Tag Archives: Seafood

Sheet Pan Salmon with Brussels and Butternut Squash

In these crazy times with all the bad news coming our way with the Coronavirus occupying our every waking moment it’s good to know that a home cooked meal can still bring you a moment of peace in another wise chaotic time.

I am not saying that I won’t eat out just yet but cooking and eating at home is in my control and that gives me a sense of contentment.

This is a wonderful weeknight or any night meal. A very light Asian flavor with soy and sweetness with honey paired with brussels and creamy butternut squash. Sweet and Savory. I think this meal is pretty healthy and brimming with healthy vitamins and heart-healthy omega -3 fats. Fairly easy to make with easy to get ingredients.

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app. 1-1 1/4 lb. Salmon — I used a center cut piece or you can use skin on Salmon Fillets — your choice

cooking spray of your choice

1 1/2 Tablespoon lower sodium soy sauce or Tamari

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil –divided ( see instructions)

1 Tablespoon Honey

1 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice — 1 lime should do

2 cloves garlic–minced and divided ( see instructions)

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

2 1/2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed

12 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 Tablespoon sliced green onion for garnish –(scallion)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a large rimmed sheet pan ( app. 13 x 18 ) with cooking spray

Combine soy sauce, 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil, honey, lime juice, 1 minced clove of garlic, and ginger in a large bowl. Use a whisk and whisk all ingredients together and then set salmon piece or pieces in the bowl to marinate–set aside

In another bowl, combine 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, remaining clove of minced garlic, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, salt , pepper and paprika. Toss to coat. Spread out vegetables on pre-sprayed baking sheet, avoid over-crowding. Bake at 400 degrees for app. 20 minutes. Remove from oven and stir vegetables and push to edges of pan to make a space in the center of pan for Salmon.

Place marinated Salmon in the open center space of pan. Pour any leftover marinade over the salmon. Bake at 400 degrees for at least 15 minutes and check salmon doneness — I cooked for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top Salmon with the green onion. I served with Basmati Rice and Brussels and Butternut.

Keep Calm and Keep Cooking



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.


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

1 lemon


Dijon mustard

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


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.

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!


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


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.