Tuesday, May 14, 2013

easy salmon with herb butter or dijon vinaigrette

Although I'm all about ease, I also like healthy quality meals. Salmon is the healthiest easiest meal, perfect for a warm spring night, and especially great for a weeknight meal as it's done within 10 minutes! For this salmon you can choose to make an easy herb butter or whip up a dijon vinaigrette (or both) for a nice finishing touch.

Ingredients (for 2 dinner-servings):
Herb butter:
palm-full of fresh dill, chopped
large pinch of salt & pepper
3 tbs softened butter

Dijon vinaigrette:
1/4 cup dijon mustard
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs fresh lemon juice
salt & pepper

1 lb wild-caught salmon
salt & pepper

1. Prep the herb butter by combining the dill, salt, pepper, and butter on a plate, and rolling it all around to incorporate all of the bits. Get your hands dirty and fully meld the flavors.

2. Scrape all of the butter into a ball on a sheet of tin foil, cover the ball in the tin foil and roll out into a log. Freeze the butter for about 10 minutes or until needed.

3. When ready for dinner, line a baking sheet in foil. Lightly grease and lay salmon skin-side-down. Divide 1.5 tbs of the herb butter along the salmon, or regular butter for dill-haters out there (T). Sprinkle a pinch of salt & pepper over the salmon.

4. Pop in oven and broil for 9 minutes, until flaky.

5. For the dijon vinaigrette, whisk together the dijon, olive oil, lemon juice, and another pinch of salt & pepper. Drizzle over cooked salmon. 

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