Friday, January 13, 2012

Quick and Easy Salmon

We are a family that loves the outdoors!  We love all kinds of outdoor activities like hiking and camping, but we especially enjoy activities that also provide food for our table like hunting, fishing, berry picking, and gardening.  Okay, gardening is not my favorite, probably because in recent years I have not been all that successful.  I have had to compete against some pretty tough competitors too:  gophers, deer, chickens, freezing temperatures, and even my dog who apparently loves cucumbers and tomatoes.  I like the idea of gardening and bringing in something from the outdoors to prepare for dinner.  Maybe this will be the bounty year.  Looking at this picture of last years tomato bounty, I have my doubts.

I am much more successful when it comes to berry picking!  Even fishing!  We do love to eat all kinds of fish.  We like to catch bass and crappie to fry, trout to smoke, salmon to bake or barbecue, and everything else in between!  The other night we had salmon.  Now for those of you who don't fish, you might think that salmon is a dinner budget buster.  Depending on your other side dishes, salmon can be a deliciously frugal meal.  Try pairing it with rice and a salad for minimal cost.

My favorite way to make salmon is so quick and easy, not to mention yummy.  To start, simply line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.  This will make clean up a snap.  Next place your salmon pieces on the foil.  I make cuts across the fish (width) and insert butter (I use Earth Balance to make it dairy free).

Next, I season the fish with salt and pepper.  Then I pack brown sugar on top of the fish.

Cover the fish with foil.  Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes.  I start checking after twenty minutes because you don't want your fish to be overly done.  It dries it out.  The fish should flake easily. 

Absolutely yummy!  I hope you enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Shelia, bookmarked this one:) Only new to fish cooking and I really haven't a clue.


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