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.
– 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!!!
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