick and easy Lemon Mint Salmon.
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Baked Salmon Honey Lemon Weeknight Dinner – One Pan – 20 Minutes – Quick and Easy

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Honey Lemon Baked Salmon Weeknight Dinner is for busy people who still want to quickly and easily make a great weeknight dinner. This Baked Salmon recipe with the addition of the honey and lemon glaze is a real good twist on your usual baked salmon recipe.

Thaw the salmon filets if you need to. Just put them in a bowl of water to thaw while you get the veggies ready.

Turn on your oven and set it at 450°.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. Or use a nonstick baking sheet and give it the same olive oil treatment.

Cut up the potatoes and put them on the baking sheet with the broccoli and baby carrots. Drizzle everything with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Put the honey in a bowl, squeeze in the lemon juice and add the parsley flakes. Then whisk it all together with the brush that you are going to use to apply it to the salmon.

Lay the Salmon filets out on the sheet skin side down. If the filets have been skinned just look for the side that is flatter and has a pale gray stripe in the middle and lay that side down on the pan.

Brush them generously with the honey lemon mixture and cover with the lemon slices.

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Put it in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the carrots are soft to poke with a table fork and/or the salmon wants to easily flake when you poke it with the fork.

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Then just sprinkle with a little bit of parsley flakes. Serve it and sit down and enjoy your Honey Lemon Baked Salmon Weeknight Dinner. Along with a chilled bottle of Chardonnay, or Pinot Grigio or any other white wine that YOU like..

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  1. Turn on your oven and set it at 450°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. Or use a nonstick baking sheet and give it the same olive oil treatment. Cut up the potatoes and put them on the baking sheet with the broccoli and baby carrots. Drizzle everything with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Put the honey in a bowl, squeeze in the lemon juice and add the parsley flakes. Then whisk it all together with the brush that you are going to use to apply it to the salmon. Lay the Salmon filets out on the sheet skin side down. If the filets have been skinned just look for the side that is flatter and has a pale gray stripe in the middle and lay that side down on the pan. Brush them generously with the honey lemon mixture and cover with the lemon slices.
  3. Put it in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the carrots are soft to poke with a table fork and/or the salmon wants to easily flake when you poke it with the fork. Then just sprinkle with a little bit of parsley flakes. Serve it and sit down and enjoy your Honey Lemon Baked Salmon Weeknight Dinner.
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Pistachio Crusted Salmon Filets – 20 Minutes – 3 Ingredients

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Pistachio Crusted Salmon Filets……

…..isn’t as crazy as it sounds. It’s quick and easy and real good.

About fifteen years ago I first ran into it in a restaurant in Manasquan on the Jersey Shore as “Pistachio Crusted Filet of Flounder”.

I saw it on the menu and said “What!”

Our friends, Susan and David, told me that it was great and that I should try it.

So I did and it WAS great!

Here it is done with Salmon.

It’s simple to make and you will enjoy it. It’s definitely easy enough for a busy weeknight.

It also works real good with Tuna steaks, Cod filets or Tilapia,

Get the oven going sat 450°F/232°C.

Now, you could put the pistachios in the food processor or spare yourself the cleanup and just pound them a little bit in a zip loc bag. Use the flat side of a meat mallet or the bottom of a sauce pan.

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Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. Or, use a non stick baking sheet like you see here.

Pat the salmon filets dry and lay them skin side down in the pan. If your filets have been skinned just look for the flatter side that has a gray stripe running across it and lay out the filets with that side down.

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Spread the mayonnaise only on the top side.

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Generously sprinkle the crushed pistachios all over the mayonnaise and gently pat them down with a spatula or the flat side of a knife. 

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Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the salmon will easily flake when tested with a table fork. Then serve up your Pistachio Crusted Salmon Filets.

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I multi-tasked while the salmon was in the oven and did some “baked” potatoes in the microwave and topped them with a pat of butter and a pinch of dried parsley flakes. And, threw together a salad. 

The whole meal took twenty minutes. Chardonnay goes great with salmon and that’s what we scarfed down, er,,sipped, with our Pistachio Crusted Salmon Filets.

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  2. Pat the salmon filets dry and lay them skin side down in the pan. If your filets have been skinned just look for the flatter side that has a gray stripe running across it and lay out the filets with that side down. Spread the mayonnaise only on the top side.
  3. Generously sprinkle the crushed pistachios all over the mayonnaise and gently pat them down with a spatula or the flat side of a knife. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the salmon will easily flake when tested with a table fork. Then serve up your Pistachio Crusted Salmon Filets.
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Salmon Filets with Lime Juice and Cilantro – 20 minutes – Quick and Easy – Gluten Free

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Salmon Filets with Lime Juice and Cilantro…

……is quick and easy and a real tasty way to put together a real good weeknight  supper.

When we were living in Mexico we learned to use limes instead of lemons and cilantro instead of parsley. Mostly because lemons and parsley were pretty damn hard to find and limes and cilantro were everywhere.

There was always lots of fresh fish available and this was our favorite way to throw it together. 

it’s easy to do and you will like it.

Rinse off and pat dry the cilantro and coarsely chop it up. Put it in a small bowl and squeeze in the lime juice.

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That juice squeezer that you see in the pic, we brought back with us from Mexico. You can get them here in the states and for limes especially they work real well.

Melt the butter in the microwave and add it to the cilantro.

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Put a skillet on the stove at medium high and eyeball enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom.

Rinse off the salmon filets and pat them dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Some optional additional herbs for the sprinkling are dried dill weed, dried basil, lemon pepper, garlic powder and on and on.

But just salt and pepper work just fine.

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If your salmon filets still have the skin on them put them in the skillet with the skin side up. If they have been skinned put them in with the flatter side, that has a gray stripe, facing up.

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Just about 2-3 minutes a side depending on how thick your Salmon Filets are.

When you can see the white liquid trying to escape from the middle of the  salmon filets  – it means that they are ready.

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Spoon the cilantro mixture on the filets while they are still in the skillet then put them on your serving dish. Then spoon the liquid from the pan on top.

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This Salmon Filets dish is a real good one. Enjoy it!!

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  1. Rinse off and pat dry the cilantro and coarsely chop it up. Put it in a small bowl and squeeze in the lime juice. Melt the butter in the microwave and add it to the cilantro.
  2. Put a skillet on the stove at medium high and eyeball enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom. Rinse off the salmon filets and pat them dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. If your salmon filets still have the skin on them put them in the skillet with the skin side up. If they have been skinned put them in with the flatter side, that has a gray stripe, facing up.
  3. Just about 2-3 minutes a side depending on how thick your Salmon Filets are. When you can see the white liquid trying to escape from the middle of the salmon filets - it means that they are ready.
  4. Spoon the cilantro mixture on the filets while they are still in the skillet then put them on your serving dish. Then spoon the liquid from the pan on top.
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