Sometimes I like to think I’m somewhat of a chef, but I really don’t have any super special chef-like skillios… my strong point is that I can (usually) follow directions as long as they are straight forward… the good news is all the recipes I post are simple and don’t require any crazy technique just like this dish above =) Last night I made salmon with a mint marinade on a bed of couscous with steam asparagus topped with a lemon twist and it was rather easy and super delish! I got the recipes from allrecipes.com and made a few adjustments.
INGREDIENTS: SERVING SIZE 2–PREP TIME: 15MIN–COOK TIME: 10MIN
- 1 bunch fresh mint, stems removed
- 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, stems removed
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- 4 small mint sprigs for garnish
- Preheat oven to 450F . Place the grill rack 5 inches from the heat source and cook for approx 10 minutes or until salmon begins to flake
- In a bowel or food processor combine the mint and parsley with the lemon juice, garlic, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper. Blend into a smooth paste. Spread the herb paste over the salmon fillets and allow to marinate for five minutes.
- Place salmon on a baking dish line with foil and pour remaining marinade over salmon. Cook for about 10 minutes depending on thickness of salmon and test with fork to see if salmon flakes
- Garnish with a lemon twist and small sprig of mint and voila, dinner is severed
With this meal I put the salmon on a bed of couscous and steamed asparagus. I’m sure wild rice would also be delish and I have been wanting to try Quinoa, but have not gotten around to it yet.