Mediterranean Baked Salmon

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Eric and I officially have a place to live when we get married! We found the cutest little condo that I have affectionately dubbed our “Snow Cottage.” And though I am so excited to start this new chapter, I will definitely be sad to leave my current roommates. And by roommates, I mean my parents. I have been living at home since I graduated college and I can honestly say I have loved every minute of it. Ok scratch that. I loved every minute except the time they woke me up at midnight to scream, yell, and sing because the Tigers made it to the playoffs. But other than that, living with mom and dad has been great. I’ll miss watching the Colbert Report with my dad every night and “Pinterest-ing” with my mom. And I will really miss cooking dinner with them. A few nights ago I made this delicious salmon recipe from Eat, Live, Run and it was a big hit. Not only is it incredibly delicious, but it is also very easy to whip up. The prep time is short but the result is a flavorful and impressive looking meal. I think it would definitely be a great meal to serve at a dinner party. But for now, since I only have few more months living at home with these two, I might just serve it a few more times at our nightly dinner party for 3.

Ingredients: Serves 3, Recipe from Eat Live Run

  • 3 pieces of salmon, skin removed
  • 3 tablespoons pesto
  • 3 tablespoons sundried tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 10 pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped

Preparation:

  1. Place 3 pieces of salmon on a greased cookie sheet
  2. Spread salmon with pesto
  3. Top each piece of salmon with 1 tablespoon sundried tomatoes, chopped red onion, feta and chopped olives
  4. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes

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Walnut Crusted Salmon

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As the days are growing longer and the sunlight has started hanging around for a few more hours each evening, I’ve found myself craving lighter meals. No more heavy pasta dinners or hearty stews for this gal. Because even though we still haven’t experienced steady spring weather here in Michigan, I’m done with the standby wintery meals. Lately I’m more apt to make a big salad for dinner or a simple piece of fish with fresh, simple flavors. And this recipe, for Walnut Crusted Salmon is just that. Dried oregano and a light and tangy honey mustard dressing complements the crunchy walnut crust wonderfully. And the recipe, like most of the recipes on this site, is incredibly easy to throw together on a weeknight. All you need is a food processor and about 15 minutes of prep time before you are able to put this dish in the oven. Add a serving of perfectly roasted broccoli and you have yourself the a perfectly light and healthy spring meal. Enjoy!

Ingredients: Makes 3 servings

  • 3/4 cup walnut pieces
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 salmon filets
  • 1/4 cup honey mustard dressing (I used Green Goddess, found at Trader Joe’s)

Preparation:

  1. Place first 4  ingredients in a food processor (walnuts through salt) and grind until mixture turns to crumbs
  2. Using a pastry brush, coat salmon with honey mustard dressing on both sides
  3. Dredge each salmon filet in walnut mixture until both sides of filets are evenly coated
  4. Place salmon in a 13×9 inch baking dish and bake at 400 for 30-35 minutes

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Salmon with Mango Salsa

It has been raining for weeks on end. Did I move to Seattle and not notice? I hope not…because I really like sunshine, and not noticing a move across the country would mean something was seriously wrong with me…so let’s … Continue reading