Pinterest Challenge 2016 – Rosemary Garlic Salmon

This week’s Pinterest Challenge Recipe comes courtesy of the Salmon that was on sale when the Husband and I went grocery shopping together last weekend.  At $4.99 a pound it was hard to pass up and therefore my only “challenge” (which I will admit is sometimes harder) was to find a recipe to let the salmon shine.


I am really a fan of simple salmon recipes.  It’s a protein that really shines on its own.  I find that many times those recipes that douce salmon in sauces and creams really do salmon a disservice.  I hate leaving a meal saying – “I really loved the sauce” when in reality the sauce was only supposed to be the accompanying feature.

In keeping with simplicity I went with a simple Rosemary Garlic Salmon recipe I found on Pinterest.

Using this simple recipe and a few key high quality ingredients it’s an easy meal to make on a weeknight when many of us (myself included) just do not have enough time to spend hours in the kitchen putting a meal on the table.

In reality – this meal took me about an hour and a half.  I added salt, pepper, fresh garlic, and fresh rosemary to the salmon and let it “marinate” for about an hour.


While the salmon was doing its thing, I halved some brussel sprouts, tossed in some olive oil, salt, garlic.


The sprouts were roasted in a pre-heated 450 degree oven for about 15 minutes, after which I flipped the sprouts, added the salmon and roasted the entire pan for about another 15 minutes

While the sprouts and salmon were roasting, I cooked up some brown rice (to which I added some sliced green pepper and tomato) for a simple side dish.

And Voilá
– a simple, flavorful and delicious weeknight meal.

I was not sure that the flavors of the rosemary and garlic were permeate through the fish in such a short period of time – but I was able to taste those flavors from the first to the very last bite.

This recipe was definitely a success and will be added into my “Easy (but Tasty) Weeknight Meal” rotation, so this week’s Pinterest recipe was a success!!!



Garlic Rosemary Roasted Salmon
(Adapted from Steelehouse Kitchen)

1 pound fresh salmon
2 Garlic Cloves, diced
2 fresh 6″ rosemary sprigs, chopped
1/2 teaspook kosher salt
1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

 – Pre-heat oven to 450

– Place salmon skin side down on a cutting board and sprinkle with salt, pepper

– Add rosemary and garlic, making sure to press and rub into the salmon

– Cook salmon for 15 minutes or until the salmon is flakey


  1. Mark

    Great dinner and looking forward to having it again! Great challenge!

  2. Avatar

    Sounds yummy! That is a great price for salmon. And you can never go wrong with roasted brussel sprouts. Thanks for the meal-spiration!


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