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Roasted Salmon with Corn and Tomatoes

Sometimes you just need to lighten up the meal and I find Salmon always does the trick . It is filling without being full. Do you know what I mean? This Salmon dish is light but satisfying in every way. This is what I did and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

*this recipe should serve 4 nicely–easy to cut in 1/2 for 2

Ingredients:

I asked for 6 oz. filets– just make sure they are the same size and I like from the middle of the salmon not the end–you will need 4 for 4 people. One filet for each person

Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper

1 small container of cherry or grapes in any coloration you’d like-halved

2 cups frozen or fresh whole kernel corn

2 tsp. olive oil

1 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. lime zest

1 Tbsp. Lime juice

1 tsp. honey

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

*if you love it snip some fresh cilantro in there at the end

Directions:

Pick up Salmon from your local fish store or Whole foods type of market

I rinse the salmon off and pat dry with paper towels. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 15×10 baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with your favorite cooking spray. Place fish in prepared pan. Sprinkle with about 1/2 tsp. kosher salt over salmon and about 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper–you will have to eyeball it but the salmon needs salt and pepper it’s a question of how much. Lightly sprinkle.

In a medium sized bowl combine tomatoes, corn, oil , chili powder, cumin and a little more salt and pepper ( app. 1/4 -1/2 tsp. more salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper) Toss to coat. Spread tomato mixture around the fish in the baking pan. Roast uncovered, app. 15-18 minutes or until fish flakes easily and is cooked through.

Meanwhile in a small bowl , stir together lime zest, lime juice, and honey

When fish is done to your liking remove fish to a platter. Brush fish with honey mixture. Add onion and cilantro to tomatoes in pan, stirring gently to combine all ingredients. Top fish with tomato mixture and if you’d like a little more cilantro this would be a good time to add it.

 

 

 

 

Roasted Salmon with Corn and Tomatoes

Sometimes you just need to lighten up the meal and I find Salmon always does the trick . It is filling without being full. Do you know what I mean? This Salmon dish is light but satisfying in every way. This is what I did and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

*this recipe should serve 4 nicely–easy to cut in 1/2 for 2

Ingredients:

I asked for 6 oz. filets– just make sure they are the same size and I like from the middle of the salmon not the end–you will need 4 for 4 people. One filet for each person

Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper

1 small container of cherry or grapes in any coloration you’d like-halved

2 cups frozen or fresh whole kernel corn

2 tsp. olive oil

1 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. lime zest

1 Tbsp. Lime juice

1 tsp. honey

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

*if you love it snip some fresh cilantro in there at the end

Directions:

Pick up Salmon from your local fish store or Whole foods type of market

I rinse the salmon off and pat dry with paper towels. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 15×10 baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with your favorite cooking spray. Place fish in prepared pan. Sprinkle with about 1/2 tsp. kosher salt over salmon and about 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper–you will have to eyeball it but the salmon needs salt and pepper it’s a question of how much. Lightly sprinkle.

In a medium sized bowl combine tomatoes, corn, oil , chili powder, cumin and a little more salt and pepper ( app. 1/4 -1/2 tsp. more salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper) Toss to coat. Spread tomato mixture around the fish in the baking pan. Roast uncovered, app. 15-18 minutes or until fish flakes easily and is cooked through.

Meanwhile in a small bowl , stir together lime zest, lime juice, and honey

When fish is done to your liking remove fish to a platter. Brush fish with honey mixture. Add onion and cilantro to tomatoes in pan, stirring gently to combine all ingredients. Top fish with tomato mixture and if you’d like a little more cilantro this would be a good time to add it.

 

 

 

 

 

Salmon with a Mustard Glaze

IMG_7557 IMG_7571Here is another delicious Salmon recipe and so super easy. This is a light easy to make dinner perfect Spring Time Meal.  I made this for dinner last night and it was ready in no time and tasted truly delicious.It is light and easy, it doesn’t get much easier than this. The whole recipe took less than 1/2 hour to prep and cook! Depending on how thick your salmon is it could take no more than 10 minutes to fully cook right in the oven. Very few ingredients and a perfect dinner casual enough for just you and your family and can be bumped up to serve to guests. This is a winner.Last night I served with potatoes and a salad.  Almost any side dish will do alongside this. img_3593

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 heaping Tablespoon Dijon Mustard

1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice (app. 1 average size lemon)

Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper ( about 1/4 tsp. of each)

4 pieces Salmon fillets ( app. 6 oz. each) with skin on

*sprinkle a little fresh thyme if you’d like!!!

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray to facilitate removal of fish not to mention clean-up.

In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, mustard, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon each kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. I used a mini whisk and it came together beautifully.

Place Salmon, skin side down in a baking dish , and spoon mustard glaze over each piece of fish. Bake until salmon is just cooked through and no longer red, 6 – 10 minutes depending on the thickness of your fillet. I added a sprinkle of some fresh thyme right before I cooked and it added some more delicious flavor, this is totally optional.

Voila! done and enjoy. I served this time with a delicious lentil side dish.

Salmon with a Mustard Glaze

IMG_7557 IMG_7571Here is another delicious Salmon recipe and so super easy. I made this for dinner the other night and it was ready in no time and tasted truly delicious.It is light and easy, it doesn’t get much easier than this. The whole recipe took less than 1/2 hour to prep and cook! Depending on how thick your salmon is it could take no more than 10 minutes to fully cook right in the oven. Very few ingredients and a perfect dinner casual enough for just you and your family and can be bumped up to serve to guests. This is a winner.Last night I served with potatoes and a salad.  Almost any side dish will do alongside this. The other night made it with roasted red potatoes and burnt brussels.

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Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 heaping Tablespoon Dijon Mustard

1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice (app. 1 average size lemon)

Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper ( about 1/4 tsp. of each)

4 pieces Salmon fillets ( app. 6 oz. each) with skin on

*sprinkle a little fresh thyme if you’d like!!! and you can use a sprinkle of dried thyme as well.

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray to facilitate removal of fish not to mention clean-up.

In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, mustard, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon each kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. I used a mini whisk and it came together beautifully.

Place Salmon, skin side down in a baking dish , and spoon mustard glaze over each piece of fish. Bake until salmon is just cooked through and no longer red, 6 – 10 minutes depending on the thickness of your fillet. I then turned on the broiler for a few minutes, check to see if fish is done before doing this. You don’t want it over-cooked. I cooked in oven for 6 minutes and then broiled for 4. It was done to perfection.

Voila! done and enjoy. I served this time with a delicious lentil side dish.

No Fuss, No Muss Salmon

This is really the easiest way to grill salmon and truly my most favorite way to cook and eat it! It really takes no time and the ingredients are simple, fresh and tasty. That’s why I call it No Fuss, No Muss Salmon. You can cook it in the oven if you don’t want to grill.  Just bake it in a baking dish at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes depending on the size of the piece of fish.

INGREDIENTS:

I use 2 1/2 lb salmon filets (1 per person)

1 lemon

Capers

Dijon mustard

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Take a piece of aluminum large enough to hold 1 filet. Put the filet on aluminum and fold up edges (as pictured), making a little tray out of foil.

First pat salmon dry with a paper towel and very lightly sprinkle salt and pepper on each filet (it really doesn’t need it, but I use a little bit). Next, spread dijon mustard on the filet with a butter knife (all over the top). Sprinkle a few capers on each–as many or as little as you like, I don’t use a lot; just a few is good. I cut the lemon in 1/2 and then squeeze a little all over each piece (1/2 lemon is good for the 2 pieces) and then I slice very thin slices from the other 1/2 of the lemon and place them right on top of the salmon.

I then place the salmon on a hot grill in aluminum, lower heat to a more moderate heat and cook for about 20 minutes. Next, remove from heat, fold up sides and just let it sit for about 5 minutes. When you open up the aluminum and take the salmon out, it should lift right off the skin but you may have to play with it. The skin is actually very crispy at this point. Salmon should be light pink and flaky.

I served this with a beautiful salad, gazpacho and homemade macaroni salad. We sat  outside and ate. It was a beautiful night.

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Salad Dressing with Roasted Garlic

photo 1 photo 4 (2) photo 5 (2)photo 1 (78)photo 2 (62)photo 1 (2)Yes, I read and subscribe to Gwyneth Paltrow’s website Goop and when she’s not explaining her “conscious uncoupling” the website is actually very informative and worthwhile. In any event her suggestions for recipes are very worthwhile. This recipe was on the Goop website and even though you have to roast the garlic which is a little time-consuming it was a super delicious dressing and I actually put it on Salmon before I broiled it and it was really tasty.  The recipe is from Roberta’s Cookbook which actually looks pretty amazing. I always have all these ingredients in the house and they are simple ingredients .  I have to admit the first time I read it I was thinking of omitting the roasted garlic but it wouldn’t have been as deeply layered a flavor. I highly recommend this recipe and roasting the garlic , we fully enjoyed our salad. I used plain Romaine this time out but this would be amazing on any greens. I also used it on my broiled salmon a few days later and it was amazing. I broiled the salmon on lemon and thyme  brushed the dressing on it put it back in broiler for about 5 minutes and it was delicious. So not only a great salad dressing but an awesome marinade as well. This was my adaptation.

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Ingredients:

1 head of garlic for roasting

3/4 cup of olive oil, and a little splash for roasting garlic

1 peeled garlic clove

2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard

1 1/2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar

2 Tablespoons Sherry Vinegar

2 egg yolks

5 anchovy fillets

Juice of 1 small lemon

Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste ( I used a little black pepper and a very small amount of Kosher Salt, it’s your call)

Directions:

To Roast Garlic:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut about a quarter of an inch off the head of the garlic and place the head cut side up on a piece of aluminum foil large enough to cover garlic.  Splash a little water and a splash of olive oil over the whole head of garlic.  Make a loosely wrapped little package with the tin foil. I baked for one hour. Remove the garlic from the oven and let it cool down. Squeeze out 4 – 5 cloves depending on how large they are you’ll use less or more. Set aside extra garlic to use as a spread if you like. Your house will smell amazing.

Dressing:

Place roasted garlic cloves, the raw clove of garlic, mustard, vinegars, egg yolks, anchovies and lemon juice into a blender or food processor ( I used a mini food processor) Blend till well combined.

While blending, add the olive oil in a slow steady stream until it’s incorporated and dressing looks smooth and creamy. Taste for salt and pepper .

Dressing will keep in refrigerator for a week. Because of raw eggs I wouldn’t keep much longer than that.

 

 

Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic

photo 1 photo 2 photo 1 (2)photo 4 (2)photo 2 (2)Always on the lookout for new Salmon recipes because Joel will eat Salmon and I think it’s such a good thing to try to eat at least once a week. I must eat it more often but he really is more “meat and potatoes”. He loved this recipe and I will definitely make it again and next time remember to buy the parsley. If nothing else it makes it look really good and definitely adds flavor to the fish. Joel probably wouldn’t like the green stuff but I would recommend using it. This is a super easy recipe and once again I used Maille Honey Dijon Mustard, it’s my favorite brand of mustard, try to find it. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 10 ounce Salmon Filets ( I left the skin on even though the fish comes off the skin when it’s done most of the time) 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced 2 – 3 tbsp. finely chopped parsley 3 heaping Tbsp. Honey Dijon Mustard juice of 1/2 a lemon a pinch of kosher salt 1/8 cup of olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a large baking sheet with foil. Place salmon pieces on top of the foil and set aside. I pat the salmon dry with paper towels first. In a medium bowl, whisk together garlic, parsley, honey Dijon, lemon juice , salt and olive oil. Whisk well until well-combined then I used a pastry brush ( must have) brush on the sauce onto the salmon pieces generously Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes depending on how thick the salmon is you may need to reduce the time by 2-3 minutes or increase it by 2- 3 minutes just keep an eye on it. Serve with your favorite sides. I served with Asparagus (for me) and roasted sweet potatoes.

Smoking Hot Salmon ( on grill or in oven) and a quick Corn Salad from leftover grilled corn

Grilled Leftover Corn for salad

Always on the prowl for new recipes for Salmon. I usually cook it on the grill in the summer but this could easily be cooked indoors if no grill available. I actually cook this on a piece of aluminum foil on the grill, it really is like an outdoor oven. You can use a basket but I always find it makes such a mess. Whatever works for you, when I have placed fish right on grill it’s just a disaster, so I’ve taken to doing it this way. I played with these ingredients for the marinade and you know I took liberties with the cayenne pepper, so just put a sprinkle if you don’t like it too spicy. The marinade thickened up and it was perfectly delicious with a sprinkling of fresh cilantro. Cilantro can be eliminated but we love it, so it stays on in this house. I had some leftover ears of Grilled Corn so I threw together a very impromptu Corn Salad which is listed below as well.

Ingredients:

1 lb. Salmon Filets ( I used 1 1lb. piece for the 2 of us) This time out I got Copper River Salmon and it was just delicious. I use Wild Salmon usually. Use whatever you like best

For Marinade:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 medium shallot – chopped

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4 cup light brown sugar

Cayenne Pepper to taste ( I was generous with it, but it packs a lot of heat)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger ( if you can’t use fresh ginger, use powder ginger , I wouldn’t omit this spice)

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:

In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the shallots and saute until softened. Add all the remaining ingredients, except for the cilantro. Cook over medium heat until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and add the cilantro.

Baste the salmon filet with a bit of the sauce and preheat your grill to a medium high heat. I placed the salmon on a piece of aluminum foil. I just cooked it for about 15 – 20 minutes till the salmon was flaky, and the center was just cooked. You don’t want to over cook it. If you’re placing right on the grill it will cook much quicker. When you finish cooking, remove from grill and serve with some of the remaining marinade as additional sauce. This is delicious with rice and a vegetable. I served with a side of some leftover grilled corn which I turned into a lovely side dish.

Corn Salad from leftover grilled corn

I used 4 ears of corn, you can use 4 cups of any kind of corn . I just happened to have had some corn leftover from a barbque.

1 cup red pepper- diced

1 medium red onion – diced

2 – 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro – chopped

Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice from about 1 small lime

* 1 Jalapeno pepper – seeded and minced ( make sure to remove all seeds if you don’t like spicy) you can omit all together if you don’t like the flavor . I love it.

I just added a little olive oil to taste ,  I would say 1 tablespoon

Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

This was really a throw together, but it came out so good!!!!!  Allow the ingredients to blend for a few before serving. Enjoy!

leftover grilled corn

Seared Spiced Rubbed Salmon (Mark Bittman, The New York Times)

Seared Spiced Rubbed Salmon

This recipe came out of my cooking class with Karen Lee on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It was a lovely day spent in her warm inviting kitchen. Karen’s classes always make for a day well-spent. (More information for Karen Lee Cooking Class (foodnow@rcn.com) or cookingwithcandi.com

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs. salmon fillet, skin removed (organic or wild but the organic king farm-raised is great, when it is available and the wild salmon is best from April through September)

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 tablespoon ground cumin or 1 tablespoon fennel seed ( we used cumin)

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced

zest of 1 orange (you can substitute lemon or lime)

1/2 cup fresh orange juice, reduced to 2 – 3 tablespoons *see recipe below

2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

Dunk salmon in a bowl of cold water for a second. Then let drain on paper towels. Rinse and dry salmon.

Rub down the salmon fillet on both sides with olive oil. 

Mix together the salt and the cayenne pepper and rub onto both sides of the salmon then rub in the fennel seed or ground cumin, rosemary and orange zest. Press mixture onto both sides of the fillet.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place in a well seasoned iron skillet or steel fish skillet over high heat for about 2-3 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil (you may need a bit more.)

Using a fish spatula, slide the salmon into the skillet. Sear for 2-3 minutes. Place the spatula under the salmon and jiggle to loosen. If it resists, then leave it for another minute or so. Continue to saute until the salmon gets very dark and well-seared. Flip the salmon and sear on the other side for another 2-3 minutes.

Place the salmon on a shallow roasting pan and roast in oven for an additional 1-3 minutes. (How long you roast will depend on how thick your fillet is and how you like your salmon cooked.) After fish comes out of oven, using a pastry brush, brush with the reduced orange juice.

(When sauteing the salmon, you may want to lower the heat to avoid burning the spices.)

*to reduce orange juice just put in a small saucepan and boil it down (a slow boil as opposed to a rolling boil,) until orange juice is reduced.